Monthly Archives: April 2017

Book Buzz.

  Bideford Library. We have a new Needle Craft group on Friday afternoons. Whether you are already a nifty needler or a complete needle novice come along and join our new group. Drop in any time between 4pm and 6pm … Continue reading

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Wanted: stories of First World War rescue at sea.

People on Devon’s south and north coasts are being asked to come forward with tales of lifesaving missions at sea during the First World War. Researchers at the Devon Remembers Heritage Project, based at Devon Heritage Centre in Exeter, want … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – May 1917.

  The main theme this month is the state of the food supply. In his regular column for allotment holders, “Spadeworker” encourages the growing of carrots as the most important root crop; varieties such as Red Elephant, James Intermediate and … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte – digital cameras.

We often get asked for digital cameras but we don’t stock them ; we leave that to businesses such as J & A Cameras. There are a myriad of different digital cameras on the market offering a range of specifications … Continue reading

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The local music scene.

Being of pensionable age I’m probably too old to be writing this! Recently I’ve been listening to BBC Devon’s Saturday evening radio programme on introducing new music from around the county. Last week they interviewed the singer from a band … Continue reading

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May’s Youth Page.

Young guns blazing. In the 1960s, Batman hit people so hard they bled words. “BIFF!”, “KAPOW!” and “ZLOCK!” rained from his fists as enemies sprawled on their backs, beaten into submission by groovy onomatopoeia, never to zlock again. Batman showed … Continue reading

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Burton Art Gallery – May.

The year is moving on apace, and change abounds; not just the seasons, the flora and the fauna, but also what’s going on in the Burton. This year some of the Gallery’s usual events and their curators have had to … Continue reading

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North Devon Ramblers.

Happy 40th Anniversary ! 1977 was a memorable year; It was our Queen’s Silver Jubilee; the first Star Wars film was released; Virginia Wade won Wimbledon; petrol was 79p a gallon; Elvis Presley died; the first Apple computer went on … Continue reading

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Walking the Coast Path; Mouthmill.

This is a beach of contrasts. A stream idly trickles through football-sized boulders down to the sea, while soothing sweeps of light-brown sand provide a backdrop to jutting rock formations that point arrow-like towards the Atlantic. It’s a place for … Continue reading

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May diary.

Friday 26th 2-4pm ‘Sew Together’ at Westward Ho! Baptist Church 01805 622666 2.30-4.30pm Torridge Table Tennis Club at Bideford Youth Centre 477932 7.45pm Modern Sequence Dancing, Kingsley Hall, W Ho! 01769 540309 8pm Ceilidh Club at Northam Hall. Monday 29th … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 145 (March/ April).

Bideford Quay. No shipping movements since last issue. Capt Hoad, the Harbour Master and Pilot, retired as Harbour Master on the 31st March but will be staying on as pilot to help to train his replacement. I would like to … Continue reading

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Plough Theatre – May events.

  9 – 11 Fore Street Great Torrington EX38 8HQ Listings – May 2017 Box Office: 01805 624624     Friday 26. Film. The Sense of an Ending (15) 5:30pm Friday 26. Music – Rock. Andy Fairweather Low and … Continue reading

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