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The greening of Bideford.

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Bideford’s new website.

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Shipping notes No. 162 (September).

Bideford Quay. A vessel is expected to load between 8/12th October. Yelland Quay. Tug Sarah Gray and floating crane sailed from Yelland approx 10.00 2nd September, bound for Milford Haven. Sarah Grey returned to Yelland 19.30 30th. Appledore. LE George … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – October 1918.

On October 1st the Gazette proclaims that it has been “The Greatest Week of the War” with the Western Front ablaze and Bulgaria surrendering; the following week we are told that “pincers are closing on the Western Front”; Franz Ferdinand’s … Continue reading

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Time to make sure you’re on the Electoral Register.

Every year all Councils update their Electoral Register, and as part of this every residential property in the Torridge District has been sent a Household Registration Form. Every household needs to reply every year in order to stay on the … Continue reading

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The Pannier Market in October.

Bideford Pannier Market – Open Tuesday to Saturday, 9.00am to 4.00pm The summer is over, but there is still plenty going on in and around the Market Complex. October 23rd – 27th we will be joining in with Wicked Week; … Continue reading

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Exmoor Pony Centre – October.

News from the Exmoor Pony Centre, Ashwick, Dulverton TA22 9QE Activity Days have finished now until Halloween, but the Pony Centre is still open to visitors at the usual times. Do come and say hello, and see the ponies before … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte; Alan Turing.

Do you know who Alan Turing was? Until I watched the 2014 film ‘The Imitation Game’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch, I did not know who he was and what he had contributed. Mr Turing was a highly intelligent mathematician and logician. … Continue reading

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Book Buzz.

Reading has always been a source of huge pleasure to me. From a very early age I devoured books, admittedly helped by parents who both saw reading as one of life’s greatest pleasures. My father encouraged my love of poetry … Continue reading

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Adopters in North Devon have a choice.

Local Charity reminds potential adopters that adoption is all they do. Latest figures show that the number of children waiting for adoption continues to rise in the UK. Local, specialist adoption agency and charity Families for Children are reminding potential … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 161 (11th – 31st August).

Bideford Quay. No cargoes since last issue. Captain Hoad, the pilot since 1999, has officially retired and Capt Davis is now the pilot for the Rivers Torridge and Taw. Appledore. LE George Bernard Shaw is due for delivery to the … Continue reading

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Felicity’s September fish recipe.

They have been catching salmon on the River Torridge for a thousand years and this year at the Appledore and Instow Regatta there was an advert for the Open Salmon Boat races, which said that back in the 50s, 60s, … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – September 1918.

There are several Court cases this month that are worthy of mention. Brought before Bideford Borough Magistrates was Frank Rendall, 21, a clerk of 15 Victoria Grove Meddon Street. He pleaded Not Guilty to a charge of “riding a cycle … Continue reading

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Buzz Bits.

Arts Society North Devon. The 2018-2019 programme of eight monthly lectures will begin on Tuesday 9th October 2018 with ‘The Magnificent Maya’, lecturer Dr Diane Davies, at Durrant House Hotel. Dr Davies studied at The Institute of Archaeology, London, followed … Continue reading

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Buzz Word.

Handy Cross POW Camp. I am from Oberhausen, Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia.  I am currently working on a concept for a book about the World War 11 from the point of view of a German prisoner who spent his captivity at … Continue reading

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