AbbotshamA Selection of News Articles Related to Abbotsham

  • 1 Coronation - Abbotsham - 1937

    Coronation Day will commence early at Abbotsham where a service will be held in the Church

  • 2 Abbotsham - Northam Wedding

    The wedding has taken place at Bideford Register Office of Mr Kelvin John Charles Ridd, only son

  • 3 Silver Jubilee of Abbotsham WI

    A very successful silver jubilee dinner and dance was held in the New Inn Hotel, Bideford, by members of...

  • 4 C H M Peto

    1954

  • 5 Abbotsham Building Land

    When six acres of building land at Abbotsham were offered by public auction on Tuesday by Messrs Kivell

  • 6 Geraldine Portus

    11 March 1955

  • Coronation - Abbotsham - 1937

    Coronation Day will commence early at Abbotsham where a service will be held in the Church

    Coronation - Abbotsham - 11th May 1937

     

    Abbotsham

    Coronation Day will commence early at Abbotsham where a service will be heldt in the Church at 8am. School children will be presented with mugs in the morning, and at 2pm sports for adults and children will be held. At 4pm a football match will be played. A free tea is to be provided for all parishioners at 5pm, and half-an-hour later a skittles competition will take place. A social in the Parish Hall commences at 7pm and at 10pm the huge bonfire will be lite and a display of fireworks given. Funds were

    Read More
  • Abbotsham - Northam Wedding

    The wedding has taken place at Bideford Register Office of Mr Kelvin John Charles Ridd, only son

    Abbotsham - Northam Wedding - 16th January 1970

     

    The wedding has taken place at Bideford Register Office of Mr Kelvin John Charles Ridd, only son of Mr and Mrs John Ridd of 1 Seaview, Abbotsham, and Miss Sheila Mary Rucki, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs John Rucki of 37 Morwenna Park Road, Northam.
    Best man was the bride's brother-in-law, Mr John Dyer. The reception was held at Durrant House Hotel.

    Read More
  • Silver Jubilee of Abbotsham WI

    A very successful silver jubilee dinner and dance was held in the New Inn Hotel, Bideford, by members of...

    Silver Jubilee of Abbotsham WI - 10th December 1971

     

    A very successful silver jubilee dinner and dance was held in the New Inn Hotel, Bideford, by members of Abbotsham W.I.
    The president (Mrs K Vanstone) welcomed a party of 70 members with their husbands and other guests.
    A celebration cake, made by Mrs H Graham and iced by Mrs E Violet, was ceremonially cut by Miss Annie James, the oldest member.
    Three past presidents were at the party.
    Mrs R Beer proposed the toast to the guests, to which Mrs E Hemmel replied.
    During the evening a boquet was presented

    Read More
  • C H M Peto

    1954

    Brig C H M Peto has sold Kenwith Castle, his Abbotsham home, and has left for Marlborough, Wiltshire.

    1954 C H M Peto

    The new property, says Brig Peto, has about 22 acres, but he is hoping to obtain an adjoining farm to continue his agricultural pursuits. Brig Peto, who is not seeking re-election to Parliament at the next election – he has been Member of Parliament for the former North West Devon Division and, following constituency boundary reviews, for the North Devon Division since 1945 – took up residence at Kenwith Castle at the end of the last war. His late father, Sir Basil Peto, who

    Read More
  • Abbotsham Building Land

    When six acres of building land at Abbotsham were offered by public auction on Tuesday by Messrs Kivell

    Abbotsham Building Land - 19th November 1971

    19.11.1971 Abbotsham
     

    Abbotsham Building Land Tops £6000 Per Acre

    When six acres of building land at Abbotsham were offered by public auction on Tuesday by Messrs Kivell and Sons, bidding in the crowded room opened at £20,000, rising to £36,500 at which figure it was sold to Messrs S L Vanstone and Son.

    Read More
  • Geraldine Portus

    11 March 1955

    Schoolgirl’s 6,000 mile trip

    11.3.1955 Geraldine Portus

    After travelling 6,000 miles with the Golden Hind expedition, Geraldine Portus, the 12 years-old schoolgirl from Abbotsham, is going to return home.
    Organiser of the expedition was Geraldine’s uncle, Mr Paul Delmer, journalist, traveller and businessman. Now Mr Delmer had decided to leave the expedition, although still remaining a shareholder, and to make his way with his family to Australia, where he hopes to settle.
    This news has been received by Geraldine’s parent, Mr and Mrs William Portus, of Bay View, Abbotsham, in a letter from Mr Delmer which offered the opportunity for Geraldine to accompany

    Read More

Login Form