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Appledore RNLI quiz & supper, 15th November.

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Burton at Bideford – mini arts lab.

Mini Arts Lab! Every Tuesday during term time at the Burton. Join us for a range of drop-in art activities aimed at younger children,10am-12pm. __________________________________________

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‘WHAAM Showcase’ – 22nd November.

“WHAAM Showcase” – Westward Ho! & Appledore’s Music Showcase representing North Devon bands and singers performing in aid of the Royal National Life Institution’s Appledore Lifeboat Station. On 22nd November this Showcase will feature some of the most innovative and … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 175 (October).

Bideford Quay. Nothing since last issue. Yelland Quay. Nothing since the Deo Gloria in June. Appledore. No news since that last reported (27th September). Bristol Channel Observations. 2/10 at 12.59 cargo vessel Eastern Vanquish, 3,577 tons d.w., owners Eastern Shipping … Continue reading

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The future’s electric.

Torridge ‘bolts’ ahead. The zero emission van marks another step forward towards Torridge District Council’s aim of being carbon neutral by 2030. The new van replaces an older diesel model and will be used in built-up areas. Not only is … Continue reading

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Plans for new Burrows Centre take shape.

At the recent Community and Resources committee meeting on Monday 14th October Members were updated on the latest developments in plans to deliver the exciting new Visitor Centre for Northam Burrows. The new facility will be the focal point of … Continue reading

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Woolsery Junior FC ‘Big Breakfast’ – 16th November.

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Environment charity establishes new permanent home in Hartland.

National Environmental Charity Establishes New Permanent Home in Hartland thanks to LEADER 5 Grant funding. The Resurgence Trust is a UK-based educational charity at the forefront of a movement for change. The Resurgence Trust informs the environmental debate, inspires a … Continue reading

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Plans to bring Globe Hotel, Torrington, into community use.

Torridge District Council, Great Torrington Town Council, The Plough Arts Centre and Petroc are delighted that the Architectural Heritage Fund has provided a £15,000 grant to support feasibility work in November and December into how The Globe hotel in Great … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 174 (September).

In port – Bideford Quay. Celtic Crusader – (ex- Scorpius ’98, Lamego ’13); built 1994; flag Cardiff; owners British; crew Polish & Ukrainian; from Brombrogh Wall (Mersey) to Castellon; arrived 26/9, sailed 27/9; loaded 2,860 tons ball clay. Yelland Quay. … 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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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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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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