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  • 1 Bideford Gloves - 1971

    The Worshipful Company of Glovers, one of the ancient guilds of London

  • 2 Wynne Olley Success - 1962

    Young hairstylists from the salons of Mrs Wynne Olley, of Bideford, Barnstaple, Torrington and Winkleigh

  • 3 Sudbury Glove Factory For Sale - 1937

    The old established glove manufacturing business of F A Sudbury Limited.

  • 4 A presentation to Bideford from Rola Ltd

    A tribute to the contribution made

  • 5 Sudbury Glove Factory Opens - 1947

    The new Appledore Glove Works at New Quay will be officially opened by the Chairman of the Northam

  • 6 Torrington Glass Factory -1970

    On Saturday, at Dartington Glass Factory, Torrington, which has many Swedes on its staff

  • 7 1947 and glove employees go cruising down the river

    annual outing surpassed all their previous outings and parties

  • 8 Mr D Garland Funeral - 1965

    The funeral took place at St Mary's Church, Bideford, of Mr Desmond Harold Garland of 6 New Street

  • 9 Arnold

    14 December 1937

  • 10 Braddicks

    14 December 1937

  • 11 Coles & Lee

    14 December 1937

  • 12 The Blue Bird

    14 December 1937

  • 13 World War 1

    5 March 1918

  • 14 World War 1

    2 March 1918

  • 15 World War 1

    9 March 1918

  • 16 World War 1

    12 March 1918

  • 17 The freshest

    12 July 1968

  • 18 Trumps Ltd

    31 July 1964

  • 19 World War 1

    26 March 1918

  • 20 Police escort needed

    28 August 1964

  • 21 W E Gloves Ltd

    20 July 1951

  • 22 Insurance including Zeppelin risks - 1917

    Advert for cover including Zeppelin risks during world war one

  • 23 SOS Body Shield - 1918

    Advert for body armour that will allegedly protect a soldier on the battlefield

  • Bideford Gloves - 1971

    The Worshipful Company of Glovers, one of the ancient guilds of London

    Bideford Gloves - 15th January 1971

    15 January 1971 Bideford gloves
     

    Bideford Gloves for London's Lady Mayoress

    The Worshipful Company of Glovers, one of the ancient guilds of London, who each year present gloves for use by the Lady Mayoress of the capital, have asked Sudbury's Gloves, of Bideford, to supply the fabric gloves this year.
    Mr Ray Sawtell, a director of the company, said they were delighted to have been chosen for the work.

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  • Wynne Olley Success - 1962

    Young hairstylists from the salons of Mrs Wynne Olley, of Bideford, Barnstaple, Torrington and Winkleigh

    Wynne Olley Success - 12th September 1962

     

    Their Crowning Glory Successes

    Young hairstylists from the salons of Mrs Wynne Olley, of Bideford, Barnstaple, Torrington and Winkleigh, recorded their finest achievement yet at the women's section of the south-west area hair-styling competition at Taunton. Five girls between them took first and second places in all three classes for women's hairdressing.
    They were Miss Nancy Stacey (18) of Barnstaple and formely of Torrington, Miss Rosemay Short (21) of Bideford, Mrs Bernice Weeks (25) of St Giles and who works at the Torrington salon, and apprentices Miss Ella Cox (17) of Bideford and

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  • Sudbury Glove Factory For Sale - 1937

    The old established glove manufacturing business of F A Sudbury Limited.

    Sudbury Glove Factory For Sale - 16th February 1937

    Sudbury Glove Factory for sale
     

    For Sale As A Going Concern

    The old established glove manufacturing business of F A Sudbury Limited.
    The assets consist of Factory at Silver Street, Bideford. Also four freehold cottages - Silver Street, Bideford

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  • A presentation to Bideford from Rola Ltd

    A tribute to the contribution made

    To mark the firm’s wartime association with Bideford, a cabinet containing specimens of three types of aircraft pumps manufactured by them at Bideford and a handsomely bound album telling in pictorial form the story of the activities concerned were presented to the town by the British Rola Ltd on Friday.

    1 January 1946 Rola Ltd


    The presentation took place in the Council Chamber, the civic gathering also including representatives of the Services, other local industries, trade and organisations.
    Speeches at the ceremony and at the luncheon to which the gathering was subsequently invited at the invitation of Mr C R Andersen (chairman) and other directors,

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  • Sudbury Glove Factory Opens - 1947

    The new Appledore Glove Works at New Quay will be officially opened by the Chairman of the Northam

    Sudbury Glove Factory Opens - 18th February 1947

     

    Appledore Glove Works

    The new Appledore Glove Works at New Quay will be officially opened by the Chairman of the Northam U.D.C on Wednesday 26 February 1947 at 12.30pm.

    The premises will be thrown open for inspection by prospective employees on the evnings of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 26th, 27th and 28th Ferbruary, from 6.30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and interviews with the management can then take place. Light refreshments will be served and samples of the goods to be produced at the works will be on view.

    EXPERIENCED GLOVE MAKERS FOR

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  • Torrington Glass Factory -1970

    On Saturday, at Dartington Glass Factory, Torrington, which has many Swedes on its staff

    Torrington Glass Factory - 18th September 1970

     

    Festival of Light at Glass Factory

    On Saturday, at Dartington Glass Factory, Torrington, which has many Swedes on its staff, the Swedish festival of St Lucia was celebrated.
    Many local people joined the factory staff including the Mayor and Mayoress of Torrington (Mr and Mrs W Cockram). It was held in the factory's large blowing room.
    The festival is held in honour of St. Lucia, who is to the Swees the symbol of light during the darkest time of the year. Swedish workers chose a 19-year-old Torrington girl, Mrs Jean Baglow, as their

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  • 1947 and glove employees go cruising down the river

    annual outing surpassed all their previous outings and parties

    July 19th is a date that will definitely not be forgotten by the employees of James Tapscott and Sons Ltd, for it brought their annual outing, which surpassed even all their previous outings and parties.

    1947 Glove employees go down the river

    Four Southern National coaches left Bideford Quay at 7.30am with the Bideford employees and proceeded to Torrington where the main party were all waiting. Everyone helped to take aboard the refreshments for the journey, the final start being made just after 8 o’clock, Proceeding through Hatherleigh, Okehampton, Moreton Hampstead to Bovey Tracey, where a short stop was made for light refreshments, the party then continued

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  • Mr D Garland Funeral - 1965

    The funeral took place at St Mary's Church, Bideford, of Mr Desmond Harold Garland of 6 New Street

    Mr D Garland Funeral - 19th March 1965

     

    30 Years At Glove Factory

    The funeral took place at St Mary's Church, Bideford, of Mr Desmond Harold Garland of 6 New Street, Bideford who was employed at Sudbury's glove factory for 30 years.
    The Rev. P Colebrook, officiated and the organist, Mr J R Trigger accompanied the hymns.
    Immediate mourners were; the widow; Mis C M Hayman; Mr and Mrs S Penney; Mr and Mrs G Tithecott; Mr and Mrs G Graham; Mr and Mrs A Beer; Mrs Welston; Mrs A G Murray; Mr Murray; Mr and Mrs N Langmead; Mr

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  • Arnold

    14 December 1937

    Advert from Arnold:

    14.12.1937 Arnold Christmas

     

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  • Braddicks

    14 December 1937

    Braddicks of Bideford

    14.12.1937 Braddicks Christmas

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  • The Blue Bird

    14 December 1937

    The Blue Bird Sweet Shop

    14.12.1937 The Blue Bird Sweet Shop Christmas

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  • World War 1

    5 March 1918

    Leaves Bideford Post Office at 8.35am each week day only. Returning from Hartland for Bideford at 4.25pm.

    5.3.1918 Motor service

    Fares: Bucks Cross, 1/9; Clovelly Cross, 2/-; Hartland 2/-
    Return tickets issued at double the Single Fare.
    Seats must be booked at the Office,
    Proprietors: R Dymond & Son, Mill Street, Bideford
    Gazette article dated 5 March 1918

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  • World War 1

    2 March 1918

    War Bonds are a good investment.

    2.3.1918 Mrs Shorts hats

    A hat well chosen is also a good investment.
    For advise on suitability and durability of all millinery for all occasions, also good taste and skill, call on
    Mrs W H Short's Milliner, etc.
    10 Allhalland Street, Bideford
    Gazette article dated 2 March 1918

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  • World War 1

    9 March 1918

    Four referred for compensation

    9.3.1918 Bideford licences

    At Bideford Borough adjourned Brewster Sessions yesterday, the renewal of the nine licenses, notices of objection to which n the ground of redundancy had been served by the police at the instance of the Licensing Justices, came on for consideration. The magistrates in attendance were the Mayor, Mr A R Adams, in the chair, and Messrs J Cock, J Heywood, A G Duncan, J M Metherll, S R Chope, W T Goaman and G Boyle. Solicitors present representing owners and licensees were Messrs W B Seldon and H R Bazeley (Bideford) and Thomas and McGahey (Exeter).

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  • World War 1

    12 March 1918

    Littleham

    12.3.1918 The Hoops Littleham


    At the New Inn Hotel, Bideford, on Tuesday, Mr A W Cock offered for sale by auction 'The Hoops' Inn. The property was withdrawn at £225.
    Coombe Cottage was withdrawn at £120 but has since been sold by private treaty. Messrs Hole, Seldon and Ward were the solicitors for the vendors.
    Gazette article dated 12 March 1918

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  • The freshest

    12 July 1968

    From local trawler ‘Freeman’ fishing from Bideford

    12.7.1968 fish bob turner

    Bob Turner wishes to announce that he now has regular supplies of local fish being landed at Bideford Quay (weather permitting) and that when the local trawler cannot go out form Bideford, he will get local fish from Ilfracombe.
    Also a fine selection of frozen foods and pet foods.
    So, for the freshest fresh fish plus quality and service come to
    Bob’s at 3 Allhalland Street, Bideford. Tel 2452

    12 July 1968

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  • Trumps Ltd

    31 July 1964

    Long service awards to members of the staff of Trumps Ltd, Barnstaple, and J U Fulford and Sons Ltd, Bideford, were among those made at a dinner for members of Fulford, Trumps and Co Ltd and its subsidiaries held at the New Inn Hotel, Bideford.

    31.7.1964 Trumps long service medals1

    31.7.1964 Trumps long service medals

    Mr H N Fulford, chairman of Fulford, Trumps and Co Ltd presented the awards and was himself a recipient.


    Local recipients seen in the photograph are:
    Mr R J Batten, Mr W J Pascoe, Mr W J Harris, Mr A R Morrish, Mr W G Prideaux, Mr W E Yendell, Mr A Hillman, Mrs G

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  • World War 1

    26 March 1918

    26.3.1918 Women drivers

    who want to help their country in its hour of need as Motor Drivers should apply for particulars of our course of instruction to Bideford Motor Works
    Personal attention. Success guaranteed.
    Gate change or Ford car.

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  • Police escort needed

    28 August 1964

    A British Road Services lorry driver was last weekend preparing for an anxious journey to Cheshire in August holiday traffic for it was his job to deliver these gigantic wooden arches made by the Bideford firm of Laminated Wood Ltd.

    28.8.1964 wide load2

    Measuring 16ft 6in across, the load was one of the widest ever transported from Bideford.
    A police escort accompanied the 36ft lorry for the whole of its journey. At their destination in Cheshire they will be bolted together as a huge arch to form the main structure of a new Roman Catholic church.
    The local firm was started in 1957

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  • W E Gloves Ltd

    20 July 1951

    Girls and Young Women needed for

    Regular Employment in Glove Trade
    Top Rates, Bonus, Holidays with pay
    We have vacancies for full time indoor workers, experienced and learners
    Call or write for details:-
    W E Gloves Ltd, 5 Strand, Bideford

    20.71951 Bideford glove trade

    Advert in the Gazette dated 20 July 1951

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  • Insurance including Zeppelin risks - 1917

    Advert for cover including Zeppelin risks during world war one

    Insurance including Zeppelin risks 1917

    Zeppelin insurance cover offered during first world war 1917

    During World War I insurance cover is being advertised in the Bideford Gazette which includes Zeppelin risks.

     

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  • SOS Body Shield - 1918

    Advert for body armour that will allegedly protect a soldier on the battlefield

    SOS Body Shield 1918 

     

    Body shield battlefield protection

    Advert during the First World War 1918 for a chemically impregnated protective vest which could allegedly save a soldiers life.  Said to be effective against machine gun fire and snipers.

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