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“The Wytches’ Vendetta” – local film production; a chance to star?

The Wytches’ Vendetta – Phlixa Films (Exeter). A Short Film; A drama based on the hanging of three Devon witches. Setting: Devon. Time: Present. A true horror from the past is revenged. The so-called Bideford witches – Temperance Lloyd, Mary … Continue reading

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Green light for Brunswick Wharf.

  Torridge District Council has signed a contract with Red Earth Developments Ltd to develop East-The-Water Wharves. The proposed scheme will be one of the most significant regeneration projects for Bideford, rejuvenating the waterfront on the historic wharves to provide … Continue reading

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Exmoor Pony Centre – autumn.

News from the Exmoor Pony Centre, Ashwick, Dulverton TA22 9QE. We have had a very busy summer with families on holiday boosting visitor numbers and activity days on every Thursday throughout August. Children have enjoyed seeing behind the scenes by … Continue reading

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The Appledore Singers – open rehearsal, 23rd September.

  The Appledore Singers – Come and Sing with Us! Open Rehearsal Monday 23rd September 2019 Ladies, now that summer is over, why not join the Appledore Singers at our Open Rehearsal on Monday 23rd September, 7.30 – 9pm at … Continue reading

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September diary.

Daily events. (Regular weekly events in part 2, below).   Saturday 21st 7.30pm Bideford Cinema Kingsley School ‘Once upon a time in Hollywood ‘(18) Doors open 7pm. Monday 23rd 10am – 12 noon Appledore Community Art Group at Appledore Community … Continue reading

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Abbotsham – an historical note.

If you have been watching the last series of ‘Poldark’ you will know that the final episodes dealt with the threat of invasion in the West Country by the French. This threat was temporarily resolved by the Peace of Amiens … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 173 (August).

In port – BidefordQuay. Theseus – (ex- Wilson Dundee); built 2009; flag Antigua & Barbuda: owners German; crew Russian & Ukranian; from Liverpool to Castellon; arrived 27/8, sailed 30/8; loaded 2,850 tons ball clay. Appledore. No news regarding reopening ship … Continue reading

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Michael Morpurgo exhibition: The Burton, until 28th October.

Michael Morpurgo, A Lifetime in Stories is an exclusive exhibition curated by Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books on display at the Burton at Bideford from August 24 – October 28. The exhibition will look at the author’s … Continue reading

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The Legion needs you!

Volunteers wanted in Bideford to support Poppy Appeal. The Royal British Legion is urging the great British public to join forces with them this year and volunteer for the charity’s annual Poppy Appeal. The Legion is calling on local people … Continue reading

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Heroine of India honoured with statue in Torrington.

A bronze statue of Sister Nivedita (1867-1911) was unveiled by Great Torrington Town and Torridge District Councillors in Great Torrington Cemetery on Saturday 27th August . Sister Nivedita, who was born Margaret Elizabeth Noble, spent much of her life in … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 172 (July).

Bideford Quay. Nothing since last issue Appledore. On Radio Devon on 3rd July, an early morning report that providing a contract is signed soon for building fishing vessels it is possible for the yard to reopen by October providing employment … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 171 (June).

Bideford Quay. No shipping at Bideford Yelland Quay. Deo Goria – 2/6 (2 trips), 3/6 (2 trips), 4/6 (2 trips), 5/6 (2 trips), 6/6 (2 trips), 7/6 (2 trips), 8/6 (2 trips), 9/6 (2 trips), 10/6 (2 trips), 11/6 & … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – May 1919.

Echoes of the war are still evident in some areas of life. R Blackmore & Sons Auctioneers, of New Road, Bideford, have been instructed to sell agricultural items which are surplus to the requirements of the North Devon Agricultural Committee. … Continue reading

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Atlantic Racquet Centre.

Atlantic Racquet Centre is a brand-new multi-sports community facility in Bideford. It currently offers 4 indoor and 6 outdoor tennis courts as well as 3 badminton courts. A gym, squash courts and a café are planned to be completed in … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – March 1919.

Property for sale: At an auction held at the New Inn, Messrs Dymond & Son sold Swiss Cottage, Northam, which was knocked down to Mr A Chamberlain for £925; 3 pasture fields [2 adjacent Bloody Corner and 1 at White … Continue reading

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