Author Archives: Tango Alpha

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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The bus stops here.

Is it better by bus? Do you travel on buses? Many a village has no bus at all, so those who can use buses are lucky. But are you satisfied with the bus service? How are the bus stops (bus … Continue reading

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‘Art Trek’ venues, 14th – 30th September.


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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.

Art Trek. This month artists from the Bideford area will join others across North Devon to present Art Trek Open Studios. Now in its fifteenth year, growing from a small trail of just eleven artists into a large annual event … 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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Burton Art Gallery – September/ October.

There is a sense of excitement in the air this Autumn as we get ready for a major exhibition opening on October 6th. Peter Rabbit : Mischief and Mayhem is a fun and interactive exhibition which tells the story of … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 160 (July/ August).

Bideford Quay. Nothing since last issue . (Slight amendment for last month to the crew of the Celtic Endeavour; should have read Polish and Russian). Appledore. LE George Bernard Shaw returned to the yard on 16th 21.00. At the time … Continue reading

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September’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 … Continue reading

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Plough Theatre; September events.

9 – 11 Fore Street Great Torrington EX38 8HQ Listings – September 2018 Box Office: 01805 624624 Until Sat 20 Oct. Exhibition. Joff Winterhart.   Sun 23. Film. One Note at a Time (PG). 7pm. Folk. Jimmy Aldridge & … Continue reading

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“Buzz” website policy.

“Buzz” now publishes online only, and we no longer produce a downloadable monthly pdf.  We’ll maintain our archive of past copies and articles of community & local historical interest – a significant proportion of our 420-500 weekly visits are to … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte; August.

As you will be aware software can be almost as expensive as the PC or laptop itself! You don’t have to have the top names and pay the top prices – there are many products on the market and some … Continue reading

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