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  • 2 Mr Webber

    2 June 1950

  • 3 Rev H C A S Muller officiated at funeral

    3 February 1950

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    3 February 1950

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    3 March 1950

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    7 July 1950

  • 7 Mr Cecil Smith

    26 November 1954

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    14 July 1950

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    21 July 1950

  • 10 Instow Man’s 65 Year in Choir
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  • Mr Webber

    2 June 1950

    Members of Northam Golf Club, which he had earlier served for twenty-eight years as secretary, were bearers at the funeral at Northam Parish Church on Friday of Mr T J F Webber, formerly of 6 Searle Terrace, Northam.

    1950 Mr Webber golfer

    Mr Webber, who was 89, died on May 22nd. He was a retired postal official.
    The funeral service was conducted by the Rev E B Bridger (Vicar). Mrs D Kelly was at the organ.
    Immediate mourners were: Mr George Webber, Mr Leo Webber, Mrs L Webber, Mr Norman Webber, Mrs N Webber, Mr and Mrs R Jeffery, Mrs Wrey, Mrs W Chapman,

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  • Rev H C A S Muller officiated at funeral

    3 February 1950

    A seafaring career was recalled by the death of Capt William Morse, aged 81, of 2 Pimpley Road, Northam, and formerly of Appledore.

    1950 Capt Morse

    Capt Morse commenced his seafaring life as a lad in the coasting trade in the Bridgewater district and came as a young man to Appledore. In 1896 at St Mary’s, Appledore, he married Miss Ellen Day, eldest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs John Day. There were three children, of whom two survive. Mrs Morse died in May 1907. In March 1908, Capt Morse married Miss Mary Cook, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Cook,

  • 3 February 1950

    3 February 1950

    3.2.1950 in memorium

    Beer – in ever-loving memory of Emmanuel (Mannie), who died February 1st 1949. Also his dear wife, Fanny, who died March 12th 1949. From their loving children, Rosedown, Hartland.

    Blight – in loving memory of Harry, who passed peacefully away on February 4th 1949. Greatly missed by his wife and family, 31 Westcombe, Bideford.

    Clements – in cherished and loving memory of Linda, beloved mummy of Janet and Keith, who fell asleep February 4th 1949. Sadly missed by Janet and Keith, her man and sisters, Appledore.

    Mills – treasured memories of Mahahla Mills, beloved mother of Ern and Jim, who passed

  • 3 March 1950

    3 March 1950

    3.3.1950 in memorium

    Gent – in loving memory of my dear husband and father, Thomas, who passed away March 2nd 1947. Sadly missed by his wife and children, 37 Calf Street, Torrington.

    Headon – in loving memory of a dear husband and father, George Headon, who passed away March 2nd 1949. From his loving wife and children, Fairy Cross, Alwington.

    Mountjoy – in loving memory of Bessie Mountjoy, who passed away March 2nd 1945. From her loving husband and children, 1 Norman Terrace, Northam.

    Start – in loving memory of dear mother, Mary Start, who passed away March 7th 1949. From May and Albert,

  • 7 July 1950

    7 July 1950

    7.7.1950 in memorium

    Braund – treasured memories of dearest Donald and Brian, who fell asleep July 19th 1948 and July 9th 1949. Sadly missed by all at Maidsmoor.

    Chubb – in loving memory of Benjamin Chubb, who passed away on July 7th 1930; and also the son of the above, Walter B Chubb, who also passed away on June 18th 1923. Sadly missed by his wife and son, 4 Higher Gunstone, Bideford.

    Glover – in ever-loving memory of my dear husband, George Henry Glover, who suddenly passed away July 9th 1949. From his sorrowing wife, Elsie, 3a Cross Street, Northam.

    Glover – in memory

  • Mr Cecil Smith

    26 November 1954

    Death of Mr Cecil J Smith

    To hundreds of Old Boys of Bideford Grammar School, Mr Cecil John Smith, of ‘Rhianva’, Abbotsham Road, Bideford, whose death after a short illness occurred on Tuesday, was affectionately known as the ‘Mr Chips’ of the school which was the scene of his life’s work. Mr Smith, who was 78, died at Bideford and District Hospital.

    He retired from the staff of Bideford Grammar School in 1945 after 48 years unbroken service, for very many years being second master of the school.

    High tribute to his service was accorded at presentation ceremonies at that

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  • 14 July 1950

    14 July 1950

    14.7.1950 in memorium

    Grantham – in cherished memory of a devoted wife and our darling mum, passed peacefully away July 15th 1945. 2 Calf Street, Torrington.

    Horrill – treasured memories of my dear brother, who died at Horfield, Bristol, eldest son of the late Arthur and Mary Jane Horrill, of Northam, July 14th 1949. Edie.

    Thorne – in ever-loving memory of a very dear husband and daddy, George Henry, passed away 12th July 1949. Always in my thoughts, darling, Joyce and Peter.

    Thorne – loving memories of our dear son-in-law, George Henry, passed away July 12th 1949. Mother and Dad, Doncaster.

    Thorne – loving memories

  • 21 July 1950

    21 July 1950

    21.7.1950 in memorium

    Bate – in proud and everlasting memory of our adored and so devoted husband and father, Charles Henry Bate, Captain RD, RNR, (Ret), on this the fifth anniversary of his passing (July 21st 1945). His was an outstanding soul – he reached the pinnacles of love, kindness and truth, unaware of his super attainments, far-reaching influence and wonderful personality and the power to command. He won the deep respect of all his shipmates and many friends, the outcome of his splendid character and devotion to duty as he saw it. “Unseen, unheard, yet always by our side”. For ever

  • Instow Man’s 65 Year in Choir

    A chorister for 65 years and for 37 years people’s warden at Instow parish church, Mr Herbert Bruce Smallcorn, of 2 Marine Parade, Instow, has died at his home aged 73.

    2.3.1973 Smallcorn chorister

    Mr Smallcorn was a former secretary of Instow Rifle and Social Club, and was vice-chairman of the local branch of the Conservative party. He served in the First World War and was a member of the Royal British Legion.
    The funeral took place at Instow parish church, followed by cremation at Barnstaple. The Rector, Rev R A Edwards, officiated and Mrs Pearce was the organist.
    Immediate mourners attending were:

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