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“Brexit” – what’s the best outcome? Torrington, 26th January.

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‘Aladdin’ at Holsworthy, 29th January – 10th February.

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Exmoor Pony Centre news.

A happy New Year to you all! We have been busy handling youngstock and finding homes for many of the ponies we take in each year. Just before Christmas two ponies, Rebus and Barney, found new homes. Rebus travelled to … Continue reading

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Freezing.

In this age of man-made global warming it is unlikely that we will see a repetition of what occurred in Bideford in 1894-5 and 1963. Simply put, this was the freezing over of the River Torridge around the Bridge. Both … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago; December 1917/ January 1918.

Christmas is coming and in spite of the War, Bideford plans to celebrate the season. The Christmas Market will take place on Friday 21st December. Coles and Lee, trading from the Gazette Office, suggest that handbags make excellent presents, as … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte – December.

This month I thought we would start with buying a new PC or Laptop – The Do’s & Don’ts. 1. Do have a clear idea of what you want the computer to do! I know this sounds silly but you’d … Continue reading

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery – December.

  Many people have asked me about the different smoked versions of Clovelly Herring that are so plentiful in December. Traditionally the herring would be smoked to eat through the winter months, so I have added a very simple recipe … Continue reading

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Bideford Cinema, January.

Friday 19 and Saturday 20 January at 7.30pm at Kingsley School: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (ctba). The above programme is PROVISIONAL. Please check weekly advert in North Devon Gazette and our web site www.bidefordcinema.org.uk for up-to-date information on films … Continue reading

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January diary.

Tuesday 16th 10am-1pm Lavington Church coffee and lunches. 11.45am-12.45pm Tai Chi at Northam Community Hall. 2-3.30pm Salvation Army ‘Fun & Fellowship’ Club at Baptist Church Hall. 2.30pm Lift Off for Ladies at Baptist Ch., W.Ho! Speakers & cuppa 425471 7-9pm … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 152 (October/ November).

Shipping at Bideford. Oldenburg was due to sail from Bideford 14th November for drydocking at Sharpness, but it has been delayed due to faulty lock gates at Sharpness. Shipping at Appledore. The launch of the LE George Bernard Shaw is … Continue reading

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Bideford’s ‘prefabs’.

During the Second World War huge numbers of houses were destroyed by enemy action, and as early as 1944 Winston Churchill announced an EFM (Emergency Factory Made) housing programme. In 1945 the new prime minister Clement Atlee began implementing the … Continue reading

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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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