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  • 2 More thoughtful piece of work

    3 March 1950

  • 3 Guest artistes

    6 October 1950

  • 4 Taught each other dances

    15 April 1977

  • 5 Small audience due to inclement weather

    10 February 1950

  • 6 Finest oboe player in the world

    24 February 1950

  • More thoughtful piece of work

    3 March 1950

    The Bideford Amateur Dramatic Society has always made a practice of taking its productions to neighbouring towns and villages and has recently completed a successful ‘season’ with its latest three-act production, Kenneth Horne’s ‘Yes and No’.

    Besides two presentations in Bideford, the play has been given at Torrington, Hartland and Westward Ho! and enthusiastically received in each place.
    Next week the Society will break new ground and present a programme of one-act plays in conjunction with the Barnstaple Dramatic and Operatic Society. This follows an invitation by the Barnstaple Society to participate in a joint programme which was given at

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  • Guest artistes

    6 October 1950

    Grand Concert

    6.10.1950 Grand concert

    Will be given at Bridge Street Methodist Church
    Wednesday October 11th 1950
    At 7pm
    Chair to be taken by Councillor A K Chope (Deputy Mayor)
    Guest Artistes:
    Jan Van Der Gught, BBC Tenor
    Ruth Davey Contralto (Torquay)
    Supported by The full Methodist Circuit Choir
    Conductor: Mr W R Blackmore
    Solo Organ: Gordon Richards
    Programmes 2/6 each. Collection.
    Programmes obtainable at Messrs Chopes, Nicklins and Hannaford, East-the-Water PO
    Proceeds in aid of circuit funds

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  • Taught each other dances

    15 April 1977

    Guests and hosts taught one another dances of their countries at a dinner-dance that was the highlight of a weekend visit to Northam by a party of a dozen from the twin towns of Mondeville.

    15.4.1977 Northam twinning

    The venue was the Port Quarter at Appledore where the chairman of the local committee, Mr Gordon Dell, thanked Mr Rupert Hill who arranged the visit. Mlle Lydie Coupard, who was paying her third visit, sang songs in English and French and music was provided by Terry Triggs and Larry Bignell.
    The new Mayor of Mondeville and his wife were unable to make the visit

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  • Small audience due to inclement weather

    10 February 1950

    An enjoyable concert was given at Bideford Grammar School on February 8th by the Bideford Ladies choir (conductor Edith Mills) and some pupils of Miss Mills.

    1950 Bideford Ladies Choir

    The concert was in aid of the Bideford Music Club who, owing to the expense of the Oriana Madrigal Society’s visit, had been slightly down financially on the concert.
    Unfortunately the inclement weather kept many away and there was only a small audience. Soloists in the choral sections were Mrs Tyreman and Mrs Green.
    The pupils of Miss Mills who took part were Miss Gladys Prouse, Miss Christine Stephens and Mr Henry Thorne.

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  • Finest oboe player in the world

    24 February 1950

    The concert presented by the Bideford Music Club on Sunday gave Bideford once again the opportunity of hearing the finest oboe player in the world.

    1950 Bideford Music Club

    The reputation of Leon Goossens is too well known to need any comment, and the full hall showed that his visit was much appreciated. His accompanist this time was Mabel Lovering, who also contributed a group of piano solos.
    The next concert on March 19th will be something of a novelty for Bideford. It is a horn and clarinet quintet.
    The full Gazette article is dated 24 February 1950

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