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  • 2 Christmas greetings

    12 December 1975

  • 3 Bideford Carnival

    12 August 1955

  • 4 Mr Jury

    28 March 1958

  • 5 Centenary Show

    1 August 1969

  • 6 Rehearsing for the day

    May 1958

  • 7 Film Show

    5 February 1960

  • 8 Kathleen Gillian capsized

    5 August 1955

  • 9 Skittling for a pig

    22 August 1958

  • 10 Go!

    23 June 1967

  • 11 Tubs

    22 August 1958

  • 12 Bonny babies

    20 August 1954

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  • Christmas greetings

    12 December 1975

    Dial A Band Christmas Is Near

    12.12.1975 Appledore Band

    and if it's Carols you're hoping to hear we'll all do our best to turn out one night and play you a tune to make Christmas bright, so don't get downhearted
    whatever you do. If you're housebound we'll do our utmost for you.
    The Appledore Band send greetings sincere and wishing you well in the coming New Year

    Gazette article dated 12 December 1975

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  • Bideford Carnival

    12 August 1955

    Bideford choice

    12.8.1955 Bideford Carnival Queen Colome

    Bideford’s Carnival Queen this year is Miss Pamela Colome, a 16 year old brown eyed brunette, who was chosen from 22 entries for the competition.
    Pamela, who lives at 111 Lime Grove, is a clerk with Messrs E W S Bartletts (Devon) Ltd.
    Of her four attendants, Ann Cole, 3 Kenwith Terrace, works in the same office as the Carnival Queen. Another, Molly Wrey, Birch Bungalow, Yelland Road, Fremington, was Carnival Queen last year.
    Also chosen were Glynis Tythcott, 25 Higher Gunstone, Bideford, and Alison Beer, 6 Chantry Avenue. This year there war two junior train-bearers, Gillian Pope, Devonia,

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  • Mr Jury

    28 March 1958

    Pools winner tires of quiet life

    28.3.1958 Torrington Jury

    Big pools winner, Mr John Jury, stood in his almost-completed juke-box café at Torrington on Saturday and told a Bideford and North Devon Gazette reporter: “There is absolutely nothing in this town for ‘teenagers – or anyone else for that matter.”
    “It’s getting worse” he went on. “At this rate the place will soon turn into a village. Perhaps this juke-box café will help brighten the town. This will be the only juke-box in the district.”
    For the past two months 45 years old Mr Jury, of Calf Street, Torrington, has been working on the

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  • Centenary Show

    1 August 1969

    Hartland’s 100th Show Worthy Of Occasion

    Hartland Garden Society’s centenary show on Saturday was in every way worthy of the occasion. Exhibits were numerous and, despite the drought, of good quality, and the supporting programme was popular with the crowd. Even the weather was perfect, although heavy showers in the morning, which broke the long dry spell, had caused the organisers some anxiety. Hartland Town Band gave the show a good start by leading from the Square to the Playing Field a parade that included the Tetcott Foxhounds.

    A popular innovation was the Devon police dogs.

    There were many sideshows

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  • Rehearsing for the day

    May 1958

    Tomorrow’s Carnival Belles

    Torrington May Fair Carnival Queen, Mrs Doreen Mills of Langtree, surrounded by her attendants, will lead tomorrow evening’s carnival procession at Torrington.

    She is seen here in the centre with her attendants – Miss Rosemary Mitchell, Petrockstowe; Miss Pamela Barkwell, Shebbear; Miss M Watkins, Little Torrington; Miss Jean Moore, Weare  Giffard.

    2.5.1958 Carnival Belles

    Rehearsing For Their Great Day

    The young May Queen, Josephine Squire, and her retinue take part in a rehearsal last weekend for their leading parts in yesterday’s celebrations at Torrington.

    With her is the crowner, Caroline Bastin, and her attendants Angela Vanstone, Lesley Folland, Sally Darch, Lynn

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  • Film Show

    5 February 1960

    Happy time had by children

    5.2.1960 Torrington Dairies childrens party

    Some of the 123 children – the majority of them belonging to employees – who spent a happy time at a party on Saturday organised by the sports and social committee of Torridge Vale Dairies, Torrington.

    Employees without children were each allowed to invite a small guest and, parents included, about 185 enjoyed a wonderful tea, always a highlight on such occasions, prepared by the canteen staff.

    The company were welcomed by Mr R M Boyer, a director of the firm, who also said Grace. A film show aided digestion before a programme of party games was

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  • Kathleen Gillian capsized

    5 August 1955

    Appledore Regatta Excitements

    5.8.1955 Appledore Regatta

    5.8.1955 Appledore Regatta1

    Two hundred yards in the lead, and rounding the marker buoy for the last leg in the Dymond Cup 18-foot sailing boat race at Appledore and Instow Regatta on Saturday, Mr Bill Prust’s ‘Kathleen Gillian’ capsized, throwing the two-man crew into the estuary water. As the Kathleen Gillian rounded the marker the tipping line suddenly broke. Mr Jimmy Cox, sailing with Mr Prust, perched himself in the gunwale to try to manipulate the sail by hand but a sudden gust of wind, coming just at the wrong moment, put the craft right over. Messrs Tom Fishwick and

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  • Skittling for a pig

    22 August 1958

    Wild West Rodeo

    Whip-cracking, steer roping, side shows and skittling for a pig, were the attractions offered to visitors at Coombe, Abbotsham, on Saturday, in an attempt by the Parish Hall Committee to raise £150. The money is needed for repairs to Abbotsham Parish Hall.

    Good weather favoured the gymkhana, held in the grounds belonging to Mrs Richards, one of the chief organisers.

    Great attraction of the afternoon was a Wild West Rodeo display given by Dick Brooks, a farmer, of Down Farm, Dolton.

    There were 26 entries in the gymkhana. Results – Jane Hartnoll, Anthony Brogan, Tessa Stokes, Helen Brooks,

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  • Go!

    23 June 1967

    Thunderbirds are not the only ones who are ‘Go’ ing places – so is 21 year old Terry Curtis of Instow! 

    23.6.1967 thunderbirds

    As was mentioned in a recent issue of the ‘Gazette’, most of the models in the £350,000 film ‘Thunderbirds are go’ based on the ITV series ‘Thunderbirds’ are made by him.

    Son of Mr and Mrs E J Curtis, of Clay Banks, Instow, formerly of Bideford, Terry attended Bideford School of Art and the North Devon Technical College. About three years ago he took samples of his work to the AP Film Company, of Slough, and landed a job on

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  • Tubs

    22 August 1958

    Competitors in this year’s Taddiport Revel Tub race ‘hold it’ for the Gazette cameraman.

    In the tub are the two youngest entrants, Roger Baker and David Baker. The others are Raymond Short, Roger Davies and Roger Dymond.

    12.7.1957 Taddiport Revel Tub race

    The Gazette article is dated 12 July 1957

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  • Bonny babies

    20 August 1954

    Babies From Strawberry Village

    20.8.1954 Weare Giffard Strawberry Village

    Whatever their diet – it can hardly be strawberries and cream at their tender age – these three bonny babies from Weare Giffard seen at the Baby Show at Alverdiscott Gymkhana last week certainly make a charming trio.

    At the top is Malcolm Moore who won first prize in the under one year class and below are Rachel Stedwell and Hazel Congaran who were placed second and third respectively.

    Gazette article dated 20 August 1954

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