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 Appledore Census 1841 - 1881

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

  • 14 Doctor Desmond Valentine retiring

    Appledore

  • 15 Appledore builds Dover tug

    First diesel powered tug the Dilgent built at Appledore

  • 16 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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