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“Discovery desk” unveiled at Northam Burrows.

A new exciting display has been unveiled at Northam Burrows Visitors Centre. The ‘Discovery Desk’ includes a powerful public-use microscope and collections of samples, helping visitors to take a closer look at the unique local environment. Northam Burrows Visitors Centre … Continue reading

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Marie Curie “Helper” service.

Marie Curie is celebrating the rollout of its ‘Helper’ service across the whole of Devon and is calling on people to consider volunteering a few hours of their time each week to support local people with terminal illnesses and their … Continue reading

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John Strange (1590 – 1646), shipowner & local hero.

In Bideford Town Hall you will find a portrait of John Strange, four times Mayor of Bideford, and an unusual man. (There is also a copy in the Burton Art Gallery). In the background of the portrait are certain objects … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – September 1917.

Mr Gerrish, chemist, of 9 The Quay, continues his advertising campaign by encouraging readers to take his Tonic Liver Mixture. He states that “your liver, if neglected, will bring utter ruin and an early decay”. His mixture, costing 1/3d per … Continue reading

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September’s Youth Page.

Buzz Off! Here at Buzz, we went out for cream teas – a relatively safe trip, you may assume. We got our scones, we considered tea, but it was a blisteringly hot day so we chose lemonade instead. Thus awoke … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte; September.

My apologies that this month’s article is aimed more at business users. If you don’t own a business you probably don’t know that the government has decided that, from April 2018, they are Making Tax Digital (MTD). As a result, … Continue reading

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery – September.

I gave you a recipe for a lobster dish in August, so here is a recipe for crab cakes made in a muffin tin. Baked Crab Cakes made with goat’s cheese and bacon – makes 6 cakes. Ingredients. 250g crabmeat … Continue reading

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All the fun of the Fair!

Fairs have been visiting Bideford for one hundred and fifty years at least and even though today they face huge competition from computer games and local attractions the travelling show people still come. The history of the fair in Bideford … Continue reading

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Book Buzz: September.

Bideford Library events. Summer Reading Fun recalled. ‘Police dog’ enjoys a read during the Summer Reading Challenge in August at Bideford Library. Below : – one of Bideford Library’s young readers, Ella McGoldrick, enjoys her library book in the park. … Continue reading

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Burton Art Gallery – September.

You will notice that the Gallery foyer has now been completely refurbished with a smaller reception desk, and much more space for shop goods, giving the visitor more room to move. It has opened up that entire area, and is … Continue reading

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Bideford Cinema – September.

  Thursday 28 and Friday 29 September at 7.30pm at Kingsley School: The Hitman’s Bodyguard (15), 118 mins. 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 … Continue reading

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September diary.

Monday 25th 10am-12pm Appledore Community Art Group at Appledore Community Hall. 7pm Appledore Band – training band at St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore, followed by senior band. 7pm Tai Chi at Bideford High Street Methodist Church Hall. 472532 7.15pm Appledore … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 149 (July/ August).

In port – Yelland Quay. Deo Gloria, 20/7, 21/7, 22/7, 23/7 (2 Trips), 24/7 (sailing delayed due to problem). It may be of interest to readers that this vessel will have performed 10 voyages to Yelland. She is loading at … Continue reading

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Another ‘lost shop’ – Taylor Brothers.

Shops come and go all the time in all towns, with a few lasting for some time – but even these eventually close. One that fits this latter category is Taylor Brother’s shoe shop in Mill Street. I first started … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – August 1917.

Meetings are held around the district to mark the 3rd Anniversary of the start of the war. Mr W T Charlwood presided over an evening gathering on Bone Hill. The salute was given by the Scout Bugle Band and prayers … Continue reading

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