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Buzz Word – August 2013.

Please send us your Buzzes!! Write to editor@bidefordbuzz.org.uk or to the address on front page. Happy memories of Grenville Nursing Home I was delighted to see the picture of staff in Torridge Hospital on the cover of the June edition … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years ago – July 1913.

Bideford . The new Bideford United Methodist Church opened in High Street. The celebrations included a public luncheon attended by the Mayor and Corporation. Littleham. The inhabitants of Littleham were delighted to once more hear the merry peal rung on … Continue reading

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Buzz Word – July 2013.

Please send us your Buzzes!! Write to editor@bidefordbuzz.org.uk or to the address on front page. Sally Satterley In the May issue we published a letter from Janet Palmer, who was keen to get in touch with Mr. DL Barnes,the great … Continue reading

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Street art.

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Buzz Word – June 2013.

Please send us your Buzzes!! Write to editor@bidefordbuzz.org.uk or to the address on front page. Sorry Linda! I was in Bideford Library this afternoon and delighted to see Buzz available full as it always is of interesting and informative material. … Continue reading

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One Hundred years ago – June 1913.

Abbotsham The gnarled old oak tree, which had been a landmark and parish notice posting station in the square outside the parish church for centuries past ,having at last been overtaken with decay at the roots has been removed. Its … Continue reading

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One Hundred years ago – May 1913.

(From Bideford Gazette. Compiled by Mike Davy) Steamer lost near Hartland. The Uruquay steamer Oliyamria brought the crew of the Spanish steamer Paz to Swansea, the steamer having sunk between Lundy island and Hartland Point during fog. Empire Day The … Continue reading

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Buzz Word – May 2013.

Please send us your Buzzes !!    Write to editor@bidefordbuzz.org.uk , or to the address on the front page. Crash at East the water (re letter in April’s edition from Peter Lamprey (Australia) I have some information from the Public Record … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years ago – April 1913.

(From Bideford Gazette. Compiled by Mike Davy) Manor Court The occasion attracted so little public notice that the only person present in addition to the Mayor, Council, the Jury and officials was the representative of the Bideford Gazette ! Church … Continue reading

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Buzz Word – April 2013.

Please send us your Buzzes!! Write to editor@bidefordbuzz.org.uk or to the address on front page. Mysteries at St Margaret’s (Bideford Buzz Dec/ Jan issue ) I am currently researching my family history. ; I live in Australia and my ancestor … Continue reading

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Some memories of World War 2 in Bideford.

REME soldiers were stationed at Instow and many families made friends with them. The church in Bridge St on a Sunday evening hosted by various churches would put on a singsong after church services, and somehow provided simple refreshments for … Continue reading

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The original “Lost Shops” list.

Here’s the original list, serialised in “Buzz” over the last few months.  Thank you to everyone who responded with their own memories and additions. Listed below are some of the businesses that Bideford has lost over the last 50/60 years  … Continue reading

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Buzz Word – February 2013.

Our letters page-  please send us your Buzzes!! Write to editor@bidefordbuzz.org.uk ,  or to the address on front page. David Morris A lovely Malus Red Sentinal tree has been planted in Victoria Park as a lasting memorial to a hugely … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – February 1913.

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

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Buzz Word – December.

Remembering after November. Recent conflicts have brought added relevance to annual acts of Remembrance.   Increasingly we remember not just battles long past but families in our own communities who are mourning the recent death of a loved one.   We also … Continue reading

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