• 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 Hartland Dancers
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    Jinxed School Trip
  • 3 Bideford A.F.C annual dinner
  • 4 Appledore Juniors Football
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    Youth Clubs Join Together For Entertainment
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    Cadets are given certificates
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    Gus Honeybun meets local children
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    School of Dancing's Annual Display
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    Womens Skittles Competition in Buckland Brewer
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    Mums protest in Coronation Road
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    Hamburger is part of modern life
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    Appledore boys beat mums at football
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    Relatives all over the world
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    Birgitta Whittaker
  • 15 Waldon Triplets
  • 16 Westward Ho! Tennis Club Winners
  • 17 Teenager Peter Jackson Makes Horror Film
  • 18 Championship Trophy for Hartland
  • 19 Head Barman appointed Torrington Town Crier
  • 20 Westward Ho! public conveniences get go ahead
  • 21

    First Girls at Bideford Grammar School take part in Play
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    Inter-school Road Safety Quiz Cup Winners
  • 23 Larkworthy Family play in Shebbear's Football Team
  • 24 Bideford School Junior Choir Sing in France at Twinning Ceremony in Landivisiau
  • 25

    Double Baptism on Torridge
  • 26

    FA Cup Match for the Robins
  • 27 Brothers reunion 1947
  • 28 Repair work on Long Bridge
  • 29

    Holidaying in north Devon
  • 30

    Close associations with North Devon
  • 31

    Reds Womens Team Are First To Compete Throughout Season
  • 32 Cavaliers join the Hunt
  • 33

    Building works
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    Wynne Olley's styles impress International Hair Fashion Designer
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    Gift from Bideford Town Council
  • 37

    10-year-old scrambler practices
  • 38

    Andre Veillett and Quentin Reed in Judo Demonstration
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    First prize
  • 40 Torrington children build igloo
  • 41 Torrington Youth Club rewarded by party
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    New gateway
  • 43 Broomhayes £1,000 Surprise
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    Mrs Whapham finds ferret in Bridgeland Street while shopping
  • 45 John Andrew Bread Charity
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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  • 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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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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