Tag Archives: Bideford Quay

Shipping notes No. 190 (January).

Bideford Quay. I start off this month with very sad news that Michael Pryer, aged 77, the port crane operator for T.D.C., died of a heart attack at January 8th. He had worked as crane driver since I moved to … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 189 (December).

Bideford Quay. No shipping since last edition. Appledore. No news regarding orders for the yard. Yelland quay. No shipping since last edition. Bristol Channel Observations. 1/12 at 08.25 self-discharging bulk carrier Yeoman Bank, 38,997 tons d.w., owners Aggregate Industries Ltd … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 188 (November).

In port – Bideford Quay. RMS Carelie – built 1993; (ex- Panta Rei, 2008; Talos, ’06; Jason, ’00); flag Mairenhamm, Finland; owners Finnish; crew Estonian & Philippino; from Belfast to Naantali; arrived 7/11, sailed 12/11; loaded 2,300 tons ball clay. … 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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