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Recipe for a very lovely fruit cake courtesy of Steve of Blazey’s, Mill Street .

250g soft butter 250g light muscavado sugar 4 eggs 250g self raising flour 250g raisins 250g sultanas 125 g glacé cherries, halved 1tsp mixed spice 1 tbsp brandy Grease an 8″ tin and line the base with greaseproof paper. Combine … Continue reading

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Immature student

Have you ever bored yourself rigid with “Someday I will” thoughts? Someday I will be skinny, someday I will leave this terrible job, and someday I will travel the world. Well my ‘someday’ was “Someday I’ll be a social worker”. … Continue reading

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Dec. 1911 – One hundred years ago

One hundred years ago Appledore Disasters Appledore was thrown into a state of grief on hearing that the schooner Agnes was  lost and that Captain George Cawsey and his son  Alfred of Appledore were both drowned.  The Rival, sailed by … Continue reading

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August 1911 – one hundred years ago.

One hundred years ago from the Bideford Gazette No bandstand A  visitor reminds us that Bideford is without a bandstand in the park although it has a town band and a territorial band. A sale of work Opening a sale … Continue reading

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July 2011 Landscape Gallery

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June Edition – Landscape Gallery by Tom Arno

Picture of the wreck “Sally” Westward Ho! Beach Beach Patterns. Hartland Quay in winter.

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Gallery – Landscape

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Northam Twinning Association

Northam Twinning Association Northam Twinning with France and Germany has been going on for almost 40 years, with a good deal of bonhomie, entente cordiale and freundschaft during all that time.   Some of our members were there at the start, … Continue reading

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The North Devon Fuchsia Society

A friendly group of people, dedicated to the growing and showing of Fuchsias. Richard Stapley (Secretary) 4, Bowden cottages, Blakes Hill Road, Landkey, Barnstaple, EX32 0LR 01271 831292 Meets on the 1st Thursday of every month except for August (Annual … Continue reading

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The Devon Medieval Combat Alliance

The Devon Medieval Combat Alliance having recently returned from Wales and a trip 500 years back in time are looking forward to the new season, our eleventh .Based in Bideford, we are a non-political, non-religious organisation which sees education as … Continue reading

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Two Bideford Soldiers from World War 1

( Photo is of William Lewis May) Recently at our local history society meeting, here in Netley Abbey, Hampshire, we had a talk about the First World War (WW1).  Afterwards my wife Betty spoke to the lecturer about a distant … Continue reading

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Bideford Buzz

Bideford Buzz is produced and distributed by a team of volunteers, with financial and practical assistance from Devon County Council’s Library and Information Services, Bideford Town Council, and Bideford Bridge Trust. A group from the ‘Old Rectory’ are part of the team of typists. If you are also interested in helping produce and develop this newsletter we will be glad to hear from you.
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Two Free Services – The Library and the Burton Art Gallery

The public library has been with us for over a hundred years. Although  as a librarian I’m biased, I still believe that it offers something very rare these days –  not just books,free to all, but also companionship, community links … Continue reading

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