• Welcome to the Bideford & District Community Archive

    Welcome to the Bideford & District Community Archive

    ...The Gazette Newspaper 1856 onwards.

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  • Welcome to the Bideford & District Community Archive

    Welcome to the Bideford & District Community Archive

    ...The Gazette Newspaper 1856 onwards.

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  • 1 Westward Ho! Tennis Club Winners
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    New gateway
  • 3 Hartland Dancers
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    Gus Honeybun meets local children
  • 5 Championship Trophy for Hartland
  • 6 Appledore Juniors Football
  • 7 Bideford A.F.C annual dinner
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    10-year-old scrambler practices
  • 9 Larkworthy Family play in Shebbear's Football Team
  • 10 Bideford School Junior Choir Sing in France at Twinning Ceremony in Landivisiau
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    Jinxed School Trip
  • 12 Brothers reunion 1947
  • 13

    Wynne Olley's styles impress International Hair Fashion Designer
  • 14 Waldon Triplets
  • 15 Repair work on Long Bridge
  • 16

    Building works
  • 17

    Double Baptism on Torridge
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    Cadets are given certificates
  • 19

    First prize
  • 20

    Mums protest in Coronation Road
  • 21

    Reds Womens Team Are First To Compete Throughout Season
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    Inter-school Road Safety Quiz Cup Winners
  • 23 Broomhayes £1,000 Surprise
  • 24 Head Barman appointed Torrington Town Crier
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    Appledore boys beat mums at football
  • 26

    Womens Skittles Competition in Buckland Brewer
  • 27

    Mrs Whapham finds ferret in Bridgeland Street while shopping
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    Andre Veillett and Quentin Reed in Judo Demonstration
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    Holidaying in north Devon
  • 31 Torrington Youth Club rewarded by party
  • 32 Teenager Peter Jackson Makes Horror Film
  • 33 Torrington children build igloo
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    Hamburger is part of modern life
  • 35 Cavaliers join the Hunt
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    First Girls at Bideford Grammar School take part in Play
  • 37 Westward Ho! public conveniences get go ahead
  • 38 John Andrew Bread Charity
3.5.1957 Robins win Hansen Cup

Robins Win The Hansen Cup

May 3rd, 1957

Bideford AFC pictured with the Hansen Cup after they had defeated Bude 2-1 in the final

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and suddenly it's spring

Cadds Down Farm

1 March 1974

Joined by Trixie, the pony

  • Seafield House - the "Spooky House" of Westward Ho!

    The house on the cliff edge known locally as ‘Spooky House’ or even ‘Haunted House’ , was built about 1885.

    The road was especially built to enable access to the house and was initially known as Seafield Road; later it became Merley Road.

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  • Torrington May Fair Queen and Her Attendants

    Names from left to right:Joan Ricketts; Joan Newcombe; Jean Wernhem; Margaret Sweet; Enid Ovenden; Rona Elsworthy; Doris Short; (back row);
    Eileen Short; Miss Margery Bennett (Queen); Joyce Downman; David Fiddian (Page); Peggie Sussex;

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  • Christmas Eve at the Front

    An interesting letter has just been received by Mrs Packer, of Broadclyst, from her husband, Corpl Packer of A Company, 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment, who is serving with the Expeditionary Force in Northern France. In the course of a letter he describes a remarkable incident which occurred on Christmas Eve between the British and German trenches.

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1911 Coronation Medal

Coronation Medal Presented on June 22nd 1911   Learn More

The Hoops Inn

The Hoops Inn close to Peppercombe Beach    View More

The Quay at Appledore

Appledore Quay where Taw and Torridge Rivers meet   View More

Wynne Olley

Crowning Glory

12 October 1962

Their finest achievement to date...

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Shipyard goes into liquidation 1963

Liquidator appointed

4 January 1963

Difficulty in retaining labour...

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