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Plough Theatre; Dec. ’17 / Jan. ’18 events.

9 – 11 Fore Street Great Torrington EX38 8HQ www.theploughartscentre.org.uk Listings – December 2017/ January 2018. Box Office: 01805 624624 Wed 29 Nov – Sat 23 Dec The Original Gifts Exhibition in The Gallery. Preview Wed 29 Nov, 7pm. Wed … Continue reading

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Charity Christmas Cards: until 13th December.

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Bideford’s ‘prefabs’.

During the Second World War huge numbers of houses were destroyed by enemy action, and as early as 1944 Winston Churchill announced an EFM (Emergency Factory Made) housing programme. In 1945 the new prime minister Clement Atlee began implementing the … Continue reading

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“Down on the farm” – North Devon Moving Image.

‘DOWN ON THE FARM’ – A NORTH DEVON SHORT FILM COMMISSION. Farmers, film makers and local communities are being invited to show their support for a landmark creative heritage project in north Devon. Local community film making organisation North Devon … Continue reading

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November’s Youth Page.

Autumn : – A checklist of things to do. Well – how was it? Late September – the “new start” feeling that either fills you with excitement and anticipation – or the ‘pit of the stomach’ dread of something unfamiliar … Continue reading

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery – November.

Here is a Devon version of Stargazey pasties made with Clovelly herrings. These were very popular at the Herring Festival last year and will be back by popular demand this year. Devonshire Stargazey Pasty. Ingredients. 450g puff pastry. 225g potato … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – November 1917.

Children from Bideford schools have collected approximately two tons of horse chestnuts, which will save a ton of cereals in munitions work. North Devon Appeals Courts: Many columns in every edition are given to reporting the proceedings of employers appealing … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte – November.

The term “Computing” actually originates from the ancient past, when it was used as a job description to describe those, mostly women, who were required to perform repetitive calculations for the production of things such as navigational charts or astrology … Continue reading

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Burton Art Gallery: November.

November is a busy month for the Burton. We continue to enjoy Paul Lewin’s spectacular scenes of North Devon in his inimitable style, using the earth pigment, Bideford Black – (there once really was a Paint Mine at East the … Continue reading

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Book Buzz – November.

Bideford Library. Crime writer Graham Hurley will be here on the 12th December 7.00pm onwards; £2.00 ticket to include a glass of wine or soft drink (Below; newspaper cutting from “Bideford Gazette”, courtesy Peter Christie – Bideford library in 1906.) … Continue reading

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Bideford Cinema – November.

Friday 24 and Saturday 25 November at 7.30pm at Kingsley School: The Mountain Between Us (12A), 112 mins. Saturday 25 at 4.30pm and Sunday 26 at 6.00pm at Kingsley School: Thor: Ragnarok (ctba). The above programme is PROVISIONAL. Please check … Continue reading

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November diary.

Wednesday 22nd6 4-6pm ‘Sew Together’ at Northam Library. 7.30pm Bideford Folk Dance Club meet at Northam Hall. 423554 7.30pm Bideford Phoenix Morris meet at Bideford Baptist Church. 473798 8pm Torridge Male Voice Choir meets at Woolsery Village Hall. 441601 Thursday … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 151 (September/ October).

In port – Yelland Quay. Nataly – (ex- Blue Dragon, 2016); built 2007; flag St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda; owners German; crew Polish & Ukrainian; from Glensanda to Rotterdam; (arrived 12/9), berthed 18/9, sailed 19/9; discharged 3,500 tons chippings. This … Continue reading

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Plough Theatre: November events.

9 – 11 Fore Street Great Torrington EX38 8HQ www.theploughartscentre.org.uk Listings – November 2017 Box Office: 01805 624624 Until 27 Nov Artist Wall Luna North Until Nov 25 Exhibition. Carol Rhodes: New Work “Starting from Scratch”. Wed 22 Film. The … Continue reading

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Rope Walk – “The Battle of the Posts”.

Rope Walk today is a narrow but well used roadway running parallel to the Pill. Its name obviously records the presence of the ropemaking industry which was once so important to the ship-owning merchants of Bideford – but how many … Continue reading

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