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One hundred years ago – May 1912.

May 1912. Road Conditions – A County Alderman had a tyre of his motor car wrenched off in the road ruts near Monkleigh. Tidal wave or Bore – a remarkable phenomenon, never seen in the Torridge before, was seen this … Continue reading

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Bideford “New” Bridge 25th anniversary, 20th May.

Bideford’s New Torridge Bridge  was opened to the public on May 20th 1987 –  25 years ago.   This photograph was taken on Sunday 17th May 1987; it was an open day for members of the public to walk across the … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – March 1912.

One Hundred years ago Horse Ambulance It is expected that the Horse Ambulance required for the Bideford Hospital will cost about £70, and up to the present about £25.12s.6d has been subscribed The Coal Strike This strike which has lasted … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – February 1912.

One Hundred years ago Health– As a result of the death of a 2 year old girl from Diphtheria in the Monkleigh area the medical officer visited  the address. The following details were noted – the wages of the father … Continue reading

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August 2011 You write ………

Raleigh or Grenville? Some people may query part of the content of Eliabethan Pageant, page two.(July issue). It states:- St Mary’s Church . . .where the North American Indian brought back by Raleigh was baptised and buried.  I thought the … Continue reading

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Northam Twinning Association

Northam Twinning Association Northam Twinning with France and Germany has been going on for almost 40 years, with a good deal of bonhomie, entente cordiale and freundschaft during all that time.   Some of our members were there at the start, … Continue reading

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