• Welcome to the Bideford & District Community Archive

    Welcome to the Bideford & District Community Archive

    ...The Gazette Newspaper 1856 onwards.

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  • Welcome to the Bideford & District Community Archive

    Welcome to the Bideford & District Community Archive

    ...The Gazette Newspaper 1856 onwards.

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    Inter-school Road Safety Quiz Cup Winners
  • 2 Chess - their bridge over the years

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    Womens Skittles Competition in Buckland Brewer
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    Lenwood Squash Club
  • 5 Celebrations for 103rd birthday

  • 6 Hartland Dancers
  • 7 Donkey and horses enjoy carnival drink

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    10-year-old scrambler practices
  • 9 Modern living at Bideford

  • 10 Baby Kate goes home to Lundy

  • 11 Westward Ho! combined op

  • 12 Brothers reunion 1947
  • 13

    Appledore boys beat mums at football
  • 14 Salmon netting at Bideford

  • 15 Finished in 1876

  • 16 Teenager Peter Jackson Makes Horror Film
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    Holidaying in north Devon
  • 18 Hartland postman retires

  • 19 Devil sent packing

  • 20 Twenty-one yachts

  • 21 Eleventh hour bid to save last sailing barge

  • 22 Four sisters' nostalgic reunion

  • 23 Bravery against bull at Shebbear rewarded

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    Bidefordians
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    Jinxed School Trip
  • 26 Launching the 'Golden Hinde'

  • 27 Charter granted by Philip and Mary

  • 28 Photo mural in Bideford bank

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    Close associations with North Devon
  • 30

    Andre Veillett and Quentin Reed in Judo Demonstration
  • 31 Designed all furnishing of new chapel

  • 32 Faints as she wins national competition

  • 33 Boys from Bideford school complete Ten Tors

  • 34 Wine and beer merchants for 150 years

  • 35 Farewell to passenger trains

  • 36 Penny for the guy

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    Cadets are given certificates
  • 38 Death - and birth - of a telephone exchange

  • 39 Space dominates Hartland carnival

  • 40 Bideford Liberal club new lounge bar opened

  • 41 Littleham family's five generations

  • 42 Pet squirrels at Monkleigh

  • 43 They never miss a game at Torrington

  • 44 Cement-clad boats being built at Northam

  • 45 Record player of 80 years ago

  • 46

    FA Cup Match for the Robins
  • 47 Northam's almshouse

  • 48 New fire and ambulance stations

  • 49 New Lundy stamps

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    Youth Clubs Join Together For Entertainment
  • 51 A bird of their own!

  • 52 Repair work on Long Bridge
  • 53 Simple Item 138
  • 54 Entente cordiale in Bideford

  • 55 Train returns to Westleigh straight

  • 56 Shipbuilding hobby at Hartland

  • 57 Clovelly donkey film star

  • 58 Appledore's new lifeboat

  • 59 Jumble sale fever

  • 60 Students help model St Sidwell

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    Was a missionary
  • 62 Bideford childrens' cinema opens

  • 63 Works at craft he learned over 65 years ago

  • 64 Jalopy joy for children of Shamwickshire

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    Wynne Olley's styles impress International Hair Fashion Designer
  • 66 Bideford School Junior Choir Sing in France at Twinning Ceremony in Landivisiau
  • 67 Panto time at Westward Ho!

  • 68 Weare Giffard potato

  • 69 Sight of a lifetime

  • 70 Church renovation rejoicing at Northam

  • 71 Bideford Liberals' fashion show

  • 72 School's link with cargo ship

  • 73 TV contest means big job for Bideford Guides

  • 74 Buckland goes to County Show

  • 75 Daisy's pride and joy

  • 76 Larkworthy Family play in Shebbear's Football Team
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    Reds Womens Team Are First To Compete Throughout Season
  • 78 Appledore's largest

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    Double Baptism on Torridge
  • 80 Bideford country dancers on TV

  • 81

    Exhibition of school work
  • 82 Escaped crane moves into Kenwith Valley

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    Mrs Whapham finds ferret in Bridgeland Street while shopping
  • 84 Lady Godiva comes to Torrington

  • 85 Liked holidays here - so starts business

  • 86

    Gift from Bideford Town Council
  • 87

    Relatives all over the world
  • 88 Championship Trophy for Hartland
  • 89 New addition to Quay front

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    First prize
  • 91 New look for Torrington Lane

  • 92 Photo of town's first car wins prize

  • 93 Bideford's first triplets for 12 years

  • 94 A craftsman's 'potted' history

  • 95 Fleet of foot and fair of face

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    Married in 1908
  • 97

    School of Dancing's Annual Display
  • 98

    Mums protest in Coronation Road
  • 99 Fundraising trip for RNLI

  • 100 Clovelly nightmare

  • 101 Gloves fit for a king!

  • 102 Bringing shopping home by goat

  • 103 Burnard family reunion

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    Successful motor cycling team
  • 105 Broomhayes £1,000 Surprise
  • 106 Tramps camp by riverside throughout arctic weather

  • 107 Picture bought for shillings may be worth thousands

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    New gateway
  • 109 Cavaliers join the Hunt
  • 110 New shipyard on schedule

  • 111 Waldon Triplets
  • 112

    Building works
  • 113 Bideford A.F.C annual dinner
  • 114 Bideford computer stars

  • 115 No sale of Springfield House

  • 116 Calligrapher extraordinary

  • 117 Town's second woman mayor in 392 years

  • 118 Bideford inquest on French trawlermen opens

  • 119 Yeoi Vale House finally demolished

  • 120 Wishing well is pixielated

  • 121 Ship-in-bottle world record

  • 122 Westward Ho! Tennis Club Winners
  • 123

    Birgitta Whittaker
  • 124 Last train from Torrington

  • 125 Westward Ho! public conveniences get go ahead
  • 126 Torrington children build igloo
  • 127 Quads join a Langtree happy family

  • 128 Just over a year old

  • 129 'Les Girls' of Hartland

  • 130 Some 240 exhibits

  • 131 Appledore Juniors Football
  • 132 Lots drawn to prevent dog fight

  • 133

    First Girls at Bideford Grammar School take part in Play
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    Gus Honeybun meets local children
  • 135 John Andrew Bread Charity
  • 136 East-the-Water's call for new school

  • 137 Battle of the gap at Westward Ho!

  • 138 Largest salmon caught in Torridge

  • 139 Torrington Youth Club rewarded by party
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    Hamburger is part of modern life
  • 141 Artisans' Club

  • 142 Head Barman appointed Torrington Town Crier
  • 143 Clovelly custom

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    Toasted with musical honours
3.5.1957 Robins win Hansen Cup

Robins Win The Hansen Cup

May 3rd, 1957

Bideford AFC pictured with the Hansen Cup after they had defeated Bude 2-1 in the final

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and suddenly it's spring

Cadds Down Farm

1 March 1974

Joined by Trixie, the pony

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  • Christmas Eve at the Front

    An interesting letter has just been received by Mrs Packer, of Broadclyst, from her husband, Corpl Packer of A Company, 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment, who is serving with the Expeditionary Force in Northern France. In the course of a letter he describes a remarkable incident which occurred on Christmas Eve between the British and German trenches.

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  • Seafield House - the "Spooky House" of Westward Ho!

    The house on the cliff edge known locally as ‘Spooky House’ or even ‘Haunted House’ , was built about 1885.

    The road was especially built to enable access to the house and was initially known as Seafield Road; later it became Merley Road.

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  • Torrington May Fair Queen and Her Attendants

    Names from left to right:Joan Ricketts; Joan Newcombe; Jean Wernhem; Margaret Sweet; Enid Ovenden; Rona Elsworthy; Doris Short; (back row);
    Eileen Short; Miss Margery Bennett (Queen); Joyce Downman; David Fiddian (Page); Peggie Sussex;

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1911 Coronation Medal

Coronation Medal Presented on June 22nd 1911   Learn More

The Hoops Inn

The Hoops Inn close to Peppercombe Beach

The Quay at Appledore

Appledore Quay where Taw and Torridge Rivers meet 

 
Wynne Olley

Crowning Glory

12 October 1962

Their finest achievement to date...

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Shipyard goes into liquidation 1963

Liquidator appointed

4 January 1963

Difficulty in retaining labour...

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