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August’s youth page.

Football’s Coming Home. Walking through Bideford on semi- final night last month, everything was quiet and the tension was palpable…why? England was playing in the world cup semi finals for the first time in 28 years. Events such as this … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte; August.

As you will be aware software can be almost as expensive as the PC or laptop itself! You don’t have to have the top names and pay the top prices – there are many products on the market and some … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – August 1918.

(Regular readers will recall that the Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway closed on Wednesday 17th March 1917). R Dymond & Son are selling by auction on August 21st the Sheds and General Stores left after the rolling stock had … Continue reading

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North Devon coast monographs.


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Clothes for a heat wave?

Fashions change constantly – especially for women. In early Victorian England fashionable women were wearing yards of usually black cloth with their bodies crushed inside spring steel and whalebone corsets. This particular combination severely constrained their movement, and clearly without … Continue reading

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No flies on the Bun!

August is time for sun, sea and holidays. It is also the time for flies. They plague us and we have seen a huge number in the last few weeks with conditions suiting them perfectly. Unfortunately hygiene risks aren’t the … Continue reading

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Buzz Bits.

Appledore Band Proms Concert Sunday 26th August 2018. Get ready for a fantastic evening of flag waving, singing and community spirit at its best. Appledore Band will be holding their annual ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert, under the baton … Continue reading

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August’s gardening tips.

As I write this we have had exceptionally hot weather and no doubt there is a lot of watering to be done. The water meter will be spinning around, but you can use any surplus water from baths or showers … Continue reading

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Felicity’s summer lunch.

Scallop Cerviche. Ingredients – 1-2 tbsp ground cumin. Tbsp. lime juice. 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped. 1tbsp. orange juice. 3 spring onions. 500 – 900g scallops. 1-2 tbsp chopped coriander. 1 hot red chilli, finely chopped. I small onion, … Continue reading

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Burton Art Gallery; August.

Our team at the Burton love Summer, as it’s such a fun time. Our building is full of families enjoying activities, and tourists discovering the gems that Torridge has to offer. It is super-hot as I write this, yet our … Continue reading

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Book Buzz – August.

Mischievous Summer Holiday Fun at Bideford Library this month. CODERDOJO is coming to the library at our very first coding event Wednesday 22nd August 2.30–4.00pm. FREE but booking is essential. CONGRATULATIONS! Collect your well deserved finisher’s medals and certificates at … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 159 (June/ July).

In port – Bideford. Celtic Endeavour – (ex – Athos 2015, Antabe ’01); flag Cardiff, UK; owners British; crew Polish & Russian; from Foynes to Castellon; arrived 11/7, sailed 13/7; loaded 2,750 tons ball clay.   Appledore – LE George … Continue reading

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August diary.

We’re here every week – Mondays. 10-12pm Appledore Community Art Group at Appledore Community Hall. 6.45pm – 8.30pm. Breakaway Social Club for adults with learning/physical disabilities at the Baptist Church Hall Westward Ho! 01237 475051 7pm Appledore Band Summer concerts … Continue reading

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Plough Theatre; August events.

9 – 11 Fore Street Great Torrington EX38 8HQ Listings – August 2018 Box Office: 01805 624624 Until Sat 8 Sept. Exhibition. Hilary Paynter & John Butler – ‘Out of the Wood’.   Sun 19. Film. The Escape (15). … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – July 1918.

New Ration books commence distribution on the 6th July, ready for use in the National Rationing Scheme on the 15th July. There are seven different categories, all serially numbered and individually addressed. This work has been completed by the Food … Continue reading

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