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A note from Taw & Torridge friends group, CHSW.

As a new year begins and we look forward to another year of fund raising, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Taw & Torridge Friends Group to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) to say a … Continue reading

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Tinnitus awareness week, 4th-10th February.

Ringing, music, or buzzing in your ears? You are not alone. One in ten people have ongoing persistent sounds in their ears that are not due to external noise. These sensations are known as ‘tinnitus’. ‘The noise may be in … Continue reading

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Berry Castle; plans for 2019.

As with any New Year comes the evaluation of the past year, and making plans for the upcoming months. Having achieved a number of our goals, such as the clearance of the trees, erecting information boards and excavating areas of … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – January 1919.

At the beginning of January it was announced by the Food Controller, Mr Clynes, that no more ration books will be printed. The current issue will expire on April 19th. Margarine will be the first rationed food to be “de-rationed” … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 165 (December).

Bideford Quay. The Lundy vessel Oldenburg arrived back in Bideford on the pm tide of the 20th after her annual drydocking at Sharpness. (Photograph below). Appledore. No news regarding saving the yard from closure. Yelland Quay. No shipping movements. Bristol … Continue reading

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January’s diary.

We’re here every week – Mondays. 10-12pm Appledore Community Art Group at Appledore Community Hall. 6.45pm – 8.30pm. Breakaway Social Club for adults with learning/physical disabilities at the Baptist Church Hall, Westward Ho! (not bank holidays). 01237 475051. 7pm Tai Chi … Continue reading

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Exmoor Pony Centre – December.

News from the Exmoor Pony Centre, Ashwick, Dulverton TA22 9QE. All seems very quiet at the Pony Centre now we are closed to the public. The riding ponies have gone away for their winter holiday after having their waists measured … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 164 (November).

Bideford Quay. Oldenburg sailed from Bideford 13/11 for her annual dry docking at Sharpness. No other shipping movements. Photograph of the Freshspring at Victoria Park, looking very spick and span. Appledore. The news was released 1/11 that Babcocks would cease … Continue reading

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Secure your van & tools.

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“Down on the farm” – short documentaries.

Thanks to community film making organisation North Devon Moving Image (NDMI), a number of emerging documentary film makers will have the opportunity to create a unique collection of short films about farming in north Devon. Each of the seven commissioned … Continue reading

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Torridge signs up to ‘Crowdfunder Devon’ initiative.

Torridge District Council is delighted to now be part of the Crowdfunder Devon initiative. The platform has been set up to support community groups, start-up businesses, charities and individuals across the county to raise money from the crowd and unlock … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 163 (October).

In port; Bideford Quay. Catania – built 2012; flag St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda; owners German; crew Ukrainian; from Brest to Castellon; arrived 10th, sailed 11th; loaded 2,145 tons ball clay. Oldenburg ; no doubt the vessel will be departing … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – November 1918.

In the Gazette of 9th November we learn that President Wilson has transmitted to Germany the Terms of Surrender required by the Allies as reached at the Versailles meeting. There are reports of a German Naval mutiny; the Naval Commandant … Continue reading

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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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