• 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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  • 1 Westward Ho! public conveniences get go ahead
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    Holidaying in north Devon
  • 3 Teenager Peter Jackson Makes Horror Film
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    Gus Honeybun meets local children
  • 5 Broomhayes £1,000 Surprise
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    Womens Skittles Competition in Buckland Brewer
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    Jinxed School Trip
  • 8 Brothers reunion 1947
  • 9 Torrington children build igloo
  • 10 Cavaliers join the Hunt
  • 11 Repair work on Long Bridge
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    Reds Womens Team Are First To Compete Throughout Season
  • 13 Westward Ho! Tennis Club Winners
  • 14

    Wynne Olley's styles impress International Hair Fashion Designer
  • 15 Championship Trophy for Hartland
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    First prize
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    Mrs Whapham finds ferret in Bridgeland Street while shopping
  • 18 Waldon Triplets
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    Hamburger is part of modern life
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    Building works
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    Andre Veillett and Quentin Reed in Judo Demonstration
  • 22 John Andrew Bread Charity
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    New gateway
  • 24 Bideford A.F.C annual dinner
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    Double Baptism on Torridge
  • 26 Bideford School Junior Choir Sing in France at Twinning Ceremony in Landivisiau
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    10-year-old scrambler practices
  • 28 Torrington Youth Club rewarded by party
  • 29 Appledore Juniors Football
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    First Girls at Bideford Grammar School take part in Play
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    Appledore boys beat mums at football
  • 32 Larkworthy Family play in Shebbear's Football Team
  • 33 Head Barman appointed Torrington Town Crier
  • 34 Hartland Dancers
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    Inter-school Road Safety Quiz Cup Winners
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    Cadets are given certificates
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    Mums protest in Coronation Road
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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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1911 Coronation Medal

Coronation Medal Presented on June 22nd 1911   Learn More

The Hoops Inn

The Hoops Inn close to Peppercombe Beach    View More

The Quay at Appledore

Appledore Quay where Taw and Torridge Rivers meet   View More

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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