Monthly Archives: October 2017

Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery – November.

Here is a Devon version of ‘Stargazey pasties’ made with Clovelly herrings. Devonshire Stargazey Pasty. Ingredients. 450g puff pastry. 225g potato (cubed). 4/6 Herrings – filleted and sliced. rashers of bacon. 1 onion. 50g butter . 1 tbsp. chives – … 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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