Monthly Archives: June 2017

One hundred years ago; July 1917.

Of immediate interest this month is a Notice of Sale of the entire Appledore Gas Works. Established in 1874 on land in a field called Barn Close, which is part of Watertown in the Parish of Northam. The site, leasehold … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 147 (May/ June).

In port – Bideford Quay. None since last issue. In port – Yelland. Welsh Piper, 12/5. Bristol Channel Observations. 12/5 at 11.51 container vessel MSC Koroni, 48,244 tons d.w., owners Waldo Shipping Co Greece, outward bound from Avonmouth, having sailed … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – June 1917.

Many of the items of interest in this month’s editions are centred around agriculture and the implications the War is having on local businesses and farms. Heard Bros are advertising Avery Farm Tractors for sale with additional tractors on their … Continue reading

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A brief history of the Palladium Club.

The Club began life in 1919 as the stables for the Heavitree Inn. In 1926 it was the Palladium Cinema and the ticket office was situated where Patts’ Fruit and Vegetable shop now is in Mill St. Later it became … Continue reading

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