July diary.

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Friday 1st

Clovelly Yarn Bomb (until 31st).

7.45pm Modern Sequence Dancing, Kingsley Hall, W. Ho! 01769 540309

8pm Ceilidh Club, Northam Hall. 476632

Saturday 2nd

9am-2pm Atlantic Village Market.

10am Bideford 500 Heritage Day in Victoria Park.

2pm ‘ Wizard Of Oz’ by Westward Ho! Youth Theatre at Kingsley Hall, W. Ho!  Book on 07718613642

2-5pm Open Garden at Stone Farm, Alverdiscott Rd. 472938

7pm ‘Pudding & Pies’ + Greg Hookway at St Andrews Ch, Alwington 451643

7pm Film Club at Littleham Village Hall. 471928

Sunday 3rd

2pm ‘ Wizard Of Oz’ by Westward Ho! Youth Theatre at Kingsley Hall, W Ho! Book on 07718613642

2-5pm Open Garden at Stone Farm, Alverdiscott Rd 472938

Monday 4th

10am-12pm Appledore Community Art Group at Appledore Community Hall.

7pm Tai Chi at Bideford High Street Methodist Church Hall. 472532

7pm Appledore Band Concert – training band followed by senior band at 7.45 on Appledore Quay. (St Mary’s Ch. if wet)

7.15pm Appledore Singers rehearse at Appledore Baptist Church. 420652

Tuesday 5th

10am-1pm Lavington Church coffee and lunches.

10.30am Walking for Health. 421528

11.45am-12.45pm Tai Chi at Northam Community Hall.

2pm Bideford WI, New Sea Cadet Bldg.

2-3.30pm Salvation Army ‘Fun & Fellowship’ Club meets at Baptist Hall.

6.30pm Bideford Band Beginner’s Group at Band Room. 475653

7.30pm Bideford Sustainability Group at Blacksmiths Arms.

7.30-9pm Samba Baia Rehearsal at Community Arts Network,13 Rope Walk.

Palladium Club – Jam Night.

Wednesday 6th

9.30am-2.30pm Free Social Club for ages 19+ at Happy Café, W. Ho!

10am-12pm Bideford Healing Group at Sea Cadets Bldg in Victoria Park.

10.30am Parkinson’s UK meets at Ethelwynne Brown Close. 478128

10.30am-12pm ‘Feel Better with a Book’ at Bideford Library.

10.30am Walking for Health in Victoria Park. Meet at Cafe du Parc. 421528

11am-1pm Creative (Memory) Café at Quay Meeting Rm, 5 Danver Court, Clovelly Rd Ind Estate. 07817 976053

1.30-3.30pm ‘Knit & Natter’ Group at Holy Trinity hall, Westward Ho! 475720

2pm Bideford Library Readers’ Group. 476075

4-6pm Sew Together at Northam Library.

7.30pm Two Rivers Wind Ensemble Rehearsal at Bideford Band Room.

7.45pm Bideford Phoenix Morris & Red Petticoats at The Beaver, Appledore.

8pm Torridge Male Voice Choir meets at Woolsery Village Hall. 441601

Thursday 7th

10.30am Walking for Health along Tarka Trail. Clarence Wharf Car Park. 421528

10.30-11.30am Tai Chi, Marlborough Ct.

2-4pm See Hear on Wheels (SHoW) bus at Pill Car Park. 01271 373236

2-3pm Seated Exercise for over 60s at W. Ho! Baptist Hall. 01805 622666

7pm Hartland Aikido Club for over 18s at Bucks Cross Village Hall.

7.30pm Bideford Band Concert at Westward Ho! Green. (Baptist Ch.if wet)

7.30pm Appledore Men’s Group at Appledore Library Meeting Rm.459299

7.30pm Scottish Country Dancing at Westleigh Village Hall. 473801

8pm Bideford Folk Club at Joiners Arms.

Friday 8th

12-4pm Open Garden with Pimms at 4 Blyth Court, W.Ho! in aid of N. D. Hospice.

2-5pm Afternoon Tea at 6 Chichester Way, W.Ho! in aid of N. D. Hospice. 422215

2.30-4.30pm Torridge Table Tennis Club at Bideford Youth Centre.477932

7.45pm Modern Sequence Dancing, Kingsley Hall, W. Ho! 01769 540309

8pm Ceilidh Club, Northam Hall. 476632

Saturday 9th

10am Torridge Ramblers day walk. 429080

10am-3pm Table Top Sale & Coffee at 1 Daneshay, Northam for Lavington Ch.

2-5pm Open Garden at Stone Farm, Alverdiscott Rd. 472938

7.30pm Northam Choral Society ‘Mozart to Manhattan’ at Stoke Church.441690

7.30pm Summer Charity Dance at Woolsery Community Centre in aid of SCBU, North Devon Hospital.

Sunday 10th

10.30am Garage Table Top Sale at 1&5 Francis Drive, W.Ho! –Help for Rwanda.

2-5pm Open Garden at Stone Farm, Alverdiscott Rd. 472938

3pm ‘Sea Sunday’ with Appledore Band at Appledore RNLI.

3pm Centenary Celebration of PCC at St Helen’s Church, Abbotsham.

Monday 11th

10am-12pm Appledore Community Art Group at Appledore Community Hall.

7pm Tai Chi at Bideford High Street Methodist Church Hall. 472532

7pm Appledore Band Concert– training band followed by senior band at 7.45 on Appledore Quay. (St Mary’s Ch. if wet)

7.15pm Appledore Singers rehearse at Appledore Baptist Church. 420652

7.30pm Bideford Stamp Club – Pat Grimwood Taylor at Kingsley Hall,

Westward Ho! 472101

Tuesday 12th

10am-1pm Lavington Church coffee and lunches.

10am-12pm Macular Society Support Group at Burton Gallery. 441466

10.30am Walking for Health. 421528

11.45am-12.45pm Tai Chi at Northam Community Hall.

2-3.30pm Salvation Army ‘Fun & Fellowship’ Club at Baptist Church Hall.

6.30pm Bideford Band Beginner’s Group at Band Room. 475653

7.30pm Lions Club meet at Royal Hotel.

7.30-9pm Samba Baia Rehearsal at Community Arts Network,13 Rope Walk

Palladium Club – Jam Night.

Wednesday 13th

9.30am-2.30pm Free Social Club for ages 19+ at Happy Café, W. Ho!

10am-12pm Bideford Healing Group at Sea Cadets Bldg in Victoria Park.

10.15am Probus Club at Royal Hotel.

10.30am-12pm ‘Feel Better with a Book’ at Bideford Library.

10.30am Walking for Health in Victoria Park. Meet at Cafe du Parc. 421528

2pm Tea with Friends at St Mary’s Church.

2-3.30pm ‘Bideford Friends’ at Burton Art Gallery. 01805 622666

2.30-4pm See Hear on Wheels bus at Bone Hill car park, Northam.

4-6pm ‘Sew Together’ at Northam Library.

7.30pm Two Rivers Wind Ensemble Rehearsal at Bideford Band Room.

7.45pm Bideford Phoenix Morris at The Thatched Inn, Abbotsham.

8pm Torridge Male Voice Choir meets at Woolsery Village Hall. 441601

Thursday 14th

10.30am Walking for Health along Tarka Trail. Clarence Wharf Car Park. 421528

10.30-11.30am Tai Chi, Marlborough Ct.

2-3pm Seated Exercise for over 60s at W Ho! Baptist Hall. 01805 622666

7pm Hartland Aikido Club for over 18s at Bucks Cross Village Hall.

7.30pm Bideford Band Concert at Westward Ho! Green. (Baptist Ch.if wet)

7.30pm Scottish Country Dancing at Westleigh Village Hall. 473801

7.30pm N. Devon British Bike Club at Robin’s Nest.

7.30pm Hartland Band & Torridge Male Voice Choir at Stoke Church. 441690

8pm Bideford Folk Club at Joiners Arms.

Friday 15th

10am-12pm Community Coffee Morning at Kingsley Hall, W. Ho! 421274

2-3.30pm ‘Sew Together’ at Westward Ho! Baptist Church. 01805 622666

2.30-4.30pm Torridge Table Tennis Club at Bideford Youth Centre.477932

7.30pm Bideford Machine Knitting Club at Chubb/Churchill Comm. Hall 477532

7.30pm Abbotsham WI at Abbotsham Village Hall. 474711

7.45pm Modern Sequence Dancing, Kingsley Hall, W. Ho! 01769 540309

8pm Ceilidh Club at Northam Hall.

Saturday 16th

9am-2pm Atlantic Village Market.

2-4pm Bideford Creative Writing Group at Bideford Library. 700901

2pm Devon Family History Society ; meeting for beginners, & those who’ve become ‘stuck’ ; Pollyfield Main Hall.

7.30pm Concert by ‘Encore’ at Holy Trinity Church, W.Ho! 429798

Sunday 17th

11am-4pm Berry Castle Open Day, Huntshaw Woods. 01805 623266

2pm Torridge Ramblers . 451820

Monday 18th

10am-12pm Appledore Community Art Group at Appledore Community Hall.

2pm Bideford Ladies Club at Marlborough Court. 421925

7pm Tai Chi at Bideford High Street Methodist Church Hall. 472532

7pm Appledore Band Concert – training band followed by senior band at 7.45 on Appledore Quay. (St Mary’s Ch. if wet)

7.15pm Appledore Singers rehearse at Appledore Baptist Church. 420652

7.30pm Appledore Amateur Radio Club, Appledore Football Social Club. 473251

Tuesday 19th

10am-1pm Lavington Church coffee and lunches.

10.30am Walking for Health. 421528

11.45am-12.45pm Tai Chi at Northam Community Hall.

2-3.30pm Salvation Army ‘Fun & Fellowship’ Club meets at Baptist Hall.

2.30pm ‘Lift Off’ for ladies at Westward Ho! Baptist Church. 425471

3pm ‘ReflectionsGrief & Loss Group at St Mary’s Church. 475765

6.30pm Bideford Band Beginner’s Group at Band Room. 475653

7.30pm Hartland Chamber Orchestra at Stoke Church. 441690

7.30pm Bideford & District Gardeners Club at Bideford Methodist Hall.475914

7.30-9pm Samba Baia Rehearsal at Community Arts Network,13 Rope Walk

Palladium Club – Jam Night.

Wednesday 20th

9.30am-2.30pm Free Social Club for ages 19+ at Happy Café, W. Ho!

10am-12pm Bideford Healing Group at Sea Cadets Bldg in Victoria Park.

10.30am-12pm ‘Feel Better with a Book’ at Bideford Library.

10.30am Walking for Health in Victoria Park. Meet at Cafe du Parc. 421528

11am-1pm Creative (Memory) Café at Quay Meeting Rm, 5 Danver Court, Clovelly Rd Ind Estate. 07817 976053

1.30-3.30pm ‘Knit & Natter’ Group at Holy Trinity hall, Westward Ho! 475720

4-6pm ‘Sew Together’ at Northam Library.

7pm Torridge Ramblers evening walk. 451532

7.30pm Two Rivers Wind Ensemble Rehearsal at Bideford Band Room.

7.45pm Bideford Phoenix Morris at Royal Exchange, Torrington.

8pm Torridge Male Voice Choir meets at Woolsery Village Hall. 441601

Thursday 21st

10.30am Walking for Health along Tarka Trail. Clarence Wharf Car Park. 421528

10.30-11.30am Tai Chi, Marlborough Ct.

11am Bideford Sustainability Group coffee morning at Café du Parc.

2-3pm Seated Exercise for over 60s at W. Ho! Baptist Hall. 01805 622666

7pm Hartland Aikido Club for over 18s at Bucks Cross Village Hall.

7.30pm Bideford Band Concert on W.Ho! Green. (Baptist Church if wet).

7.30pm Scottish Country Dancing at Westleigh Village Hall. 473801

8pm Bideford Folk Club at Joiners Arms.

Friday 22nd

10am-12pm Northam Reminiscence café at Northam Hall. 459337

2.30-4.30pm Torridge Table Tennis Club at Bideford Youth Centre.

7.30pm Bideford Band Concert at Lavington Church. 424982

7.45pm Modern Sequence Dancing, Kingsley Hall, W Ho! 01769 540309

8pm Ceilidh Club at Northam Hall.

Saturday 23rd

7.30pm Greg Hookway ‘Greatest Hits of the Organ’ at Stoke Church. 441690

Monday 25th

10am-12pm Appledore Community Art Group at Appledore Community Hall.

7pm Tai Chi at Bideford High Street Methodist Church Hall. 472532

7pm Appledore Band Concert – training band followed by senior band at 7.45 on Appledore Quay. (St Mary’s Ch. if wet).

7.15pm Appledore Singers rehearse at Appledore Baptist Church. 420652

8.30pm N. Devon Jazz Club, The Beaver, Appledore. Lee Gibson & Martin Dale Quartet. 421065

Tuesday 26th

10am-1pm Lavington Church coffee and lunches.

10.30am Walking for Health. 421528

11.45am-12.45pm Tai Chi at Northam Community Hall.

2-3.30pm Salvation Army ‘Fun & Fellowship’ Club meets at Baptist Hall.

2.30pm ‘Lift Off’ for ladies at Westward Ho! Baptist Church. 425471

6.30pm Bideford Band Beginner’s Group at Band Room. 475653

7pm Torridge Ramblers evening walk. 479473

7.30pm Lions Club meet at Royal Hotel.

7.30pm Bideford Keyboard & Organ Club at Bideford Methodist Church Hall.

7.30-9pm Samba Baia Rehearsal at Community Arts Network,13 Rope Walk

Palladium Club – Jam Night.

Wednesday 27th

9.30am-2.30pm Free Social Club for ages 19+ at Happy Café, W. Ho!

10am-12pm Bideford Healing Group at Sea Cadets Bldg in Victoria Park.

10.15am Probus Club at Royal Hotel 10.30am-12pm ‘Feel Better with a Book’ at Bideford Library.

10.30am Walking for Health in Victoria Park. Meet at Cafe du Parc. 421528

1-2.30pm See Hear Bus at Tesco, E-T-W.

2pm Tea with Friends at St Mary’s Church.

2-3.30pm ‘Bideford Friends’ at Burton Art Gallery. 01805 622666

4-6pm ‘Sew Together’ at Northam Library.

7.30pm Two Rivers Wind Ensemble Rehearsal at Bideford Band Room.

7.45pm Bideford Phoenix Morris & Exmoor Border at Westward Ho!

8pm Torridge Male Voice Choir meets at Woolsery Village Hall. 441601

Thursday 28th

10.30am Walking for Health along Tarka Trail. Clarence Wharf Car Park. 421528

10.30-11.30am Tai Chi, Marlborough Ct.

2-3pm Seated Exercise for over 60s at W Ho! Baptist Hall. 01805 622666

7pm Hartland Aikido Club for over 18s at Bucks Cross Village Hall.

7.30pm Bideford Band Concert on W.Ho! Green (weather permitting).

7.30pm Scottish Country Dancing at Westleigh Village Hall. 473801

7.30pm N. Devon British Bike Club at Robin’s Nest.

8pm Bideford Folk Club at Joiners Arms.

Friday 29th

10am-12pm Community Coffee Morning at Kingsley Hall, W. Ho! 421274

10am-1pm Summer Fayre at Lavington Church. 424982

10am-1pm Lundy Art Group at Blue Lights Hall, Appledore.

2pm Dan Metcalf, children’s author, at Northam Library. Book on 475111

2.30-4.30pm Torridge Table Tennis Club at Bideford Youth Centre.

7.30pm Appledore Band at opening of Appledore Summer Festival at St Mary’s Church, Appledore.

7.30pm Jazz Concert by Alan Lewis Rarebits at Holy Trinity Church, W.Ho!

7.45pm Modern Sequence Dancing, Kingsley Hall, W. Ho! 01769 540309

8pm Ceilidh Club at Northam Hall.

Saturday 30th

10am-12pm Bideford Band Coffee Morning & Sale at Band Rm, Victoria Pk.

Sunday 31st

3.30 & 7.30pm Bideford Keyboard Organ Club Summer Spectacular at Devon Hall, Bideford College.

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Shipping Notes No. 136 (May/June 2016).

Bideford.

No shipping since last issue.

Yelland Quay.

Welsh Piper 6/6 – after discharging the vessel did not proceed to Culver, but sailed for Liverpool to undertake work in that area.

Appledore.

Arco Dart 7/6.

The patrol vessel LE William Butler Yeats is due to sail on her first shipyard trials on the 3/7 for 4 days ; she returns to the yard for final adjustments and will finally sail on acceptance trials on the 17.7 ; hopefully then handed over to the Irish Navy and will sail directly to her base in Cork.

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Due Ilfracombe 16/7 the cruise Ship Prinsendam, 38,848 gross tons, owners Holland America Line Netherlands, ( one day visit.)

Bristol Channel Observations.

15/5 at 10.15 vehicle carrier Viking Odessa, 4,693 tons d.w., owners Gram Car Carriers AS Norway, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 12.15 16/5.

16/5 At 12.21 vehicle carrier Grande Togo, 26,650 tons d.w, owners Grimaldi Line of Italy inward bound for Portbury . At 19.47 bulk carrier Interlink Equity, 37,071 tons d.w, owners Equity Maritime Corp Bermuda, inward bound for Avonmouth.

23/5 at 11.30 vehicle carrier Gravity Highway, 21,000 tons d.w, owners Gravity Maritime Corp Isle of Man, inward bound for Portbury.

25/5 at 10.20 bulk carrier Aasvik, 4,319 tons d.w, owners Hans Martin Torkelsen Norway inward bound for Avonmouth. At 12.10 vehicle carrier Thermoplyae, 23,786 tons d.w, owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Sweden and Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 06.30. At 13.34 cargo vessel Flinter Rose, owners Flinter BV. Holland inward bound for Newport.

31/5 at 19.55 ro-ro vessel Ciudad de Cadiz, 3,500 tons d.w, owners Anita 2 SNC France inward bound for Portbury.

1/6 at 10.00 cargo vessel Buse Trio, 2,350 tons d.w, owners Tunch Shipping Corp Turkey inward bound for Cardiff . At 10.05 cargo vessel Tien Fei, 24,377 tons d.w., owners Aquarius Ltd Hong Kong outward bound from Avonmouth, having sailed at 03.26.

2/6 at 09.03 cargo vessel Veendijk, 4,891 tons d.w., owners Naviga Shipmanagement BV Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. At 09.16 cargo vessel Nortramp, inward bound for Birdport. At 10.55 vehicle carrier Grand Benelux, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again on 3/6 at 20.05 outward bound, having sailed from Portbury at 14.57).

12/6 at 17.50 vehicle carrier Grande Togo, 26,650 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy – spotted by my nephew at Westward Ho! inward bound for Portbury. At 19.50 cruise ship Hanseatic, 8,378 gross tons, owners Bunny’s Adventure and Cruise Hamburg, inward bound for Avonmouth.

Regards

Norman.

 

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Help Please.

I am researching the schooner ‘Vivid’ built in 1851, at Bideford, which was registered and sailed from Scilly between 1851 and 1860. It was then sold on to new owners at Whitehaven.  The details I have are as follows:-

Type: Schooner. Dimensions: Length: 81.0 ft. Beam: 20.1 ft. Depth of Hold: 13.1 ft.  Tonnage: 131 tons (12years A1).  Builder: Bideford.  Owners: 1852 – 1860, Lebrey & Co (.Possibly Ann Banfield)  1861 – 1869, Possibly W. Nicholson. Captains: 1852 – 1860, E. Lebre 1851 – 1853, Lakey (possibly Edmund b. 1821) 1861 – 1869, Possibly N. Beck 1863, Britton.

Trade: Bideford, Mediterranean, Scilly, New York, Palermo, Bristol, Cardiff, Falmouth, Hamburg, Antwerp, Marseilles, Smyrna, Jamaica, London, Holyhead, Whitehaven, Dublin, Pomaron, Gloucester, Belfast, Liverpool, Messina,

Cargo: 1852, Coffee.  1863, Oil 1864, Iron ore. Port of Registry: 1852 – 1860, Scilly 1861 – 1869, Whitehaven.  Port of Survey: 1854 – 1860, Bideford 1861 – 1869, Whitehaven.  Signal: K.G.S.B. Official No.: 9301.  Demise: Possibly after 1870

Would you have any details of the builder, or can you put me in touch with someone who could help.?

Roger Banfield, Isles of Scilly.

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“Message an Officer”.

 

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(Now ‘LIVE’ on the force website)

Message an officer’ is a non-urgent message facility now available on the ‘contact us’ section on the force website. It is designed for contact between the public and officers in ongoing cases.

This facility does NOT give out individual officer’s personal/business contact information. The message will be received via the 101 e-mail account to be filtered and forwarded if appropriate and necessary.

https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/contact/

CMCU currently receive over 56,000 calls a year from members of the public who are purely seeking to pass an officer a message.

This facility will assist in reducing the high demand on the 101 telephone system and will provide alternative contact means for the public. Calls from the public are rarely directed to a named officer, call takers currently use valuable time researching individual officer details and recording the message to be forwarded

Police staff will start to refrain from asking the public to “call 101” when they need to get hold of an officer and instead steer them toward this useful online facility. This is especially applicable to victims of crime which are subject of an ongoing investigation. Officers will still get the same e-mail message should the person have phoned 101. We do understand that not everyone has access to computers, so the 101 facility will still be available to the public.

The public using this service will see clear guidance messages advising that:

This is NOT a crime recording/incident recording service – this can be completed by e-mailing 101 and following the links.

Emails are not monitored 24/7 and officers may be on rest days or leave.

They should call back on 101 if they do not receive a timely response.

6165 Sal Ferris A/PS NTL BIDEFORD

Perfection doesn’t exist, but that doesn’t stop us striving to achieve it!”

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‘Glove Stories’.

COMMUNITY EVENT TO COLLECT GLOVE MAKERS’ STORIES FOR SHORT FILM SERIES.

To coincide with Bideford Heritage Day on Saturday 2 July 2016, The Burton Art Gallery & Museum will be hosting a free event to collect stories about the glove industry in North Devon for a new series of short films.

‘Glove Stories’ is the latest project from community film makers North Devon Moving Image to collect and preserve valuable first hand accounts of life in north Devon.

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Gloving was an important industry for centuries with factories in Appledore, Bideford, Great Torrington and Pilton in Barnstaple, as well being a source of income for many home workers. The industry came to an end in 2006 when the last factory closed its doors for the final time.

Terry Priscott, a former glove worker who runs the The North Devon Glove Industry History Page on Facebook, says “It was once North Devon’s biggest employer. If you are local to the area, particularly Great Torrington, it is highly likely that some of your ancestors worked in the glove industry! Gloving is an important part of North Devon’s heritage, but there are currently no books or other information available on it.”

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NDMI’s Glove Stories project aims to set this right by recording personal reminiscences from those who were associated with north Devon’s glove industry and use them to produce a series of short films. The films will be free to watch via NDMI’s website and at The Burton Art Gallery & Museum. There will also be a screening of the series at White Moose Gallery in Barnstaple to complement the ‘Hand to Hand’ exhibition by local artist Sue on 14 July.

Amanda McCormack, Creative Director of North Devon Moving Image says “We are inviting people to come along to the Burton on Saturday 2 July to share their Glove Stories either by interview on camera or by writing anecdotes on our Glove Stories memory cards. It would be great to see some old photographs and artefacts too.”

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The event runs from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 2 July at The Burton Art Gallery and Museum in Bideford. For more information or to offer help volunteering on the day please contact Amanda McCormack on 01271 860610 or email northdevonmovingimage@outlook.com.

This community project has been made possible by funding from The Bideford Bridge Trust and Torridge Councillor Peter Christie.

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Fishing expedition.

Fishing at Greencliff.

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For at least a month before our daughter came down for a holiday in our new north Devon home, our son-in-law, John, talked of nothing apart from going fishing off Greencliff ; the fish we were bound to catch; the bait to be used and the exact weights needed. I was tasked to buy a tide timetable as the state of the tide is, apparently, critical to a fish’s appetite but as I had never fished in my life before, all this passed me by.

The arrival day came and the somewhat shamefaced John confessed that he had only been able to find one rod and reel so my participation was to be restricted to carrying the bait and watching. Managing to conceal my elation admirably, I stupidly confessed to having found a short rod, but no reel, in one of the out houses when we moved in and this was dully commandeered for the expedition – the lack of reel apparently being surmountable.

The appointed day came and we drove the mile to the farmer’s car park at the end of Green Cliff Lane – in fairness, we did have both wives, two large dogs, two folding chairs and a picnic hamper not to mention one and a half rods, a bag of bait and a heavy rucksack containing the weights and (very) smelly bait. The days parking fee was £1 in honesty tin, which was duly deposited, and we walked down the wooden boardwalk into a pleasant open lane that ran down the valley towards the cliff top. The final decent into Greencliff beach was steep and narrow, but despite the earnest efforts of both dogs to entangle my legs in their leads, we arrived safely on the rocky foreshore.

After a lengthy pause to erect said tubular chairs and subsequently move them twice until a patch was deemed suitable, the fishing preparations began – note I said preparation – not actual fishing. John also seemed to need several attempts to find the ideal fishing spot and while only a rod encumbered him, I trudged after him laden with the second rod, the bag of bait and the heavy rucksack. I began to see what my position in the day was to be. . .

Eventually, he selected a spot, seemingly, to my admittedly untutored eye, identical to the previously discarded three, and we set up camp. It now transpired that beach fishing requires the rod to be lodged on the ground after casting so John, having spotted a log suitable for this task, sent me the 100 yards of sliding pebble walking to retrieve the branch. On close inspection, this proved second cousin to one of the Highland Cabers that men in kilts toss around, so by the time I had half carried, half dragged the timber back, I was exhausted and in need of either a rest or some liquid sustenance. To rub salt (of the sea variety naturally) into the wound, in the interim time, John had found that piling up a small pyramid of boulders made an admirable rod rest so the log was declared redundant. I swiftly converted it into a bench and sank gratefully onto its sea whitened surface. Having cast his line seemingly 100s of feet into the foam, John then turned his attention to “my” reel-less, short rod. The solution was simple, tie a few feet of line to the end, attach a lump of lead and a hook and swing it into the water . . . I rather conjured up visions of Just William fishing with a stick and a bent pin, but in the interests of family harmony, kept my thoughts to myself!

Disaster came with startling rapidity. First the short rod’s weights became tangled in an underwater snag and we lost the line, hook and sinker at a stroke. As we had no real expectation of catching anything with that equipment (it was really just a sop to the father-in–law for acting as an unpaid Sherpa) we shrugged and concentrated on the big rod and reel. Watching John’s seemingly effortless casts I began to feel restless and asked if I could do a ‘bit of fishing’. After a hasty instruction involving holding the line into the handle and releasing something called the “Bail Arm” I took up position, noticing that the rest of the family and dogs had retreated to a safe distance, and whipped the rod around and . . .. watched the weight and hook land two feet in front of me. When the on-lookers had recovered from their quite unnecessary mirth, a further bout of instructions followed and my next attempt flew a credible 50 feet. Almost immediately I felt resistance on the line and struck sharply – only to see the line soar skywards bereft of the only surviving weight! To his eternal credit, my son-in-law merely shrugged at this apparently insurmountable set back and after some swift beachcombing, returned with an empty plastic milk bottle which, with the addition of several stones, converted to a combination float and weight! We moved, for the final time, to a partially submerged reef and a happy hour followed with much casting and excited speculation about the bobbing float, but as was to be expected, no fish.Tired, but not down hearted, we went home and barbecued some fish that my wife, with great presence of mind, had bought earlier in the day.

Iain Frazer.

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Hartland Farmers’ Market.

Held on the first Sunday of every month from April to September from 10am -1pm, and with one at Christmas, in the Village Hall in Hartland.

We have a range of locally produced food, including sausages, bacon, venison and game (in season); organically grown vegetables, vegetable plants, and flower plants; fresh fish and seafood; pies, scones and pasties and award winning artisan bread. Fairtrade coffee, locally produced honey, spices and sauces are also available. In addition we have a medical herbalist who brings her own made ointments and plants and books.

We also have locally hand made glass jewellery and felted slippers and hats. A local author is often with us and will sign her books for you. Second hand books are available from another stall.

Finally we have a cafe which serves hot drinks, breakfast and cakes. It is a friendly market with a great atmosphere.

For more information please contact Paul on email becklandgame@btinternet.com

or 07774 157162.

You can follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HartlandFarmersMarketDevon/

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery : June.

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This dish, developed in New Orleans in 1899, was named after the richest man in America – John D. Rockefeller – as it has a very rich taste!

Oysters Rockefeller.

Ingredients-for 24 Oysters to share

I garlic clove.

Half a bag of fresh spinach.

I bunch of watercress, stems trimmed and bunch of chopped spring onions.

Unsalted butter.

Half a cup of breadcrumbs.

1 tablespoon Pernod.

Half a tsp Tabasco.

24 fresh Oysters, shucked, reserved in their shells.

Parmesan cheese ,grated.

Method

  1. Heat the oven to a high setting.
  2. Chop garlic in small food processor adding spinach, watercress and spring onions.
  3. Process until mixture is finely chopped.
  4. Place in a bowl then combine butter, breadcrumbs, Pernod, fennel and tabasco sauce in processor. Process until well blended
  5. Return spinach mixture to processor. Process briefly until mixtures are blended. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. At this point sprinkle rock-salt over a large baking sheet -half an inch deep and arrange oysters in rounded half shells on top. This keeps the shells upright and ensures they retain their juices.
  7. Top each oyster with 1Tbsp. of green vegetable mix. Sprinkle with cheese.
  8. Bake until cheese browns on top -about 8mins.

Serve hot with a refreshing drink.

Oyster Dressings-

Mother’s Ruin – Gin, lime red chilli.

Retro – Pernod, shallots, white wine vinegar.

The Wurzels – Apple, ginger, cider vinegar.

Turning Japanese – Wasabi, pickled ginger, rice wine vinegar.

Buck the Trend – Sea buckthorn, cider vinegar, Vodka, sugar.

The Frenchay – Shallots, red wine vinegar.

– or just Plain with a squeeze of lemon.

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One hundred years ago – June 1916.

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War-time appeals continue.

The Royal Navy appeal to the Bideford men with sea experience to join up for the Yacht Patrol Division in the Royal Navy. Seamen and firemen can be guaranteed £1-10s per week with 10 shillings food allowance when not victualled. Assistant cooks and stewards will be paid £1-5s per week and 3rd Engineers £2-8-0d. They are also seeking carpenters who will be paid £1-15s per week.

The waste paper collection system set up and described in last month’s edition is now fully operational. The depot at the Fish Market is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9 -1 o’clock. The patriotism encouraged by saving paper is further reinforced at the foot of the advertisement with the exultation “God Save the King”.

Appeals against call up are heard in all the local towns and in Bideford 27 were heard during the second week of June 1916. Albert Henry Prance, 28 of Mill Street, a fish and chip shop proprietor, applied for a second time for an additional period of exemption. His appeal was refused as it was felt that this work could be done by a woman. W C Friendship, a baker of Market Place, applied for exemption on behalf of Alexander Penhorwood, 28 and married. Another of his employees named Darch had been granted exemption on the ground that the bakery would not be able to function without them. Both were exempted until 1st October and Friendship was required to seek replacement staff as soon as possible. Miss Turner of Abbotsham appealed for extra time for Sidney Slee, 29, saying that Slee and a 14 year old boy were all that she had to look after the farm which included 73 bullocks and 87 sheep. This appeal was denied.

R.Blackmore and Sons, auctioneers, have been instructed to sell the following vehicles:

A 4-wheel dog cart.

Two-wheel Battlesden car. (Our research has found that this was a light 4 seater trap which is pulled by a pony)

A La Buire 5 seater Touring car 18 HP and leather upholstery

A Siddeley Wolseley 5 seat 12 HP tourer.

All these vehicles have been in private ownership and have been well looked after.”

R. D. Blackmore are advertising for auction at their Bideford Quay premises a considerable part of the estate of the late H.G.Heaven, Vicar of Lundy. Included are cut glass Bohemian vases, large Oriental jars, Dresden, Spode and Wedgwood china and many silver items weighing in total 750 ounces. The extensive sale catalogue concludes with a roasting jack!

These and many more items of local interest are available to read at the Bideford Community Archive at the Council Offices, Windmill Lane, Northam. Tel: 01237 471714. Open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

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Bideford film society – July.

Friday 1 and Saturday 2 July at 7.30pm at Kingsley School Money Monster (15), 99 mins.

Saturday 9 at 5.30pm and Sunday 10 July at 4.30pm at Kingsley School The Angry Birds Movie (U), 97 mins.

Saturday 16 at 4.30pm and Sunday 17 July at 6.00pm at Kingsley School Love & Friendship (U), 92 mins.

Friday 22 and Saturday 23 July at 7.30pm at Kingsley School Me Before You (12A), 110 mins. (Film preceded by a short film Julie’s Story, filmed and produced in North Devon by Simon Vacher).

Friday 29 and Saturday 30 July at 7.30pm at Kingsley School Golden Years (12A), 96 mins.

Please check weekly press or our web site www.bidefordcinema.org.uk to avoid disappointment.

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Shipping news No. 135 (April/ May).

In port – Yelland Quay.

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Celtic Navigator – (ex- Atlantic Sea, 2008: Hera, ’14) ; built 1990; flag Cardiff, UK; owners British; crew Polish; from Glensanda to Ribadeo, Spain; arrived 24.4, sailed 24.4; discharged 3,800 tons chippings.

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In port – Bideford Quay.

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Elke K – built 1993; flag Netherlands; owners Dutch; crew Polish, Russian, Filipino; from Plymouth to Castellon; arrived 5.5, sailed 9.5; loaded 2,860 tons ball clay.

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Appledore.

Arco Dart ; 5.5, 8.5.

LE William Butler Yeats still fitting out.

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Bristol Channel observations.

16.4 at 16.25 HMS Bulwark, 18,500 tons displacement, inward bound toward Ilfracombe – she returned to Bideford Bay about 2 hours later. Later in company with HMS Ocean, 22,500 tons dispacement, HMS Somerset, 4,900 tons displacement, the large French helicopter carrier Dixmunde, French fleet oiler Var , and two frigates which I believe were French. By daylight on Sunday they had all sailed off towards Plymouth. The vessels were all taking part in ‘Operation Griffin’.

At 16.50 bulk carrier Aastun, owners Hans Martin Torkelson, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 13.41. At 18.30 vehicle carrier Tranquility Ace, 18,840 tons d.w., owners Mitsui OSK Lines of Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

At 18.50 cargo vessel Franbo Prospect ,11,008 tons d.w., owners Franbo Transportation SA Taiwan outward bound from Newport having sailed on 8.4 at 1841, having been anchored in Bridgewater Bay awaiting orders.

19.4 at 11.30 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, having sailed at 05.36.

20.4 at 07.12 vehicle carrier Grande Bretagna, 18,461 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury At 06.45 bulk carrier Berge Atlantic, 17,2704 tons d.w., owners Berge Bulk Norway AS Norway, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 03.04.

21.4 at 13.07 vehicle carrier Torino, 21,260 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmson Sweden and Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

24.4 at 09.13 vehicle carrier Victory Leader, 13,363 tons d.w., owners Ray Car Carriers Israel, inward bound for Portbury.

25.4 at 17.15 container vessel MSC Ishyka, 33,985 tons d.w., owners Mediterranean Shipping Co.s.A Switzerland, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 11.00.

28.4 at 12.25 tug Svitzer Bentley, 200 tons d.w., owners Svitzer Towage Felixstowe, inward bound for Swansea.

29.4 at 16.25 vehicle carrier Grande Mediterraneo, 18,427 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

30.4 at 16.03 cargo vessel Lady Menna, inward bound for Birdport. At 17.40 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

3.5 at 0720 container ship MSC Rafaela, 51,210 tons d.w., owners Mediterranean Shipping Co S.A Switzerland, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 01.31. At 08.22 vehicle carrier Grande Benelux, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 02.54. At 08.27 cruise ship Ocean Diamond, 8,282 gross tons, owners Iceland Pro Cruises, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 04.20 2nd – seen again inward bound for Avonmouth at 0852 and in the bay at 17.30 heading East. At 13.40 cargo vessel Arklow Breeze, owners Arklow Shipping Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 19.29 vehicle carrier California Highway, 18,664 tons d.w., owners Kawasaki Kisen KK (K.Line) of Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 13.20.

4.5 at 07.20 cargo vessel Monika Meuller, 3,723 tons d.w., owners Otto A Muller Schiffahrt GMBH German, inward bound for Sharpness.

5.5 at 06.15 cargo vessel Celtica Hav , 1,720 tons d.w., owners Hav Ship Management AS Norway, inward bound for Newport.

6.5 at 14.00 vehicle carrier Grande Anversa, 12,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury (seen by my nephew Martin whilst at Hartland Point).

13.5 at 09.40 buoy maintenance vessel Patricia, 900 tons d.w., owners Trinity House London, working in Bideford Bay on fairway buoy – sailed later in the morning for Woolacombe Bay. At 17.38 vehicle carrier Paganino, 11,373 tons d.w., owners Paganino Germany, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 11.51. At 18.13 vehicle carrier Montreal, 12,446 tons d.w., owners Montreal GMBH & Co Germany – this vessel had been at anchor of Ilfracombe for about 3 weeks (apart from going off to Falmouth for Bunkers).

14.5 at 17.25 cargo vessel RMS Goole, 2,620 tons d.w., owners Rheim Maas und see Schiffahrtskontor GMBH Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 18.50 vehicle carrier Grande Scandinavia, 18,440 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 2055 vehicle carrier Grande Sicilia, 12,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 18.20.

Regards, Norman.

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Coast to Coast Choir – Verdi Requiem.

ND Coast to Coast Flyer for Email

www.northdevonchoral.org.uk

www.southdevonchoir.org

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Lundy’s wartime farming problems.

 

In May 1940, Martin Coles Harman, the owner of Lundy, made the surprising decision to lease the island for a period of ten years to a Mr. Herbert A. Van Os. His reasons have never been fully understood, but the difficulties of reaching the island during the war, provisioning the island, and the shortage of staff may all have contributed to this decision. It is known that Mr. Felix William Gade, agent and administrator of Lundy from 1925 to 1971, was totally against this leasing arrangement. In his memoirs entitled “My Life on Lundy”, published in 1978, and in chapter 10, Mr. Gade tells us exactly what he thought of Mr. Van Os and his abilities as a farmer.

Van Os had a small farming business in Middlesex and persuaded Martin Coles Harman that he could run the farm on Lundy to a profit. He brought a couple of men with him, who turned out to have had no farming experience whatsoever, and a lady to run the hotel and shop. Mr. Gade and his wife Rene moved into Millcombe House, the home of the owners, with the remit of simply keeping a watchful eye on the farm activities.

In fact Gade still had to perform many of the farm tasks, such as sheep shearing, ploughing and repairing and maintaining of machinery, as Van Os and his men were quite incapable of performing these tasks. The sheep were uncared for and most lambs died, the crops were not harvested in time and rotted in the fields and the deer were shot in large numbers, including the last of the fallow deer. The shippons were not cleared of dung and the cows not milked on time. One of the only two work horses on the island was allowed to die of a chill. The whole farming structure of the island was virtually wrecked and left in ruins when Van Os finally departed.

Probably at Gade’s suggestion, Martin Coles Harman came down, alone, to Lundy for Christmas 1941 and after discussions with Van Os which were likely to have been very heated (although Gade in his memoirs does not specifically say so), in February 1942 Van Os and his employees departed Lundy.

The Gades soldiered on for the rest of the war, restoring and running the farm, keeping the island supplied and dealing with the few visitors that were able to get there. There was a small Royal Navy Contingent of men billeted at the Old Light and the Light House keepers to provide occasional volunteer work, plus one or two other workers that remained. The island had no ship of its own during the war and all ships and visitors to the island, including even the owners, had to obtain permits from Admiral H. G. Franklin, the commandant of the Appledore and estuary area, who handed them out grudgingly.

Documents with the signature of Herbert Van Os from the period he was on Lundy are very rare but a single item, a postcard, is in the collection of the writer of these notes. It is dated Nov. 1941, and indicates that at least some farming activity was carried on during that unfortunate time. Typically, no postage stamps were placed on the card, which bears postage due stamps for 4d.

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Addressed to Messrs G. T. Andrews & Sons Ltd., Town Mills, Barnstaple, the text ran as follows:- “We have today shipped to you the undermentioned:-

46 lbs Locks.

7 lbs Fleece.

The above will be laying at Royal Navy Stores, The Quay, Appedore. Hope that you can collect when in district. Have you sent off poultry grain and have I coupons for a sack of middlings? (Signed) Herbert Van Os.”

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This short text actually says quite a lot. It shows that sheep were being shorn, even though probably by Mr. Gade, and that the wool was being transferred and sold on the mainland. Interestingly the fleeces were being deposited in the Royal Naval Stores at Appledore, under the beady eye of Admiral Franklin no doubt. It is also worthy of note that in war time, farmers still needed ‘coupons’ to purchase some of their supplies, in the same way as ration books were issued to the ordinary citizens. And what are ‘Middlings’ ? *

This story of Herbert Van Os and Lundy during wartime is covered in much greater detail by Mr. Gade in his memoirs, as indeed he covers almost every moment of the last 53 years of his life that he spent on Lundy.

Roger Allen.

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‘Middlings’.

29th April.

Dear Editor,

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed reading the May edition of Bideford Buzz, particularly the articles on ‘War Time Savings’ and ‘Wartime Farming Problems’ on Lundy.

In the latter, Roger Allen queries, “What are Middlings?”

I remembered that they were a form of second quality wheat, but checked for a fuller definition in a post-war book of mine, entitled “The Principles and Practice of Feeding Farm Animals” (1st published – 1940). I attach the entry for Roger’s enlightenment (see below).

Many thanks for your efforts in producing your fine community newsletter.

Yours sincerely,

John Hobbs. (Buckland Brewer)

Middlings

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery; May.

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Here is a recipe for Saffron Mayo -suitable for an accompaniment for grilled fish and any fish salad.

Saffron Mayo.

Ingredients.

150g Mayonnaise

¼ teaspoon Saffron Powder/Ground Saffron

Squeeze of fresh Lemon Juice

150ml Natural Yoghurt.

Method.

1. If you can source Saffron Powder, this recipe is easy!

2. To produce the ground saffron – dry fry the strands very briefly for 5 secs in a hot pan until crisp, then grind in a pestle and mortar. This can then be stored for future use.

3. Combine all the ingredients and chill.

4. Makes 300ml of primrose and gold coloured light mayonnaise.

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One hundred years ago – May 1916.

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War-time savings continue.

Street lighting.

The Mayor, Mr. F.R. Chope, hopes that in view of the Daylight Saving Bill having been passed by parliament no public lamps should be lit in the town during June, July and August.

Paper saving.

The Bideford UDC have decided to grant the Bideford Chamber of Trade rent free use of a loft at the market for the collection and disposal of waste paper which will be sent away and repulped. This will alleviate the shortage and deficiency created by restricted importation of wood pulp. The action would also considerably lessen the need for horses and manual labour. The store is over the Borough Fish Market and a paper baler will be purchased at a cost of £19:0:0d. Waste paper will be collected 3 times each week and can also be brought in.

Sapper W.H. Westlake, Royal Engineers, of Chanters Road Bideford has received the Silver medal of the Russian Order of St. George, fourth class, in recognition of gallant services at the second Battle of Ypres. Sapper Westlake was formerly in charge of Bideford Telephone Exchange and was a prominent member of the swimming club.

Lance Corporal Fred T. Cole, in acknowledging the receipt of a pair of knitted socks from Bideford, mentioned that they were spoilt when he took them into action in the pocket of his British Warm coat on March 8th. Only one bullet went through them but as the socks were folded it made so many holes that they were useless.

This advertisement appeared on the front page of the paper:

Farleighs Stores Bideford. Telephone 79.

A special offer of sardines for sale –

1000 small tins of Choice Quality @ 2½d.

1000 large tins of Good Quality @ 6½d.

500 large tins of Very Choice Quality @10½d.

500 medium tins of Finest French @ 8½d.

1000 tins of Skipper & Topmast Brand Brisling* in Oil and Tomato @6½d.

*(Brisling were formerly called sardines)

These and many more items of local interest are available to read at the Bideford Community Archive at the Council Offices, Windmill Lane, Northam. Tel: 01237 471714. Open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

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Shipping news No. 134 (March/ April 2016).

In port – Yelland Quay.

Welsh Piper, 5.4.

In port – Bideford Quay.

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RMS Laar – (ex George Luhrs, ‘03) ; built 1985; flag St. Johns, Antigua & Barbuda; owners German; crew Polish, Ukrainian, & Cape Verde; from Rochefort to Nantalli; arrived 21.3, sailed 23.3; cargo 1,800 tons ball clay.

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According to the National Timetable the small cruise ship Balmoral is due to visit Bideford on the 16th August from 16.30 departing at 17.30, weather permitting.

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Le William Butler Yates still fitting out – trials due to take place in June.

Bristol Channel Observations.

19.3 at 08.05 cargo vessel Wilson Alster, 2,500 tons d.w, owners Wilson ASA Norway, outward bound from Birdport at 03.02. At 08.46 cargo vessel Wilson Gdansk, 3,610 tons d.w., owners Wilson ASA Norway, outward bound from Birdport, having sailed at 03.28.

22.3 at 08.20 cargo vessel Merweriver, 4,066 tons d.w, owners Kornet & Zonen BV Netherlands, inward bound for Sharpness.

25.3 at 11.47 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,690 tons d.w, owners United European Car Carrier Norway, outward bound for Portbury. having sailed at 06.50.

28.3 at 19.22 tanker Torm Ismini ,74,999 tons d.w, owners A/S Dampskippsselskabet Torm Demark, inward bound for Portbury.

29.3 at 16.20 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,690 tons d.w, outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 0650 hrs . At 17.10 bulk carrier Mandarin Phoenix, 56,091 tons d.w., owners Phoenix Shipping Singapore, inward bound for Portbury.

31.3 at18.20 cargo vessel Kati, 4,953 tons d.w, owners Hansa Shipping Ltd Mta Estonia, outward bound from Avonmouth, having sailed at 13.01. At 19.34 cargo vessel Uttum 2568 tons d.w, owners Reederei Erwin Strahlmann Germany, outward bound from Birdport, having sailed at 10.48.

3.4 at 07.40 vehicle carrier Opal Leader ,12,200 tons d.w, owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha of Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

5.4 at 07.47 cargo vessel Monika Meuller, 3,723 tons d.w, owners Otto A Muller Schiffhart Germany, inward bound for Sharpness.. At 12.45 container vessel Nikolas, 32,391 tons d.w, owners Aphrodite Maritime LLC Athens Greece outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 08.17.

7.4 at 11.35 vehicle carrier Grande Anversa, 12,353 tons d.w, owners Grimaldi Lie of Italy inward bound for Portbury.

10.4 at 14.50 cargo vessel Arklow Bay, 8,660 tons d.w, owners Glenthorne Shipping Ltd, Eire, outward bound from Avonmouth. having sailed at 08.41. At 18.53 cargo vessel Westborg, 3,780 tons d.w, owners W. Bockstiegel Reederei GMBH & Co Germany, inward bound for Newport.

13.4 at 14.30 cargo vessel BBC Coral, 14,457 tons d.w, owners Coral Schiffahrts GMBH & Co Germany, outward bound from Swansea having sailed at 10.40. At 19.35 container ship Endeavour, 9,167 tons d.w, owners J.R Shipping Netherlands, outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 13.51.

Norman.

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