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  • 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 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

    Search through the "flip book" for the information you require

    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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  • 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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