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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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HATS presents “The Hollow”. _________________________________________________________

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Bideford Positive Living Fair – 3rd September.   __________________________________________________________

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Folk & Shanty Night, 19th August.


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August’s Youth Page.

Cardboard Cruises. It sits between East and West the water, a murky, sunken Berlin wall to separate the town in two. Jet skis cut the current to ribbons and fish bask deep below the surface. To those who cross its … 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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Buzz Byte – computer service software fraud.

This month we’ll look at Computer Software Service Fraud phone calls. The first reported calls associated with IT related fraud started in mid 2014, with identity fraud starting a year earlier in 2013. I bet most of you have had … Continue reading

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery – August.

In July I visited Petty Harbour, a fishing village in Newfoundland near St John’s. There were at least 20 fishing boats of all sizes alongside their “stages”. I was invited to see a youth project called ‘Fishing for Success’, and … Continue reading

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Buzz Word – August.

May Hilder. We have noted the articles in the last two months Bideford Buzz concerning May Hilder Way. Northam Town Council totally refutes the suggestion that it is unaware of May Hilder. Her name is shown on our Honours Boards … Continue reading

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Burton Art Gallery; August.

Summer is still here, and so is that fantastic exhibition at the Burton, right through this month of August, into September and only comes to an end on 1st October, so we all have plenty of time to enjoy the … Continue reading

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Book Buzz; August.

Events at Bideford Library. Tuesday 1 August 10 – 12; drop in activity. Become your own Secret Agent! Join us in making super sleuth disguises! Booking not necessary. Friday 11th August 10-11 ‘Cops and Robbers.’   Fun session with Bideford Police … Continue reading

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A brief history of the Custom House.

Bideford’s buildings are constantly being reinvented – and anyone walking along to the Post Office will have noticed the old Custom House has become a new coffee shop – with some of the best views over the river from its … Continue reading

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Bideford Cinema – August.

Friday 25th and Saturday 26th at 7.30pm at Kingsley School; Dunkirk (12A). ____________________________________________________

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August diary.

Friday 18th 7.45pm Modern Sequence Dancing, Kingsley Hall, W Ho! 01769 540309 8pm Ceilidh Club at Northam Hall. Saturday 19th 10am-12pm Coffee Morning & Book Sale at Lavington Church. 424982 2.30 – 4.30p.m. – Fairy Cross, Bideford – Alwington Annual … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 148 (June/ July).

In port – Bideford Quay. Catania – built 2012; flag St. Johns, Antigua & Barbuda; owners German; crew Russian & Ukrainian; from Bromborough* to Castellon; arrived 24/6, sailed 27/6; loaded 2,410 tons ball clay. * For those interested, the port … Continue reading

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