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250g soft butter 250g light muscavado sugar 4 eggs 250g self raising flour 250g raisins 250g sultanas 125 g glacé cherries, halved 1tsp mixed spice 1 tbsp brandy Grease an 8″ tin and line the base with greaseproof paper. Combine … Continue reading
Fly the Tarka Trail on Google Street Map The 33 mile section, between Braunton and Meeth, of the 163 mile Tarka Trail regional route has gone live on Google Street View. This means that anyone with access to the internet … Continue reading
Bideford Black I have just read in the April edition of Bideford Buzz the article by John Martin about the mining of Bideford Black. This document http://www.ussher.org.uk/journal/00s/2006/Posters06.pdf implies that it was marketed as ‘Biddiblack’ which is presumably how Biddiblack Way … Continue reading
One hundred years ago Appledore Disasters Appledore was thrown into a state of grief on hearing that the schooner Agnes was lost and that Captain George Cawsey and his son Alfred of Appledore were both drowned. The Rival, sailed by … Continue reading
Important Guard against damp feet and consequent chills by wearing a pair of Goodenough’s rubber overshoes. To prevent a serious cold is worth the outlay of several pairs, and one pair answers every purpose. WH Goodenough of 2a Meddon Street. … Continue reading
One hundred years ago On the recommendation of the General purposes committee an order was given for a dozen new hammers for stone breaking Long Day in London The special day excursion by the London and South West railway will … Continue reading
SS4329 : Wreck on Westward Ho! beach, near to Westward Ho!, Devon, Great Britain. The Geograph Britain and Ireland project aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland. Wreck on Westward … Continue reading
One hundred years ago from the Bideford Gazette No bandstand A visitor reminds us that Bideford is without a bandstand in the park although it has a town band and a territorial band. A sale of work Opening a sale … Continue reading
The goods train used to go through Victoria wharf and load and unload goods. The line went to the Devon Trading Company. They had their own sawmill and steam lorries which I remember. There were big fire pans underneath the … Continue reading
Loxdown Cross is now just a picnic site off the A386 mid way between Bideford and Torrington, but it hides a legacy of travel from pre-history to the present day. Long before there was any pathway up the valley of … Continue reading
Do you have time to spare? Buzz is looking for distributors especially in the rural areas If you can help please phone Rose Arno on 01237 476075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Charles Chappell Like many people I am interested in the … Continue reading
(I came across this the other day in the North Devon Journal for 20th August 1891. We all know the present librarian is nothing like the one described here – but when are we going to get real fires back … Continue reading