• 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! Tennis Club Winners
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    Double Baptism on Torridge
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    Andre Veillett and Quentin Reed in Judo Demonstration
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    Hamburger is part of modern life
  • 5 Championship Trophy for Hartland
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    Relatives all over the world
  • 7 Torrington Youth Club rewarded by party
  • 8 Repair work on Long Bridge
  • 9

    Holidaying in north Devon
  • 10 Larkworthy Family play in Shebbear's Football Team
  • 11 Waldon Triplets
  • 12

    Gus Honeybun meets local children
  • 13 Teenager Peter Jackson Makes Horror Film
  • 14

    Close associations with North Devon
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    10-year-old scrambler practices
  • 16

    Wynne Olley's styles impress International Hair Fashion Designer
  • 17 Hartland Dancers
  • 18

    Building works
  • 19 Brothers reunion 1947
  • 20 Bideford School Junior Choir Sing in France at Twinning Ceremony in Landivisiau
  • 21

    School of Dancing's Annual Display
  • 22

    FA Cup Match for the Robins
  • 23 Cavaliers join the Hunt
  • 24

    Womens Skittles Competition in Buckland Brewer
  • 25 Bideford A.F.C annual dinner
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    Gift from Bideford Town Council
  • 27

    Birgitta Whittaker
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    Appledore boys beat mums at football
  • 29 Westward Ho! public conveniences get go ahead
  • 30

    Cadets are given certificates
  • 31

    First prize
  • 32 Broomhayes £1,000 Surprise
  • 33 Torrington children build igloo
  • 34

    Reds Womens Team Are First To Compete Throughout Season
  • 35

    Jinxed School Trip
  • 36 Appledore Juniors Football
  • 37 John Andrew Bread Charity
  • 38 Head Barman appointed Torrington Town Crier
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    Mums protest in Coronation Road
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    Mrs Whapham finds ferret in Bridgeland Street while shopping
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    New gateway
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    Inter-school Road Safety Quiz Cup Winners
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    Youth Clubs Join Together For Entertainment
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    First Girls at Bideford Grammar School take part in Play
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

  • 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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  • 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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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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