• 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 Sooty is quick on the draw

  • 2 Appledore's largest

  • 3 Wine and beer merchants for 150 years

  • 4 Pretty pennies at Beaford

  • 5 Second Monte Carlo Rally

  • 6 Hartland Abbey outdoor staff 60 years ago

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    Gift from Bideford Town Council
  • 8

    Womens Skittles Competition in Buckland Brewer
  • 9 Wishing well is pixielated

  • 10 Bideford computer stars

  • 11 Brothers reunion 1947
  • 12

    Married in 1908
  • 13

    Double Baptism on Torridge
  • 14

    Mrs Whapham finds ferret in Bridgeland Street while shopping
  • 15 Cement-clad boats being built at Northam

  • 16 East-the-Water's call for new school

  • 17 Lots drawn to prevent dog fight

  • 18 Clovelly custom

  • 19 They never miss a game at Torrington

  • 20

    Lenwood Squash Club
  • 21

    Was a missionary
  • 22 Weare Giffard potato

  • 23

    Toasted with musical honours
  • 24 Buckland goes to County Show

  • 25 Bideford country dancers on TV

  • 26

    Youth Clubs Join Together For Entertainment
  • 27 Faints as she wins national competition

  • 28 Twenty-one yachts

  • 29

    Building works
  • 30

    10-year-old scrambler practices
  • 31 Championship Trophy for Hartland
  • 32 Hartland Dancers
  • 33 Littleham family's five generations

  • 34 Bideford Liberal club new lounge bar opened

  • 35 John Andrew Bread Charity
  • 36 Artisans' Club

  • 37 Westward Ho! combined op

  • 38 Hartland postman retires

  • 39 Works at craft he learned over 65 years ago

  • 40 Last train from Torrington

  • 41 Entente cordiale in Bideford

  • 42

    Inter-school Road Safety Quiz Cup Winners
  • 43 Devil sent packing

  • 44

    Close associations with North Devon
  • 45 North Devon author featured in TV documentary

  • 46 New Lundy stamps

  • 47 Picture bought for shillings may be worth thousands

  • 48 Little 'Big Ben'

  • 49

    Mums protest in Coronation Road
  • 50

    FA Cup Match for the Robins
  • 51

    Holidaying in north Devon
  • 52 Calligrapher extraordinary

  • 53

    Gus Honeybun meets local children
  • 54 One thousand visit zoo at Whitsun

  • 55 Doing time - over 300 years of it - at Hartland

  • 56 Record player of 80 years ago

  • 57 Boys from Bideford school complete Ten Tors

  • 58 Big develolpment at Calveford

  • 59 Alderman Anstey's dream comes tru

  • 60 Finished in 1876

  • 61 Town's second woman mayor in 392 years

  • 62 TV contest means big job for Bideford Guides

  • 63 Bideford inquest on French trawlermen opens

  • 64 Modern living at Bideford

  • 65 No sale of Springfield House

  • 66 Shipbuilding hobby at Hartland

  • 67 Northam's almshouse

  • 68 Clovelly nightmare

  • 69 Church renovation rejoicing at Northam

  • 70 Largest salmon caught in Torridge

  • 71

    School of Dancing's Annual Display
  • 72 Salmon netting at Bideford

  • 73 Appledore's new lifeboat

  • 74

    Andre Veillett and Quentin Reed in Judo Demonstration
  • 75

    Relatives all over the world
  • 76 Bravery against bull at Shebbear rewarded

  • 77 Fundraising trip for RNLI

  • 78

    Exhibition of school work
  • 79 Penny for the guy

  • 80 Jalopy joy for children of Shamwickshire

  • 81 Tramps camp by riverside throughout arctic weather

  • 82 Death - and birth - of a telephone exchange

  • 83 New look for Torrington Lane

  • 84

    Successful motor cycling team
  • 85 Bideford childrens' cinema opens

  • 86 Clovelly donkey film star

  • 87 Repair work on Long Bridge
  • 88 Yeoi Vale House finally demolished

  • 89 Head Barman appointed Torrington Town Crier
  • 90 Space dominates Hartland carnival

  • 91 Westward Ho! public conveniences get go ahead
  • 92

    Hamburger is part of modern life
  • 93 Celebrations for 103rd birthday

  • 94 Gloves fit for a king!

  • 95 Simple Item 138
  • 96

    Jinxed School Trip
  • 97 Pet squirrels at Monkleigh

  • 98 Photo mural in Bideford bank

  • 99

    Cadets are given certificates
  • 100 Torrington children build igloo
  • 101 Launching the 'Golden Hinde'

  • 102 Liked holidays here - so starts business

  • 103

    New gateway
  • 104 Some 240 exhibits

  • 105 A bird of their own!

  • 106 Torrington Youth Club rewarded by party
  • 107 Larkworthy Family play in Shebbear's Football Team
  • 108 Escaped crane moves into Kenwith Valley

  • 109 Ship-in-bottle world record

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    Reds Womens Team Are First To Compete Throughout Season
  • 111 Lady Godiva comes to Torrington

  • 112 Bideford Zoo's first baby is big draw

  • 113 Designed all furnishing of new chapel

  • 114

    Wynne Olley's styles impress International Hair Fashion Designer
  • 115 'Les Girls' of Hartland

  • 116 Westward Ho! Tennis Club Winners
  • 117 Broomhayes £1,000 Surprise
  • 118 Burnard family reunion

  • 119 New shipyard on schedule

  • 120 Jumble sale fever

  • 121

    Birgitta Whittaker
  • 122 Fleet of foot and fair of face

  • 123 Practical sympathy at Northam

  • 124 School's link with cargo ship

  • 125 Appledore Juniors Football
  • 126 Four sisters' nostalgic reunion

  • 127 Puppet characters introduced

  • 128 Battle of the gap at Westward Ho!

  • 129 Bideford School Junior Choir Sing in France at Twinning Ceremony in Landivisiau
  • 130 Photo of town's first car wins prize

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    Appledore boys beat mums at football
  • 132 Bringing shopping home by goat

  • 133 Teenager Peter Jackson Makes Horror Film
  • 134 Eleventh hour bid to save last sailing barge

  • 135 Students help model St Sidwell

  • 136 New fire and ambulance stations

  • 137 A craftsman's 'potted' history

  • 138

    Bidefordians
  • 139 Bideford's first triplets for 12 years

  • 140 Baby Kate goes home to Lundy

  • 141 Donkey and horses enjoy carnival drink

  • 142 Train returns to Westleigh straight

  • 143 To build racing cars in former blacksmith's shop

  • 144 Bideford Liberals' fashion show

  • 145

    First Girls at Bideford Grammar School take part in Play
  • 146

    First prize
  • 147 Out of puff!

  • 148 Bideford A.F.C annual dinner
  • 149 Cavaliers join the Hunt
  • 150 Panto time at Westward Ho!

  • 151 Charter granted by Philip and Mary

  • 152 New addition to Quay front

  • 153 Waldon Triplets
  • 154 Farewell to passenger trains

  • 155 Sight of a lifetime

  • 156 Just over a year old

  • 157 Chess - their bridge over the years

  • 158 Daisy's pride and joy

  • 159 Quads join a Langtree happy family

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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  • 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

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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