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One hundred years ago – April 1912.

Bargaining day was attended by a good many  farm servants,both male and female, on the look out for a fresh situation. Many changes were made, and wages showed a slight upward tendency. The ‘Bargaining’ at markets in Bideford is declining, … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – March 1912.

One Hundred years ago Horse Ambulance It is expected that the Horse Ambulance required for the Bideford Hospital will cost about £70, and up to the present about £25.12s.6d has been subscribed The Coal Strike This strike which has lasted … 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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Nov. 1911 – One hundred years ago.

Important Guard against damp feet and consequent chills by wearing a pair of Goodenough’s rubber overshoes.   To prevent a serious cold is worth the outlay of several pairs, and one pair answers every purpose.                                WH Goodenough of 2a Meddon Street. … 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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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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