Category Archives: Local Business

Local businesses from around the North Devon area.

Bideford’s Oxfam shop seeks volunteers.

Oxfam’s BIDEFORD shop appeals for more volunteers as store braces for deluge of donations. Oxfam’s BIDEFORD store has issued an urgent appeal for volunteers to help it deal with an anticipated deluge of donations following its re-opening on 12th April … Continue reading

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New wet fish counter at Appledore Fishdock.

Just five years ago the then-privately-run Appledore Fishdock, which opened in 2008, was in some distress, with underinvestment in machinery, confusing leases, and a lack of plans to support the local fishing industry. While the intervening years have not been … Continue reading

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Council seeks renting partnership with private landlords.

Torridge District Council is calling on private landlords with accommodation for rent in Bideford to come forward to discuss long term leases for their properties. The request is part of the Council’s push to find a more ready supply of … Continue reading

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Another ‘lost shop’ – Taylor Brothers.

Shops come and go all the time in all towns, with a few lasting for some time – but even these eventually close. One that fits this latter category is Taylor Brothers’ shoe shop in Mill Street. I first started … Continue reading

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A brief history of the Palladium Club.

The Club began life in 1919 as the stables for the Heavitree Inn. In 1926 it was the Palladium Cinema and the ticket office was situated where Patts’ Fruit and Vegetable shop now is in Mill St. Later it became … Continue reading

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The original “Lost Shops” list.

Here’s the original list, serialised in “Buzz” over the last few months.  Thank you to everyone who responded with their own memories and additions. Listed below are some of the businesses that Bideford has lost over the last 50/60 years  … Continue reading

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Bideford Chamber of Commerce.

You are never too far away from a Chamber Member.   If you have a business in Bideford, Westward Ho!, Northam or Appledore and wish to find out more about joining, just give them a call. Bideford and District Chamber of … Continue reading

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Bideford Bridge Trust

Bideford Bridge Trust Book Grants are given both to students who live in the Parish of Bideford, who have just finished secondary education, and also to students who live in the north of the Parish but to the south of … Continue reading

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