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Registered childminder – Bideford.

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Bideford Home Guard, 1943.

Rear row – Ptes S Laird, P Cloke, WE Voden, CMS Gosling, Sgt. R Featherstone, Pte. TD Frayne, Cpl. GR Hill, Ptes FJ Clements, G Waldron, J Lock, Cpl. F Stacey, Pte R Raymont, Cpl. EJ Moyes. Third row – … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – March 1914.

On Sunday 15th March 1914 a heavy gale passed over the region. Vessels in both Appledore and Bideford, although double moored, were swamped and one barge had a mast carried away. The Burrows were under water and the river Torridge … Continue reading

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More about the Bridge Trust.

Having talked about how the Trust came to be set up and its involvement with property in the town I will now discuss the very wide range of things the Trust has funded. Trustees have always been interested in education, … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – December 1913/ January 1914.

As Christmas approached the Gazette newspaper was full of adverts by local shops and traders extolling their finest merchandise. On Tuesday 9th December a Prime Christmas Fat Stock show was held when 30 famous fat steers and heifers were sold, … Continue reading

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About the Bridge Trust.

As promised, and following on from my introduction to the Bridge Trust, I will discuss some of the history of the body. No-one knows when the Trust was set up but it must have been soon after the Bridge was … Continue reading

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An 1844 view of Bideford.

“BIDEFORD (ST. MARY), a sea-port, incorporated market-town, and parish, having separate jurisdiction, and the head of a union, locally in the hundred of SHEBBEAR, Great Torrington and N. divisions of DEVON, 39 miles (N. W. by W.) from Exeter, and … Continue reading

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More memories of Bideford Hospital.

There were three wards: male, female and children’s. Off the corridor leading to the female ward were three rooms for private patients. The staff, as far as I can remember, included the Matron, Miss Daymond. There was one Welsh SRN … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – October 1913.

(From the Bideford Gazette, 100 Years ago). Two Bideford miners had a miraculous escape on the morning of October 14th. The Sluman brothers from Honestone Street were working at the Universal Senghenydd Colliery near Caerphilly Glamorgan and had just come … Continue reading

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My role as Bideford’s Beadle & Macebearer.

In 2009 I had the great honour of becoming Bideford’s first lady Beadle, and later in 2010 of being appointed as the first lady Macebearer. Ever since I was a child I have been interested in the ceremonial and regalia … Continue reading

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The font in St. Mary’s parish church, Bideford.

There is little doubt that the Font in St Mary’s Church is the oldest artefact in Bideford. It has been expertly confirmed that it dates from about the year 1080, and it has been described as an exceptionally fine and … 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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One hundred years ago – August 1913.

Northam The annual Manor Court was held at the Vestry room. The tythingman was JB Penhorwood, Mr J Hearn, the crier, and the wardens J Stanbury and G Mounce. After the ceremony luncheon was taken in the Northam school room. … Continue reading

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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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Crossing the Torridge – 11 bridges between Bideford & Torrington !

It’s surprising how they add up once you set out to count the bridges.! The oldest of course were the pack-horse bridges dating from around the 12th century of which there were three, Bideford, Rothern and Taddiport. All these show … Continue reading

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