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Petroc’s graduate exhibition, 7th – 29th June.

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One hundred years ago – June 1917.

Many of the items of interest in this month’s editions are centred around agriculture and the implications the War is having on local businesses and farms. Heard Bros are advertising Avery Farm Tractors for sale with additional tractors on their … Continue reading

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June’s Youth Page.

Summer lovin’. Summer’s close enough to smell. Mown grass, dewy flowers, tarmac so soft it appears to have melted; not ideal on the roads, but a good barometer of the seasons all the same… So when the hay fever’s raging … Continue reading

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A brief history of the Palladium Club.

The Club began life in 1919 as the stables for the Heavitree Inn. In 1926 it was the Palladium Cinema and the ticket office was situated where Patts’ Fruit and Vegetable shop now is in Mill St. Later it became … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte – Apple vs. Android.

This month we’ll take a quick look at the age-old debate of iPad vs Android. We are talking tablets not mobile phones (that’s another debate altogether!) There will be advocates for both sides, Mac users who would never entertain a … Continue reading

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Bideford Town Band summer concerts.

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North Devon Sinfonia Orchestra.

  North Devon’s Sinfonia Orchestra to represent UK in South Korea’s World Orchestra Festival. Fresh from its triumph in BBC television’s ‘All Together Now—the Great Orchestra Challenge’, North Devon Sinfonia has been invited to represent the UK at the 2017 … Continue reading

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Book Buzz.

  Northam Library. Monday 26th June 6.30pm – 1069 and All That : the True History of the Battle of Northam, a talk by Nick Arnold at Northam library. Tickets £2 including refreshments. To book call 01237 475111 **** ‘The … Continue reading

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery – June.

  Skate – or now we call them ray – wings. These are the fish species that are most common and therefore sustainable and mainly caught in the Westcountry. You may have noticed that after “Masterchef ” programme the BBC … Continue reading

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Buzz Word.

  Can you help? I am looking for information on the lane now known as May Hilder Way which is the footpath between Kingsley Terrace and Atlantic Way, Westward Ho! No one, not even Northam Town Council who named the … Continue reading

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Bideford Cinema – June.

Monday 19 to Sunday 25 June inclusive at 4.30pm daily at The Custom House: The Diary of a Wimpy Kid (U), 90 mins. Monday 26 June to Thursday 13 July at 4.30pm daily at The Custom House: Pirates of the … Continue reading

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June diary.

    Monday 26th 10am-12pm Appledore Community Art Group at Appledore Community Hall. 6.30pm ‘1069 & all that’ talk by Nick Arnold at Northam Library. 475111 7pm Appledore Band Concert – training band followed by senior band at 7.45pm. on … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 146 (April/ May).

  In port – Yelland Quay. Celtic Crusader – built 1994; ex- Scorpion 2009, Lamego ’13; flag Cardiff, UK; owners British; crew Polish, Russian, Ukrainian; from Glensanda to Teignmouth; arrived 8/5, sailed 9/5; discharged 3,500 tons chippings. Shipping at Bideford. … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – May 1917.

  The main theme this month is the state of the food supply. In his regular column for allotment holders, “Spadeworker” encourages the growing of carrots as the most important root crop; varieties such as Red Elephant, James Intermediate and … Continue reading

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The local music scene.

Being of pensionable age I’m probably too old to be writing this! Recently I’ve been listening to BBC Devon’s Saturday evening radio programme on introducing new music from around the county. Last week they interviewed the singer from a band … Continue reading

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