Buckland BrewerA Selection of News Articles Related to Buckland Brewer

  • 1 A Postman's Pilgrimage

    All along the route of his pilgrimage to Buckland Brewer on Tuesday in the steps of Bideford's

  • 2 Five New Members For Buckland WI

    Five new membes, Mesdames J Hockin, L Blight, S Burt, and Misses M Sines and M Mantell, were

  • 3 Chosen For Great Britain

    Sarah Woolf of Goutisland, Buckland Brewer, has been chosen to ride for Great Britain at the European

  • 4 Eighty Eight Years

    Two Buckland Brewer brothers, Messrs Roy and Leonard Blight, are to receive long service agricultural

  • 5 Celebrating A Teaching Centenary

    Pupils of Buckland Brewer School turned back the clock by wearing Victorian style clothes to mark the day

  • 6 Rings The Bells That His Great Grandfather Cast

    Mr Paul Taylor of the famous firm of Loughborough bellfounders joined the ringers in the tower

  • 7 Non-stop programme

    28 January 1955

  • 8 Organised by the village Boys' Club

    Held in Mr Percy Heal's field

  • 9 Thespians

    17 January 1958

  • 10 David, John, Michael and Norman are successful

    6 November 1959

  • 11 Mr and Mrs Slee celebrate their golden wedding anniversary

    " February 1973

  • 12 World War 1

    19 March 1918

  • 13 Young Farmers' Club

    2 March 1973

  • 14 A busy weekend!

    9 March 1962

  • 15

    11 March 1955

  • 16 An April Fool's Joke in June?

    28 June 1963

  • 17 Buckland Brewer WI

    Miss D Barron gave members of Buckland Brewer W.I. an enjoyable evening showing interesting

  • 18 Max Factor demonstration

    1 August 1958

  • 19

    11 May 1918

  • 20

    10 March 1972

  • 21 Competitions At Buckland

    Games and charades formed the entertainment at the monthly meeting of Buckland Brewer W.I. as the scheduled film

  • A Postman's Pilgrimage

    All along the route of his pilgrimage to Buckland Brewer on Tuesday in the steps of Bideford's

    A Postman's Pilgrimage - 1975

     

    All along the route of his pilgrimage to Buckland Brewer on Tuesday in the steps of Bideford's 19th century postman-poet Edward Capern, postman Fred Fuzzens, of Windsor, was greeted by people coming out of their homes to shake his hand and wish him well. At Buckland, children from the village school specially assembled to greet him. Mr Fuzzens, who was wearing a postman's town uniform of the 1860s, read to them Capern's poem "The Rural Postman" and commented on some of the local references in it. Mr and Mrs Tom Boullier, of the sub-post office,

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  • Five New Members For Buckland WI

    Five new membes, Mesdames J Hockin, L Blight, S Burt, and Misses M Sines and M Mantell, were

    Five New Members For Buckland WI - 3rd March 1967

     

    Five new membes, Mesdames J Hockin, L Blight, S Burt, and Misses M Sines and M Mantell, were welcomed at the monthly meeting of Buckland Brewer W.I.
    Mr and Mrs Kemp showed slides on Europe and organised a quiz. They were thanked by Mrs Simpson.
    Mrs W Lawrence won the penny bag competition.
    Tea hostesses were Mesdames M Blight, W Stoneman, K Cornish, B Brown and C Ashton.

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  • Chosen For Great Britain

    Sarah Woolf of Goutisland, Buckland Brewer, has been chosen to ride for Great Britain at the European

    Chosen For Great Britain - 5th August 1977

     

    Sarah Woolf of Goutisland, Buckland Brewer, has been chosen to ride for Great Britain at the European junior three-day event championships to be held at Fontainbleu in France.
    Sarah, the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Gerald Woolf with be riding Mrs Heather Holgate's 'Dubonnet' which has already won when ridden by Mrs Holgate's daughter Virginia three years ago.
    Sarah is an Old Girl of Edgehill College.

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  • Eighty Eight Years

    Two Buckland Brewer brothers, Messrs Roy and Leonard Blight, are to receive long service agricultural

    Eighty Eight Years - 6th May 1977

     

    Two Buckland Brewer brothers, Messrs Roy and Leonard Blight, are to receive long service agricultural certificates and tankards at Devon County Show.
    Both are ringers at Buckland Parish Church, Roy being the Captain, and both play skittles. Roy, who is 60, lives at 1 Rolles Terrace, employed by Messrs F J Babb and Son, he has worked at Batsons for 47 years. Brother Leonard, two years's older, lives at Tower Hill and has worked for 41 years at Barton Farm where he is employed by Messrs G Heywood and Sons.
    A certificate and

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  • Celebrating A Teaching Centenary

    Pupils of Buckland Brewer School turned back the clock by wearing Victorian style clothes to mark the day

    Celebrating A Teaching Centenary - 7th April 1977

     

    Pupils of Buckland Brewer School turned back the clock by wearing Victorian style clothes to mark the day, exactly 100 years ago, when their school opened. Helen and Alison Wood were among the children who dressed up.
    A centenary exhibition was opened by Mr Michael Tunnicliffe and Mr Tom Cock presented the school with a special silver cup. In the evening the children entertained parents and other friends. Speakers were the Vicar, Rev Raymond Lucas, and the Methodist Minister, Rev P J Collingwood. Mrs E M Simpson has written an interesting booklet

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  • Rings The Bells That His Great Grandfather Cast

    Mr Paul Taylor of the famous firm of Loughborough bellfounders joined the ringers in the tower

    Rings The Bells That His Great Grandfather Re-Cast - 15th July 1977

    15.7.1977 Buckland Brewer bells
     

    Mr Paul Taylor of the famous firm of Loughborough bellfounders joined the ringers in the tower to ring the bells that were re-cast in the village foundry in 1825 by John Taylor, his great-grandfather. During the eight years he lived in Buckland, John Taylor cast over 100 bells at the Southwood Farm foundry.

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  • Non-stop programme

    28 January 1955

    A very successful New Year’s social, organised by the Buckland Brewer branch of the British Legion, was held on Saturday when members, their families and friends enjoyed a varied non-stop programme of games and dancing.

    28.1.1955 British Legion Buckland Brewer

    At the invitation of the branch, the evening’s entertainment was in the hands of Mr C C Prust, ably backed up by Mr and Mrs C Stone, of Appledore.
    Refreshments were in the capable hands of the Ladies’ Committee who also found time to enter into the party events.
    Those present included Mrs Eric Flint and the Rev H Allmark.
    Mr Harris (Chairman, Buckland Brewer

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  • Organised by the village Boys' Club

    Held in Mr Percy Heal's field

    Most of the villagers of Buckland Brewer turned out on Friday night to see a bonfire and fireworks display organised by the village Boys’ Club.

    Buckland bonfire 1958

    The display, the first of its kind held there, heralded Buckland Brewer’s celebration of National Boys’ Club Week.
    A part of the funds raised by clubs all over the country during the week goes to the Boys’ Club General Headquarters, the remainder going to the individual clubs.
    Friday’s gathering was held in Mr Percy Heal’s field. A 10 foot bonfire was lit. Members of the Buckland Club gathered material for the bonfire, some given by

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  • Thespians

    17 January 1958

    A scene from 'Christmas Coconut' one of the three one-act plays presented under the auspices of the Boys' Club at Buckland Brewer last week.

    1958 Buckland Brewer play

    In the photograph are: Ann Wilson, Michael Rowland, Frederick Babb, Marion Andrew and John Prance
    The full Gazette article is dated 17 January 1958

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  • David, John, Michael and Norman are successful

    6 November 1959

    All members of Buckland Brewer Young Farmers’ Club, the four brothers Poole between them took six awards at the Torridge Group of YFC’s annual ploughing match at Hankford, Bulkworthy, on Friday.

    1959 Buckland Brewer YFC


    David, who lives at Moorpark, Alwington, took first prize in the junior spar-making competition and third in the junior hydraulic ploughing.
    John, who lives with Michael and Norman, at Stretchacott Frithelstock, recorded a double first in the senior hydraulic ploughing and senior spar-making events. Michael and Norman took second places in the senior hydraulic ploughing and junior spar-making competitions respectively.
    Group members – Trailer ploughs – C Johns, Shebbear; C Bellew,

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  • Mr and Mrs Slee celebrate their golden wedding anniversary

    " February 1973

    When Mr and Mrs John Slee, of Highbury, Buckland Brewer, celebrated with a family gathering their golden wedding anniversary last week there were also present the two bridesmaids and the best man.

    2.2.1973 Slee Golden Wedding Buckland Brewer

    The bridesmaids were Mr Slee’s sister, Mrs Ivy Brimacombe, of Putford, and the bride’s cousin, Mrs Edna Sawle, of Westward Ho! The best man was Mr Slee’s brother Leslie, who farms Sedborough, Parkham.
    The wedding was at Kilkhampton, the bride being Miss Emily Elliott, who was born at Woolsery. Mr Slee was born at Bitworthy but grew up at Sedborough which his father farmed. On their wedding they

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  • World War 1

    19 March 1918

    The second social evening in aid of the Buckland Brewer Nursing Association was again on Wednesday last an unqualified success, the parish room, as on the first occasion, being crowded.

    19.3.1918 Buckland Brewer

    Highly diverting round games, songs, duets, etc. occupied the first part of the evening, the efficient vocalists being Mrs Rogers, Mrs Heale, Miss Fulford, Miss Steer, Miss Heale, Miss Yeo, Miss Smale, Capt Figgens, Mr C Hookway, Mr Tucker (Post Office), and Mr Ede. In her inimitable manner Miss Tucker gave an irresistible reading entitled ‘The Three Sillies’. After an interval for refreshments dancing was indulged in, the able pianists

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  • Young Farmers' Club

    2 March 1973

    Members of Buckland Brewer Young Farmers’ Club with the impressive array of trophies they have won.

    2.3.1973 Buckland Brewer YFC1

    Sitting at the table is club chairman Mrs Janet Brown and club secretary Mr Maurice Poole.
    The trophies are Kellog shield for most proficiency tests won in the Torridge groups; Viscount Amory cup for most silver and gold proficiency badges in the county; group cups for skittles, debating and the SWEB quiz; and individual cups for the members gaining most points in the group throughout the year – won by Miss Margaret Heywood and Mr Donald Harris.
    Gazette article dated 2 March 1973

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  • A busy weekend!

    9 March 1962

    Saturday night and Sunday morning really meant something for farmer Mr S J Brown, of East Hele, Buckland Brewer, and his family

    Sheep quads 9.3.1962

    During the night three of his ewes produced quads, but since they had been tied in with two lambs this was not discovered until the morning. That meant a busy day for Mrs Brown who spent much of the time wielding feeding bottles.
    Afterwards a neighbour took two of the lambs and two others were passed to foster parents, making their twins triplets.
    The flock is proving remarkably prolific, at least a dozen sets of triplets having been

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  • 11 March 1955

    First quads the flock has produced

    11.3.1955 quads Buckland Brewer

    These quadruplet lambs pictured with their Devon Closewool mother were born last week on the farm of Mr Reggie Poole, of Veilstone, Buckland Brewer, and none are more proud than Mr and Mrs Poole’s five children, who are only too eager to help with the bottle feeding of the lambs. The eldest of them, eight-years-old Frederick, is seen with his father.
    Despite the snow and bitter cold on this farm situated at the edge of Thornhillhead Moor, Mr Poole has had a very good lambing season and the quads are the first his flock

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  • An April Fool's Joke in June?

    28 June 1963

    When Pansy, a three year old Fresian heifer owned by Mr Tom Gill, of the Beeches, Buckland Brewer, showed a tendency to develop somewhat unladylike habits and failed to show, as she should have done, signs of approaching motherhood, Mr Gill consulted a veterinary surgeon.

    28.6.1963 heifer

    His diagnosis: she is changing her sex.
    Pansy still gives three gallons of milk daily, but her ‘moo’ is changing to a bellow and she tends to show more than a passing interest in the other members of the dairy herd.
    An AI heifer, she produced her first calf, a bull, normally.
    Says 50 year

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  • Buckland Brewer WI

    Miss D Barron gave members of Buckland Brewer W.I. an enjoyable evening showing interesting

    Buckland Brewer WI - 10th December 1971

     

    Miss D Barron gave members of Buckland Brewer W.I. an enjoyable evening showing interesting slides from Devon to Scotland. She was thanked by Mrs K Mitchell.
    The competition - photo of a pet - was judged by members of placing a coin on the photo of their choice. The results: 1. Mrs Fulford; 2, Mrs T Brown.
    A draw was held and the proceeds from the competition and the draw are being sent to the St John Ambulance Brigade, Bideford.
    A Christmas card was received from former member Mrs Kemp and her husband, who have

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  • Max Factor demonstration

    1 August 1958

    Buckland Brewer Women’s Institute had a very pleasant evening last week, being entertained by Miss Parker, of the Max Factor Co,. of London, who gave a demonstration on make-up.

    1.8.1958 Buckland Brewer WI

    Mrs Burt acted as model.
    Miss Parker also gave each member a chart with the description of make-up each should use. A vote of thanks was expressed by Mrs Brimacombe.
    In the competition – the best arrangement of flowers in a kitchen utensil – Mrs Harris and Miss S Adams, won the garden flowers section and Mesdames Mills and Stokes that for Wild Flowers.
    Mrs Allan was the tea hostess, assisted by Mrs

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  • 11 May 1918

    Buckland Brewer

    11.5.1918 Buckland Brewer wedding World War 1

    A very pretty wedding took place at the Wesleyan Church, Bideford, on April 25th, between Pte Thomas Moore of Looe, Cornwall, and Miss Florence Elsie Gay, of Buckland Brewer.

    The Rev E B Crocker officiated.

    The bridegroom is one of four sons who are all doing their bit for their country, two in France and one in Mesopotamia. The bridegroom himself is convalescent in England suffering from gas wounds received in France. Mr W Pearce acted as best man. The bride, who was given away by her father, was dressed in white silk, with pearl necklace, white silk hat

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  • 10 March 1972

    Women skittlers' enthusiasm for the game is matched by skill, as reflected in this gathering at Buckland Brewer alley, the venue for special competitions recently. 

    10.3.1972 skittles1

    In the picture league players watch as Hermione Dennis, from Halsbury Cottages, sends a ball speeding towards the pins. 

    10.3.1972 skittles

    Gazette article is dated 10 March 1972

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  • Competitions At Buckland

    Games and charades formed the entertainment at the monthly meeting of Buckland Brewer W.I. as the scheduled film

    Competitions At Buckland - 31st March 1967

     

    Games and charades formed the entertainment at the monthly meeting of Buckland Brewer W.I. as the scheduled film show could not take place.
    Winners of the previous month's competition were Mrs T Brown, Mrs S Brown. The March competition was won by Mrs H Ashton and Miss Brenda Brown. There was a large number of entries for the competition for the best narcissi produced from three bulbs, the winners being Mrs M Andrew, Mesdames T Cock and S Brown.
    A draw for a tin of biscuits, given by Mrs Brimacombe, was won by

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