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Regulation by “Impress” – “Buzz” complaints procedure.

“Bideford Buzz” is now regulated by ‘Impress’, the independent press regulator. Making a complaint. We can look into complaints about items we have published which are in our control. We adhere to the Standards Code adopted by IMPRESS and can … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago ; August 1915.

From August 16th there will be a reduction in Mail deliveries due to a shortage of staff, many men having enlisted. There will be only 3 deliveries per day rather than the usual 5, at 7.00 am, 1.50 pm and … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago : February 1915.

2nd February 1915. The Union of London and Smiths Bank, who have an agency here in Bideford, have appointed girl clerks in one of their offices for the first time. This is seen as a radical step, as banking has … Continue reading

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Buzz Word – October.

Send us your Buzzes…. Write to editor@bidefordbuzz.org.uk or to the address on front page. Norland Nannies. I am wondering if you can help with some information about the wartime premises occupied by the Norland Nursery in Bideford early in the … Continue reading

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Buzz Word – September.

Send us your Buzzes…. Write to editor@bidefordbuzz.org.uk or to the address on front page. Wartime Fire Service. Firemen from North Devon, who crewed the Watermouth Bay “PLUTO” (Pipeline Under the Ocean) receiving terminal. This was part of the training for … Continue reading

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Buzz Word – August.

Send us your Buzzes…. Write to editor@bidefordbuzz.org.uk or to the address on front page. Shebberton Race Course. Over the last few issues of Buzz attention has been drawn to the Bideford Races at Shebberton Race Course in yesteryear. Whilst researching … Continue reading

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Bideford Races, May 1928.

This advertisement comes from the Bideford Gazette for 1928 currently housed at the Bideford Archive. The archive is run by volunteers, and you will find it is a mine of information on Torridge district; not just births, marriages and deaths, … Continue reading

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Buzz Word – April.

Please send us your Buzzes!! Write to editor@bidefordbuzz.org.uk or to the address on front page. Dressing the Churchyard. Easter Saturday, April 19th 2014 If you have family or friends with a grave or memorial in St Margaret’s Churchyard, please visit … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – April 1914.

This month we are looking at the changes that are coming to transportation. An April edition of the newspaper contained a report from the Magistrates Court of a man who was charged with “using a broken down horse” and subjecting … Continue reading

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Buzz Word – December.

More memories of St Peter’s Church. I have just caught up with the October issue of the Buzz and was most interested in Margaret Copp’s article on St. Peter’s Church. A Shamwickshire boy, I was born at the bungalow which … Continue reading

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Buzz word – November.

Please send us your Buzzes!! Write to editor@bidefordbuzz.org.uk or to the address on front page. Tarka Morris Men Tarka Morris Men are now getting into their Winter practice season, and are on the look out for new members. Morris Dancing … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – November 1913.

The water supply problems mentioned last month continue to give considerable concern. Abbotsham Road, High Street and all of Old Town are without water whilst “They scrape the pipes”.   The supply to the workhouse in Meddon Street has been … Continue reading

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Buzz Word – October.

Please send us your Buzzes!! Write to editor@bidefordbuzz.org.uk or to the address on front page. St Margaret’s Churchyard Project. Have you walked past Northam Churchyard recently?What a difference from twelve months ago! It’s all down to a dedicated group of … Continue reading

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Buzz Word – September.

Please send us your Buzzes!! Write to editor@bidefordbuzz.org.uk or to the address on front page. More memories of Bideford Hospital. Bideford Hospital holds many memories for me. My first visit was occasioned when, age 4, I was playing a game … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – September 1913.

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

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