2 June 1950
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7 July 1950
Persistence usually brings its reward… as residents of Elmdale Terrace, Bideford, and its immediate neighbourhood can testify.
Built one-ended, the terrace opens on to the old Northam road. A stream bars the direct route to the Kingsley Road and bus stops. For those on the other side of the stream a visit to the sub-post office at Stanhope Terrace on the old Northam road meant a round-about journey.
But, through the persistence of residents and the work of 81 years old Mr Harry Verren, of 15 Elmdale Terrace, the obstacle of the
A glance at the top and bottom of the photograph illustrates the 'before and after' effect. It appears that just at that moment a shoe-shine was being given.
Gazette article dated 30 June 1950
The remains of the old toll cottage are on the other side of the bridge, which has a deceptive ‘hump’ as those motorists who have gone over it at a crisp speed have found out. The meadow scene looks peaceful in our picture but on occasions during the winter the arches are flecked with foam and the road flooded by a turbulent river Torridge.
Gazette article dated 23 June 1950…
But no bomb ‘winkled out’ this house – it has not yet been built.
Off the Northam Road, Bideford, Mr Arthur Beer has a site for four houses, but only three people with licences for houses to be built. Two of those three wanted end houses, hence the gap in the middle, a commentary on present day building regulations. The slats from the two houses bordering on the gap seem to be stretching out their hands in