AppledoreA Selection of News Articles Related to Appledore

  • 1 Appledore Youth Sports Club, 1968

    Uplifting achievements in the Gazette on 16 February 1968! This picture shows

  • 2 Wedding of John Powe, 1968

    George Powe was best man at his twin brother’s wedding in 1968

  • 3 Sharp Shooter with Dart as well as Ball

    This year's individual champion of the Appledore Darts League is Appledore A.F.C.s

  • 4 Appledore Regatta Queen - 1954

    Appledore is to have a Barnstaple girl - 18 years old Syliva Passmore - as Regatta Queen this year

  • 5 Appledore baptisms 1844 - 1891

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  • 6 Appledore Marriages Aug 1920 - Mar 1934

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  • 7 Sir Willie Reardon-Smith's ashes scattered at sea

  • 8 Rev Donald Peyton Jones leaves Appledore

    Will be based in the Port of Plymouth

  • 9 Singer Escapes in car crash

    Brian Tilke local pop singer

  • 10 Miss Hester Saunders is Carnival Queen

    supported by attendants

  • 11 Marriage at St Mary's Church, Appledore

    1964

  • 12 A new type of craft

    1972

  • 13 Captain Philip Hutchings of Appledore dies

    1962

  • 14 Appledore Census 1841 - 1881

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  • 15 Yvonne Steinmann and Jennyfer Crommelin (nee Durnford Slater) write to the Gazette

    1962

  • 16 Celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary during the voyage

    Appledore

  • 17 Lady Cecilia

    1965

  • 18 Narrow vote

    2 October 1959

  • 19 Mr Michael Bowden praised

    3 November 1972

  • 20 Doctor Desmond Valentine retiring

    Appledore

  • 21 Two Mr Tiffens at train station

    20 October 1972

  • 22 Captain William J Harris

    10 November 1950

  • 23 Appledore builds Dover tug

    First diesel powered tug the Dilgent built at Appledore

  • 24 Residents annoyed

    1 December 1967

  • 25 Flying Officer John Lamey

    10 December 1954

  • 26 One of The Pleasure Men

    5 January 1973

  • 27 Rev D L Peyton Jones

    30 March 1973

  • 28 Voyages on Winston Churchill and Malcolm Miller

    27 February 1976

  • 29 Miss Margaret Ross is the knitter

    2 February 1951

  • 30 Zaberdast

    19 February 1965

  • 31 Bristol, London, then Appledore

    24 March 1972

  • 32 Prestwick and George V

    1 April 1955

  • 33 First trip will be to Australia

    3 April 1959

  • 34 Sailing to Seattle

    10 March 1972

  • 35 Self reliant

    1 March 1963

  • 36 Football challenge

    19 May 1972

  • 37 Appledore AFC

    9 May 1958

  • 38 An attraction at Appledore

    23 June 1972

  • 39 Crowned by Mr Boyles

    4 July 1958

  • 40

    11 May 1918

  • 41 'A shoe horn task'

    21 July 1961

  • 42 Sang a sea shanty

    3 August 1957

  • 43 Bells recast

    2 November 1962

  • 44

    13 July 1918

  • 45 Special efforts to be made for 300th year

    1 December 1961

  • 46 Leon Richards to stand for election

    "Whiskers" Richards will stand for election in Appledore

  • Appledore Youth Sports Club, 1968

    Uplifting achievements in the Gazette on 16 February 1968! This picture shows

    Appledore Youth Sports Club - February 1968

    Appledore Youth Sports Club
     

    Uplifting achievements in the Gazette on 16 February 1968! This picture shows Arthur Fisher (back) from Appledore Youth Sports Club, and Leonard Found, Philip Piper and Vernon Keens from Bideford Physical Culture Club who were taking part in the Devon and Somerset National Association of Boys’ Club weight-lifting championships at Taunton.

     

     

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  • Wedding of John Powe, 1968

    George Powe was best man at his twin brother’s wedding in 1968

    Wedding of John Powe & Maureen Hosegood - March 1968

     

    George Powe was best man at his twin brother’s wedding in 1968 and the bride’s cousins Cynthia and Daphne Lamey were bridesmaids.
    John Powe of Appledore and Maureen Hosegood, from Bideford, were married by Reverend T Derwent Davies in St Mary’s Church, Bideford. Fellow rowers from Bideford Amateur Athletic Club formed a guard of honour for the bride and groom who had their reception at the Moose Hall, Bideford, and then travelled to Wales for a honeymoon.

     
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  • Sharp Shooter with Dart as well as Ball

    This year's individual champion of the Appledore Darts League is Appledore A.F.C.s

    Sharp Shooter with Dart as well as Ball

     

    This year's individual champion of the Appledore Darts League is Appledore A.F.C.s leading goal-scorer, Bobbie Bailey. In the final held at the Appledore Hall on Friday evening, he defeated last year's winner, Herbie Smale, by the odd leg of three.
    Bailey won his place in the final by defeating his team-mate, Briian Jenkins, by two games to one. In the other semi-final Smale knocked out E. Kitto by the same margin.
    Two Abbotsham players put up a strong challenge in the pairs competition but were beaten in the final. Here again

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  • Appledore Regatta Queen - 1954

    Appledore is to have a Barnstaple girl - 18 years old Syliva Passmore - as Regatta Queen this year

    Appledore Regatta Queen - 11th June 1954

     

    Appledore is to have a Barnstaple girl - 18 years old Syliva Passmore - as Regatta Queen this year.
    Sylvia, who is a clerk in a Barnstaple caol merchant's office, is one of twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Passmore. 83, Pottington Road, Barnstaple. She was chosen from 32 competitors for the honour of Regatta Queen at a largely attended dance at the Appledore Hall on Friday evening by three judges - Mr and Mrs A J Bowyer (Appledore) and Mrs K Prust (Bideford).
    Chosen as her four attendants were June Pike, aged 15, of the

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  • Appledore baptisms 1844 - 1891

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    This book contains a list of Baptisms in Appledore between 1844 and 1891. Use the "Search" feature at the bottom of the book to look for a particular entry

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  • Appledore Marriages Aug 1920 - Mar 1934

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    This book contains a list of Marriages in Appledore between August 1920 and March 1934. Use the "Search" feature at the top of the book to look for a particular entry

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  • Sir Willie Reardon-Smith's ashes scattered at sea

    The Late Sir W Reardon-Smith

    Sir W Reardon Smith

    As was briefly reporting in our last issue, the ashes of Sir Willie Reardon-Smith, one of Britain’s leading ship owners and a benefactor of his native Appledore, were scattered on December 14th in the sea off the Bar Buoy, in accordance with his wish. The ashes were conveyed to the Buoy, in a strong north-east wind, by Appledore lifeboat, the Violet Armstrong, under Coxswain S Cann, which left from the Quay.
    Mr C H Ash, secretary on behalf of the Appledore branch of the RNLI met the funeral party.
    The service, which was a shortened form

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  • Rev Donald Peyton Jones leaves Appledore

    Will be based in the Port of Plymouth

    Conducting his final services as Vicar of Appledore next weekend, the Rev Donald Peyton Jones has issued a special invitation not only to regular worshippers, but to all have been married, confirmed or baptised there during his five year ministry.

    1978 Peyton Jones

    Guest speaker at a harvest thanksgiving next Friday will be Bishop Wilfred Westall, now retired, who installed Mr Peyton Jones as Appledore’s Vicar.
    Mr Peyton Jones begins work as honorary chaplain to the Mission for Seamen in the Port of Plymouth on October 1. He believes that at 65 he has been called to work among seamen and also that

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  • Singer Escapes in car crash

    Brian Tilke local pop singer

    Singer Escapes in Car CrashPop singer Brian Tilke unhurt in crash 1965

    Former local pop singer with the band "Mystery Men" Brian Tilke escaped injury when his Ford Zodiac crashed into a farm building at Tucking Mill on 5th February 1965.

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  • Miss Hester Saunders is Carnival Queen

    supported by attendants

    Heading Tomorrow’s Carnival 

    1955 Appledore Carnival Saunders

    Appledore Carnival takes place tomorrow (Saturday) evening and presiding over it will be the Carnival Queen – Miss Hester Saunders – seen here with her attendants. Standing at the back are Misses Eunice Sims and Elizabeth Branch, and in front, Misses Rosalie Martin and Jeanette Tuckers.
    Miss Branch was chosen as Miss Appledore at a dance at Instow to elect representatives from the district for the honour of competing for the title of Barnstaple Carnival Queen.

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  • Marriage at St Mary's Church, Appledore

    1964

    The bridgegroom’s brother flew home from Barbadoes, West Indies to be best man 

    1964 Bragg Lamey wedding

    at the wedding at St Mary’s Church, Appledore, on Thursday of last week of Mr James Hubert Reginald Bradd, elder son of Mrs E M Bragg and the late Mr J R W Bragg, of High Street, Charmouth, Dorset, and Miss Rosemary Eileen Lamey, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs A T Lamey, of The Quay Pharmacy, Appledore. 

    After attending Edgehill College, the bride went on to the school of Pharmacy at Plymouth College of Technology and qualified as MPS and now working with Messrs Timothy Whites. The

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  • A new type of craft

    1972

    Flat out - the inshore rescue boat now on evaluation tests at Appledore.

    1972 Inshore rescue


    A new type of craft, she is not hitting top speed again after a fortnight's delay during which a new engine was fitted. Onen idea of the trials is to familiarise local lifeboat crewmen with such craft which, many experts believe, could do much to fill a gap in local rescue services when the helicopter flight departs on the closure of RAF Chivenor.

    1972 Inshore rescue

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  • Captain Philip Hutchings of Appledore dies

    1962

    Appledore’s oldest male inhabitant, Capt Philip Hutchings, died in the Torridge Hospital, Bideford, on Sunday. He was 91.

    1962 Capt Philip Hutchings death

    Capt Hutchings, who was closely associated with the sea almost throughout his life, lived at 13 Hill Cliff Terrace. He first went to sea at the age of 12 with his father in the Amity. For the next 12 years he was in the coasting trade, but then he decided ‘to go deep water to see some of the world’.
    His career might have ended soon after for in a gale in the Bay of Biscay he went aloft to reef the

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  • Appledore Census 1841 - 1881

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    This book contains a Census taken in Appledore between 1841 and 1881. Use the "Search" feature at the top of the book to look for a particular entry

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  • Yvonne Steinmann and Jennyfer Crommelin (nee Durnford Slater) write to the Gazette

    1962

    Sir, As reported in your paper a fortnight ago, a Demolition Order has been confirmed on 1 and 1a One End Street, Appledore, despite an offer to restore this property to the Council Surveyor's requirements.

    4.5.1962 save Appledore house

    Sir - I am more than sorry to hear of the proposed demolition of the fine old house on the corner of One End Street, Appledore. As a member of a family which has lived in this district for many generations and has always cared deeply for the character of this particular town, I feel that I must add my protest. My late uncle, Admiral Franklin, had a great affection for

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  • Celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary during the voyage

    Appledore

    Twelve months after slipping out of the Torridge estuary at the start of an 8,500 mile voyage, Mr and Mrs Jeffrey Clarkson, of the Gaiety, Appledore, have reached Seattle, their destination on the west coast of America.

    1972 Clarkson's reach America

    During their trip the Clarksons, who are members of the North Devon Yacht Club, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.
    The couple set out last September in their 30ft sloop Pile Cap and experienced all types of conditions en route.
    During their long trip the Clarksons have been maintaining contact with Yacht Club members in letters sent to Mr Alex Provan, of Yelland.

    1972 Clarkson

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  • Lady Cecilia

    1965

    Fourth vessel built there for Grimsby firm.

    1965 Appledore ship launch Lady Cecilia

    Just four months after her keel was laid, a new river and ocean going tug was launched on Thursday week at the yards of Appledore Shipbuilders Ltd. She was christened Lady Cecilia by Mrs M Parkes, wife of Mr Basil Parkes, former Sheriff of Hull, and one of the leading trawler and tug owners in the country.
    The vessel is being built for the Grimsby towage and salvage firm of Messrs Piggott and is the second Lady Cecilia to be constructed for the company at the Appledore yards. The first launched some years ago

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  • Narrow vote

    2 October 1959

    A proposal by the County's Chief Fire Officer to close down Appledore Fire Station was defeated by a narrow margin at meeting of the County Fire Brigade Committee.

    2.10.1959 Appledore Fire Station

    The proposal was part of a larger scheme to cut down on the number of retained - part time - firemen and to increase the number of full time men. In his report the Chief Fire Officer said the average number of calls at Appledore over the past five years was 15. He recommended the area covered by Appledore should be taken over by Bideford.

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  • Mr Michael Bowden praised

    3 November 1972

    The work of one of the crew of the Appledore lifeboat which this week towed a 45ft long former trawler to safety has been praised by the branch secretary, Mr Ivor Wickersham.

    1972 Appledore lifeboat rescue

    The lifeboat was called out by Hartland coastguards on Sunday after the vessel had been observed in distress near the Fairway buoy.
    On board the vessel, the Dorothy, was her new owner, Mr W Lewis of Ramsgate, and his two sons, Clifford and Colin. They had left Appledore earlier the same day on the first leg of a trip to Ramsgate but the adverse weather conditions persuaded them

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  • Doctor Desmond Valentine retiring

    Appledore

    At the end of this month, after 34 years in practice at Appledore, Dr Desmond S Valentine is retiring.

    13 March 1964 Desmond Valentine

    Intimation was given in last week’s issue of plans for patients and other friends to show their appreciation of his long, loyal service in a practical way.

    In his retirement he and his wife will continue to live at Rock House on the corner of the Quay and where, 50 yards away, his motor yacht Little Bittern lays at her moorings. Fishing and sailing have been ‘Dr Desmond’s’ lifelong hobbies, as befits a son of Appledore, and his knowledge of the

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  • Two Mr Tiffens at train station

    20 October 1972

    ‘Will Mr Tiffen of Appledore please come to the inquiry desk – there is a message for him’ said the loudspeaker announcement at Exeter railway station.

    1972 Tiffen

    But when Mr George Tiffen, a taxi driver, of Sunnyside, Appledore, who was waiting for a train to arrive, made his way there he found another man in front of him.
    ‘I’m Mr Tiffen of Appledore’ said the man. ‘Excuse me’ said the second Mr Tiffen, ‘but I’m Mr Tiffen of Appledore’.
    To both men’s amazement they discovered that while one came from Appledore, Devon, the other came from Appledore, Kent. They found out that

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  • Captain William J Harris

    10 November 1950

    Capt William J Harris OBE of ‘Fernlea’, Appledore, Commodore of Sir William Reardon Smith’s fleet of cargo vessels, is shortly to take command of the new ship which was to be manned by eight British officers and by the forty Lascar seamen who were killed in the recent Alpine air crash.

    1950 Capt William J Harris

    Capt Harris is the eldest son of Mr John Lang Harris and the late Mrs Harris, of Highfield, Appledore.
    During the war, Capt Harris was awarded the OBE for ‘good service on the ss New Westminster City when in action with the enemy’ at Murmansk. Five other members of

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  • Appledore builds Dover tug

    First diesel powered tug the Dilgent built at Appledore

    Appledore builds Dover tug

     

    1957 Appledore Diligent Tug

    First diesel powered tug the Dover Harbour Board has ever purchased was launched from the Appledore shipyard of Messrs P K Harris and Sons early on Tuesday morning.  The Board's present tugs are powered by steam.

    Built on the now familiar hydroconic design, the tug is the first of a contract of two to be built to the order of the Board.  A passenger tender for the Board is at present also undergoing final fitting-out at the shipyard.

    The tug, which is 100 feet in length with a 25 foot beam, has twin screws and

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  • Residents annoyed

    1 December 1967

    Residents of Hillcliff Terrace, Appledore, are reported to be annoyed because they claim that a new street sign ‘Irsha Street’ put up in the vicinity threatens their ‘independent existence’ and is likely to lead to confusion.

    1967 Appledore

    One of them told the Gazette they were contemplating sending a petition to Northam Urban Council about it. The attention of the Council officials, he said, had been drawn to the matter when the sign was being erected, but nothing had been done to alter it. In both the Ordnance Survey and the Electors’ List Hillcliff Terrace, which has a dozen houses, was mentioned

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  • Flying Officer John Lamey

    10 December 1954

    Rescued Man After Explosion

    10.12.1954 William Lamey

    Flying Officer John Henry William Lamey, of Appledore, has been elected a member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), it was announced in the London Gazette of November 30th, for rescuing an unconscious engineman lying in burning oil after an explosion in the stand-by power house.
    F/O Lamey, son of the late Mr and Mrs J H Lamey, of Newquay Street, Appledore, is an Old Boy of Bideford Grammar School. He is serving at No. 16 Maintenance Unit, RAF Stafford.
    He married Miss Sheila Mary Barker, of Stone, Staffs, in 1947, and now lives

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  • One of The Pleasure Men

    5 January 1973

    Prized place in the picture and cuttings book of Appledore Michael Roberts is a photograph which shows him in party mood with England soccer stars Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst.

    1973 Michael Roberts Appledore

    It is one of the many tangible memories he has of what will be for him an unforgettable period of his life when he was lead singer for a group which played to big crowds in Brighton and London.
    Now Michael, who is married with three young daughters, is back working in the shipyard at Appledore, his career as a professional singer over. ‘But it was good while it lasted’

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  • Rev D L Peyton Jones

    30 March 1973

    St Mary’s Church, Appledore, was filled to overflowing on Saturday afternoon when the Rev D L Peyton Jones was instituted as Vicar of Appledore by the Bishop of Crediton, Rt Rev Wilfred Westall, who also gave the address.

    1973 Peyton Jones

    The Archdeacon of Barnstaple, the Ven R G Herniman, took part in the induction ceremony.
    Among the congregation was a large contingent from the new Vicar’s former parish of Salcombe Regis, and representatives of a wide range of Appledore and district interests. These included members and officials of Northam Urban Council led by the chairman, Mr John Smith; the chairman of Appledore

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  • Voyages on Winston Churchill and Malcolm Miller

    27 February 1976

    Four local teenagers are due this year to make what will be a trip of a lifetime, thanks to the efforts of the Vicar of Appledore, Rev Donald Peyton Jones.

    27.2.1976 sea trip for 4 teenagers

    After seeing films he had shown on the work of the Sail Training Association, they are due to take voyages on the ‘Winston Churchill’ and ‘Malcolm Miller’.
    Stephen Dymond, of 14 Yeo Drive, Appledore, and Julius Parker, a pupil of Grenville College, Bideford, will be sailing on the ‘Winston Churchill’ when she sails out of Plymouth Sound on May 2nd bound for Lisbon in the Tall Ships race. They will

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  • Miss Margaret Ross is the knitter

    2 February 1951

    At the annual meetings of the Devonshire Association in 1948, an Appledore jersey was shown amongst examples of arts and crafts of this old seaport writes Mr Vernon C Boyle.

    2.2.1951 Appledore crafts

    It was much admired and it transpired that in other ports the knitting of such jerseys has almost died out. Miss Margaret Ross, 5 Ibex Court, West Appledore, knitted this jersey, and again it was on show at the ‘made in Devon’ Exhibition in Dartington Hall, 1950, when a representative of the Arts Council of Great Britain would have liked to take it away to be sent about the world

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  • Zaberdast

    19 February 1965

    Named on Monday at Appledore shipyards was one of the biggest tugs ever to be built there.

    19.2.1965 Appledore Shipyards

    She is the 330-ton Zaberdast which will operate in the Persian Gulf for BP Clyde Tankers Ltd. She is due to be completed in May and will then go straight to her area of operation. Work on a sister ship is to begin soon at the yard, announced a spokesman for Appeldore Shipbuilders Ltd. This should be ready for launching in the autumn. The 1,500hp Zaberdast is 130 feet long and had a 31 feet beam. Accommodation has been provided for a captain, three European officers,

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  • Bristol, London, then Appledore

    24 March 1972

    Four newspaper editors from the Arab Republic of Egypt toured Appledore Shipbuilders' covered yard on Wednesday during a 10 day visit to this country arranged by the Central Office of Information on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

    24.3.1972 Egyptian visitors Appledore

    On Tuesday they were shown Concorde at Bristol and yesterday they were at the House of Commons. The party spent Tuesday night at the Durrant House Hotel as guests of Appledore Shipbuilders Ltd.
    Gazette article dated 24 March 1972

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  • Prestwick and George V

    1 April 1955

    These Appledore built tugs, ‘Prestwick’ and ‘George V’ were ‘on inspection’ at Tower Pier, London, last week, together with a smaller tug, the ‘Dart’ built for exclusive use on the Thames.

    1.4.1955 Appledore tugs

    Behind can be seen the famous landmark, the Tower of London. Up to 100 tug owners from leading British and some Continental ports, came to appraise the new design of these vessels, and Mr Gordon Harris, director and manager of  Messrs P K Harris and Sons, Appledore, told the Bideford Gazette he hoped to have good news shortly of further orders as a result of this inspired touch of

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  • First trip will be to Australia

    3 April 1959

    Fifteen year old John Screech, who a few months ago joined the British Sailors’ Society Prince of Wales sea training school at Dover, came back to his home at One End Street, Appledore, on leave at Easter, a proud and happy youth. 

    3 April 1959 John Screech

    Proud because he is the first one of his age to take and pass the school’s Quartermaster examination for 12 years. He also has his signal badge and has been appointed as one of the Guard of Honour to escort VIPs at the Society’s annual meeting at the Mansion House, London, next month. One of the first things John

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  • Sailing to Seattle

    10 March 1972

    Mr and Mrs Jeffery Clarkson, whose home is at The Gaiety, Irsha Street, Appledore, recently reached Barbados after having taken 29 days to complete the 2,760 miles Atlantic crossing in their 30ft sloop Pile Cap.

    10.3.1972 appledore couple

    In a message to Mr Alec Proven, the steward at the North Devon Yacht Club, of which the Clarksons are members and where their progress is being mapped, they explain they took it easy on the crossing.
    The Clarksons, who spent Christmas at Lanzarote in the Canaries, plan to sail across the Caribbean to Panama via Curacao before continuing their voyage to Seattle.
    Gazette article

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  • Self reliant

    1 March 1963

    It was in December 1939, after 45 years in the Merchant Navy, that Mr Dick Hocking, 47 Market Street, Appledore, stepped ashore for the last time.

    1.3.1963 works at craft1

    But even now, at 81, his life is largely governed by the rules of self reliance he learned long ago. He lives alone, cooks his own meals, does his own washing and keeps his home ‘shipshape and Bristol fashion’. So much so that Mrs Jessie Lamey, one of his two daughters, he also has four sons, says that there is never any work for her to do. 

    Even Mr Hocking’s hobby is a craft that he

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  • Football challenge

    19 May 1972

    Skipper Mike Lloyd laces his boots before he and his Appledore Primary School team take the field for one of their important games of the season – against their mothers.

    19.5.1972 Appledore Primary football1

    Challengers were the mums – after the fathers had been beaten. The school again won – by 3-1.
    Gazette article dated 19 May 1972

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  • Appledore AFC

    9 May 1958

    Although the club reached the closing stages of half-a-dozen cup competitions, Appledore AFC have ended their season with only one trophy, the North Devon Senior League Championship cup.

    9.5.1958 Appledore football


    Appledore Seniors – champions for the sixth time since the war. J Curtis, Sid Cox, Stan Edwards, Bob Hocking, Ronnie Cook, Cyril Moyse, Roy Drew, Alan Smith, Bobby Bailey, Gerald Cornish, Des Bennett, Dai Jones, Doug Bale.
    Full Gazette article dated 9 May 1958

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  • An attraction at Appledore

    23 June 1972

    Local people and holiday visitors to the area interested in seeing for themselves what progress is being made on the building of a £250,000 replica of Drake’s famous vessel Golden Hinde at an Appledore yard will in future have to pay for the privilege.

    23.6.1972 Golden Hinde

    Drake’s 100ft long vessel is now nearing the halfway stage of construction at Messrs J Hinks and Son’s yard where the Hudson Bay Company’s replica of the Nonsuch was built a few years ago.
    It was planned to take the vessel to various ports along the South Coast before mooring her for three months in the

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  • Crowned by Mr Boyles

    4 July 1958

    A glove factory worker, Miss Margaret Rendle – she’s 16 today – was chosen as Appledore’s Carnival Queen at a largely attended dance held at the Appledore Hall on Friday evening.

    4.7.1958 Appledore Carnival1

    Margaret, who lives at 9 Myra Court, Appledore, was an attendant at last year’s Carnival.
    Chosen as attendants were: Hilary Payne, a glove worker, 17 South Road, Appledore; Margaret Mounce, a laundry worker, 33 Western Avenue, Appledore; Hester Saunders, a clerk, 10 One End Street, Appledore; and Rosalie Martin, a window dresser, Holt Cottage, Appledore.
    Four visitors from the Westward Ho! Holiday Centre acted as judges. They were Mr and Mrs

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  • 11 May 1918

    Appledore

    11.5.1918 Appledore World War 1

    Pnr S Richards, RE, of Appledore, is officially reported wounded. 

    Salmon fishing has up to the present been very quiet in the harbour, and there is nothing like the usual number of boats out this year. 

    We are to contradict the report that Private R E (Bobby) Bailey, only son of Mr and Mrs T R Bailey, of 4 Meeting Street, Appledore, is a prisoner of war. The only official information that has been received by his parents is that he has been missing since March 23rd last. It is hoped they will soon hear of his safety. 

    At

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  • 'A shoe horn task'

    21 July 1961

    Will cost nearly half-a-million pounds

    21.7.1961 Appledore ship

    A twin-screw diesel-electric ice breaker for the Polish Government, to be built at the Appledore shipyard of P K Harris and Sons Ltd, is believed to the first ice-breaker to be built in the United Kingdom for the past 20 or 30 years.
    The order was secured in the face of intense European competition by Seawork Ltd, who control P K Harris and Sons, and the cost of the vessel, was said by a spokesman of the firm to be ‘approaching half a million pounds’.
    This will be the second vessel built at Appledore for

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  • Sang a sea shanty

    3 August 1957

    Sunlight and Sea

    3.8.1937 Appledore Master Mariner broadcast

    At the invitation of the BBC through the West Regional Director, Mr Francis Dillon, Capt T Hutchings, of Sundale, Odun Road, Appledore, took part in a broadcast from the West Regional Station on Sunday last week.
    The programme which was the third in a series entitled ‘Sunlight and Sea’, a tour of the romantic coasts of Devon and Cornwall, and was relayed through all the Regional Stations.
    Capt Hutchings recounted a thrilling personal experience in Bideford Bay during rough and thick weather, and also sang a sea shanty, ‘Blow, my bonnie boys, blow’. The programme was well

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  • Bells recast

    2 November 1962

    Rededication of Appledore Church's re-cast bells will take place on November 18th.

    Appledores bells recast

    Here the Vicar, Rev R C Dixon, points out the inscription on the Unity bell - "I ring that we all may be one' - to the Rev Donald Cox, of the Seamen's Mission, and to the churchwardens Mr Reg Harris and Mr Tom Parsons.
    The Gazette article is dated 2 November 1962

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  • 13 July 1918

    Appledore

    13.7.1918 Appledore

    The Tomouth Estate, East Appledore, consisting of three cottages and 12 acres, has been sold at auction by Mr A W Cock, of Bideford, to Mr T Fulford, for £3,000.
    Messrs Hole, Seldon and Ward Bideford were the solicitors for the vendors, the Charity Commissioners.
    Gazette article dated 13 July 1918

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  • Special efforts to be made for 300th year

    1 December 1961

    Appledore Congregational Church entered its 300th year last week.

    1.12.1961 Appledore Congregationalists

    To mark this great event, the small band of church members are going all out to raise £1 for every year of the church’s existence to help with the proposed redecorating of the whole premises. Feature of the 299th anniversary service was the dedication of a number of choir gowns by the Minister, the Rev Alfred Grey. These gowns will be distributed to the junior choir, numbering about 12.
    On Wednesday of last week a sale of work was held in the schoolroom. It was opened by Mr C R J

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  • Leon Richards to stand for election

    "Whiskers" Richards will stand for election in Appledore

    Mechanic "Whiskers" to stand for election 19592.1.1959 Mr Leon Richards

    Appledore Lifeboat mechanic Leon Richards better known as "Whiskers" said that he will stand in the Appledore ward.  He thinks that because he was not identified by his nickname in the Northam election recently this may have led to his defeat.

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