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Shipping notes No. 144 (February/ March).

In Port – Bideford Quay. Fehn Caledonia – (ex – Rhine Express, 2014); built 2013; flag Antigua; owners German; crew Latvian, Ukrainian, & Russian; from Avonmouth to Castellon; arrived 7/3, sailed 10/3 ; loaded 2,350 tons ball clay. Appledore. The … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 143 (January/ February).

In port – Yelland Quay. Arklow Resolve – built 2004: flag Rotterdam; owners Dutch; crew Russian; from Glensanda to Avonmouth; arrived 13/1, sailed 15/1; discharged 4,700 tons chippings (this was the largest cargo ever discharged or loaded in the Taw/ … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 142 (Nov. ’16/ Jan. ’17).

In port – Yelland Quay. Welsh Piper, 12.12.16 and 17.12.16. In port – Bideford Quay. Oldenberg returned to Bideford about the 23rd December, following her annual drydocking at Sharpness. At Appledore. Arco Dart, 29.11.16. Bristol Channel Observations. 21.11.16 at 07.40 … 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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