Tag Archives: Appledore

Shipping notes No. 192 (March).

Bideford Quay. Celtic Forester – built 2003 ; flag Cardiff; owners British; crew British, Polish; from Workington to Castellon; arrived 12/3, sailed 13/3; loaded 2,860 tons ball clay. You will note the vessel sailed on a Saturday and loading was … 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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Shipping notes No. 191 (February).

Bideford Quay. The Oldenburg has completed a couple of cargo runs to Lundy during the month. No other commercial shipping to report. Yelland Quay. No commercial shipping. Appledore. No news of any orders or regarding the Yard. Bristol Channel Observations. … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 190 (January).

Bideford Quay. I start off this month with very sad news that Michael Pryer, aged 77, the port crane operator for T.D.C., died of a heart attack at January 8th. He had worked as crane driver since I moved to … Continue reading

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‘A Little Port’.

As promised in last month’s Buzz here is the poem about Appledore written by George Douglas Warden (father of Audrey Jones of Bideford) , who was wounded and lost his sight in World War One. (Contributed by Audrey’s daughter-in-law, Eleanor … Continue reading

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Coronation Day, 1953.

Photos from Owen Vaggers. In the paper edition of November’s “Buzz”, we published this – Two photographs of the V.E.Day Celebrations, 1945, which took place at the bottom of Pitt Hill, Appledore . I cannot remember all the the names … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – February 1913.

Wealth Dream Shattered. When Captain Geoffrey Newbold, formerly of the Royal Marines, and Commander Frank Worsley R.N.R., formerly Captain of ‘The Quest’, Shackleton’s Polar Ship, set sail in the ‘George Cochran’ from Appledore last summer with three Appledore men, Messrs … Continue reading

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Richmond Dock status – December 2012.

Photographs taken at Richmond Drydock on 11th December. First two photos – disassembly of the ‘Bryher’ has now been completed.    The nearly-finished vessel on the right is the  ‘Annaliese’, and only the ‘Silver Harvester’ appears mostly intact.     The ‘Monkleigh’ will … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at Richmond Dock, Appledore.

Work progresses on the recycling of old vessels  –  photos Norman Hardaker. (Compare with our September article here ).

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Richmond Dock revivified.

On Thursday 6.9.2012 Richmond Drydock, Appledore, came back into action  as a working dock with the arrival of the beam trawler ‘Anneliese’ crossing over the sill  on her final voyage to be broken up.    She had been towed from Penzance, … Continue reading

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Recollections of Reed’s.

Dear Editor, Further to September’s BUZZ WORD re Reeds Cafe, as a member of the Reed Family I can give you more information! Albert Reed was the son of Alfred (my great-uncle) and Esther Reed who owned the Baker’s Shop … Continue reading

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Laver.

I am not suggesting that you rush out onto the foreshore to start collecting and make your own Laver, but it shows you the lengths mothers generally went to, to feed their families. If you were to accept the media … Continue reading

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