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Shipping notes No. 183 (June).

Bideford Quay. Nothing since last issue Appledore. No news regarding the shipyard. Yelland Quay. Dea Gloria – 1/6 (2 trips). 2/6 Seen at 06.30, outward bound. This was her last trip to Yelland before she returned to her base on … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 182 (May).

In port – Bideford Quay. Argos – built 2007; (ex- Argos 2015, Wilson Dunmore 2017); flag St Johns, Antigua & Barbuda; owners German; crew Ukrainian & German; from Londonderry to Castellon; arrived 4/5, sailed 6/5; loaded 2,850 tons ball clay.       … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 181 (April).

Bideford Quay. Noticed on my computer on the 1st April the Oldenburg was sailing towards Sharpness. I spoke to the Lundy Office, and they informed me that as passenger services to the island were suspended due to the Coronavirus they … Continue reading

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Wonky Conker.

The “Helping Hand”, which holds up the “Wonky Conker tree”, near Kingsley Statue on Bideford Quay, very nearly didn’t happen at all.  Some years before  its construction, it was decided to chop down the mature trees on the riverbank in … Continue reading

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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – 4th June.

Monday 4th June 2012 will see Bideford marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a civic parade along the Quay followed by a family-friendly party in the park.  The parade, led by the Youth Pipe Band, will leave the Town Hall … Continue reading

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