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Santa Sleigh routes.

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Book Buzz – December.

Christmas At Bideford Library. Tuesday 19th December 6.15 – 7.00pm. Christmas Sleepy Heads – bring your Teddy, enjoy some Christmas stories, and sup up a hot chocolate. For children of all ages. Thursday 21 December 2017, 7pm. ‘The Little Match … Continue reading

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Bideford Cinema, December/ January.

Sunday 17 December at 4.00pm and 6.30pm at Kingsley School: Justice League, (12A), 120 mins. Friday 22 and Saturday 23 December at 7.30pm at Kingsley School: Murder on the Orient Express (15), 114 mins. Friday 29 at 7.30pm, Saturday 30 … Continue reading

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December/ January diary.

Sunday 17th 1.30pm Torridge Ramblers walk. 01805 625485 2.30pm Appledore Singers Christmas Concert at Northam Hall, 420652 3pm Appledore Band’s Candlelight Carol Concert at Holy Trinity Ch. W,Ho! Monday 18th 10am-12pm Appledore Community Art Group at Community Hall. 2pm Bideford … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 152 (October/ November).

Shipping at Bideford. Oldenburg was due to sail from Bideford 14th November for drydocking at Sharpness, but it has been delayed due to faulty lock gates at Sharpness. Shipping at Appledore. The launch of the LE George Bernard Shaw is … Continue reading

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All we want for Christmas is ………. no arguments.

  Relate’s guide to avoiding bust-ups over the festive season. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas is coming.The high streets are getting busy with festive shoppers and across Devon people are dusting off the decorations. But for some, … Continue reading

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Free parking days across Torridge in the run-up to Christmas.

Torridge and Town Councils will once again be supporting local businesses and shoppers with free parking days in Council Car Parks in the run-up to Christmas. Bideford – free parking from 10.00am – Bridge Street, Pannier Market (Honestone Street), The … Continue reading

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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 Until Sat 23 Dec The Original Gifts Exhibition in The Gallery.   Until Sat 23 Dec. Exhibition. Artists Wall Exhibition … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Buzz Byte – October.

Have you ever noticed that the F and J keys have a raised ridge? This is to allow users to position their hands correctly so that they can type without having to look at the keyboard. This is a skill … Continue reading

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