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In port – Bideford Quay. Catania – built 2012; flag St. Johns, Antigua & Barbuda; owners German; crew Russian & Ukrainian; from Bromborough* to Castellon; arrived 24/6, sailed 27/6; loaded 2,410 tons ball clay. * For those interested, the port … Continue reading
In port – Yelland Quay. Celtic Crusader – built 1994; ex- Scorpion 2009, Lamego ’13; flag Cardiff, UK; owners British; crew Polish, Russian, Ukrainian; from Glensanda to Teignmouth; arrived 8/5, sailed 9/5; discharged 3,500 tons chippings. Shipping at Bideford. … Continue reading
As promised in last month’s Buzz here is the poem about Appledore written by George Douglas Warden (father of Audrey Jones of Bideford) , who was wounded and lost his sight in World War One. (Contributed by Audrey’s daughter-in-law, Eleanor … Continue reading
Photos from Owen Vaggers. In the paper edition of November’s “Buzz”, we published this – Two photographs of the V.E.Day Celebrations, 1945, which took place at the bottom of Pitt Hill, Appledore . I cannot remember all the the names … Continue reading
Bideford During the course of building operations on the Bideford Long Bridge some sections of oak were discovered,evidently part of the older portion of the Bridge constructed nearly 300 years ago. Although black with age they are in perfect preservation. … Continue reading
Wealth Dream Shattered. When Captain Geoffrey Newbold, formerly of the Royal Marines, and Commander Frank Worsley R.N.R., formerly Captain of ‘The Quest’, Shackleton’s Polar Ship, set sail in the ‘George Cochran’ from Appledore last summer with three Appledore men, Messrs … Continue reading
Photographs taken at Richmond Drydock on 11th December. First two photos – disassembly of the ‘Bryher’ has now been completed. The nearly-finished vessel on the right is the ‘Annaliese’, and only the ‘Silver Harvester’ appears mostly intact. The ‘Monkleigh’ will … Continue reading
Work progresses on the recycling of old vessels – photos Norman Hardaker. (Compare with our September article here ).
On Thursday 6.9.2012 Richmond Drydock, Appledore, came back into action as a working dock with the arrival of the beam trawler ‘Anneliese’ crossing over the sill on her final voyage to be broken up. She had been towed from Penzance, … Continue reading
Dear Editor, Further to September’s BUZZ WORD re Reeds Cafe, as a member of the Reed Family I can give you more information! Albert Reed was the son of Alfred (my great-uncle) and Esther Reed who owned the Baker’s Shop … Continue reading
I am not suggesting that you rush out onto the foreshore to start collecting and make your own Laver, but it shows you the lengths mothers generally went to, to feed their families. If you were to accept the media … Continue reading
One hundred years ago Appledore Disasters Appledore was thrown into a state of grief on hearing that the schooner Agnes was lost and that Captain George Cawsey and his son Alfred of Appledore were both drowned. The Rival, sailed by … Continue reading