Monthly Archives: October 2017

Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery – November.

Here is a Devon version of Stargazey pasties made with Clovelly herrings. These were very popular at the Herring Festival last year and will be back by popular demand this year. Devonshire Stargazey Pasty. Ingredients. 450g puff pastry. 225g potato … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – November 1917.

Children from Bideford schools have collected approximately two tons of horse chestnuts, which will save a ton of cereals in munitions work. North Devon Appeals Courts: Many columns in every edition are given to reporting the proceedings of employers appealing … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte – November.

The term “Computing” actually originates from the ancient past, when it was used as a job description to describe those, mostly women, who were required to perform repetitive calculations for the production of things such as navigational charts or astrology … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 151 (September/ October).

In port – Yelland Quay. Nataly – (ex- Blue Dragon, 2016); built 2007; flag St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda; owners German; crew Polish & Ukrainian; from Glensanda to Rotterdam; (arrived 12/9), berthed 18/9, sailed 19/9; discharged 3,500 tons chippings. This … Continue reading

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Rope Walk – “The Battle of the Posts”.

Rope Walk today is a narrow but well used roadway running parallel to the Pill. Its name obviously records the presence of the ropemaking industry which was once so important to the ship-owning merchants of Bideford – but how many … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte – October.

Have you ever noticed that the F and J keys have a raised ridge? This is to allow users to position their hands correctly so that they can type without having to look at the keyboard. This is a skill … Continue reading

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