Tag Archives: South West

Shipping notes No. 230 (May).

Bideford Quay. Friday 31st the Town welcomed the paddle steamer Waverley for the first time since the 1980’s. Everybody I spoke to could not remember the last time the vessel was in the port. She berthed about 12.40 and sailed … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 229 (April).

Bideford Quay. Oldenburg returned to Bideford 6/4. Appledore. Quorn and Atherstone still in shipyard. The tug Afon Alaw, owners Holyhead Towage co, to tow barge arrived approx 15.45 and sailed for Falmouth with barge at 18.23. Yelland Quay. Deo Gloria … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 228 (March).

Bideford Quay. No shipping at Bideford this month. Oldenburg still at Sharpness. Appledore. Quorn and Atherstone still in Shipyard. Yelland Quay. No shipping this month. Bristol Channel Observations. 1/3 at 18.02 cargo vessel Wilson Main, 2,541 tons d.w., owners Wilson … Continue reading

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Check the bathing water quality between May & September.

Regular testing of water quality by the Environment Agency is now underway at 150 designated bathing sites across Devon and Cornwall. High standards of water quality at swimming locations are important for people’s enjoyment of beaches and other beauty spots … 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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“Matthew” calls at Bideford – 6th March.

These photos, taken by “Buzz” shipping correspondent Norman Hardaker, show the “Matthew” as she visited Bideford on 6th March to take on stores. “Matthew” is a replica of the caravel used by John Cabot for his 1497 voyage from Bristol … Continue reading

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