Monthly Archives: September 2017

Local Parkinson’s group keeps active over summer.

Members of a local Parkinson’s physiotherapy group, which meets only in term-time, have been continuing their treatment over the summer holidays with help from Petroc. Through the developing partnership between physiotherapists at Northern Devon Health Care Trust and Petroc, participants … Continue reading

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“Discovery desk” unveiled at Northam Burrows.

A new exciting display has been unveiled at Northam Burrows Visitors Centre. The ‘Discovery Desk’ includes a powerful public-use microscope and collections of samples, helping visitors to take a closer look at the unique local environment. Northam Burrows Visitors Centre … Continue reading

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Marie Curie “Helper” service.

Marie Curie is celebrating the rollout of its ‘Helper’ service across the whole of Devon and is calling on people to consider volunteering a few hours of their time each week to support local people with terminal illnesses and their … Continue reading

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John Strange (1590 – 1646), shipowner & local hero.

In Bideford Town Hall you will find a portrait of John Strange, four times Mayor of Bideford, and an unusual man. (There is also a copy in the Burton Art Gallery). In the background of the portrait are certain objects … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – September 1917.

Mr Gerrish, chemist, of 9 The Quay, continues his advertising campaign by encouraging readers to take his Tonic Liver Mixture. He states that “your liver, if neglected, will bring utter ruin and an early decay”. His mixture, costing 1/3d per … Continue reading

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September’s Youth Page.

Buzz Off! Here at Buzz, we went out for cream teas – a relatively safe trip, you may assume. We got our scones, we considered tea, but it was a blisteringly hot day so we chose lemonade instead. Thus awoke … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte; September.

My apologies that this month’s article is aimed more at business users. If you don’t own a business you probably don’t know that the government has decided that, from April 2018, they are Making Tax Digital (MTD). As a result, … Continue reading

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery – September.

I gave you a recipe for a lobster dish in August, so here is a recipe for crab cakes made in a muffin tin. Baked Crab Cakes made with goat’s cheese and bacon – makes 6 cakes. Ingredients. 250g crabmeat … Continue reading

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All the fun of the Fair!

Fairs have been visiting Bideford for one hundred and fifty years at least and even though today they face huge competition from computer games and local attractions the travelling show people still come. The history of the fair in Bideford … Continue reading

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