Bideford Gazette Appointment - R Balsdon, 1965
Mr R G Balsdon, who has been appointed a director of Bideford Gazette Ltd. joined the Gazette from Bideford Grammar School as an apprentice to journalism. During the war he joined with the Devons, was commissioned and saw active service as a captain in the Reconnaisssance Corps in Western Europe. Shortly after his return, he transferred from the editorial department to the commercial side as advertisement manager, gaining knowledge of all departments, and is now commercial manager.
Aged 47, Mr Balsdon is a member of the Rotary Club, of which he was the honorary secretary for some years, has assisted Bideford Chamber of Commerce as joint organiser of one of its trade exhibitions and has co-operated with Bideford Joint Advertising Committee as publicity manager. He is married with one daughter.