IndustryA Selection of News Articles Related to Industry

  • 1 New Light Industry at Appledore

    Only Firm of Its Kind in Country

  • 2 New Engineering Firm Comes to Bideford 1956

    Interview with Director

  • 3 Appledore Tile Factory to Close 1968

    Over 30 to lose jobs

  • 4 Another New Factory for Torrington 1968

    Manufacture of motor caravans to start next month

  • 5 Another Industrial Estate at Torrington 1970

    Second 'Pottington' for North Devon

  • 6 Baby Pants the Answer to Challenge! 1958

    28 February 1958

  • 7 Bideford Firm That Has 'Won Through' 1966

    5 August 1966

  • 8 Local Factory to Close Down 1981

    11 December 1981

  • 9 Mrs Gladys Nance-Kivell

    10 November 1962

  • 10 Encourages Christmas shopping

    7 Deember 1937

  • 11 Harbour Master is happy

    January 1970

  • 12 Mr Dipple dresses up

    10 January 1958

  • 13 Future not so gloomy

    January 1970

  • 14 Family traditions building up

    2 May 1958

  • 15 Will they float?

    4 May 1973

  • 16 Old Ford House

    5 March 1976

  • 17

    31 January 1958

  • 18 At Bideford Sports Ground

    14 June 1963

  • 19 Young Wives Help in Gloving Production 1969

    24 January 1969

  • 20 Gloves Fit For a King! 1974

    3 January 1974

  • New Light Industry at Appledore

    Only Firm of Its Kind in Country

    New Light Industry at Appledore 23.5.1952 

    New Light Industry at Appledore 23.5.1952

     

    Industry.  Formerly the home of a wealthy merchant, a pilgrims' rest house and later a block-maker's shop, Docton, Appledore, has now become the home of a modern light industry housing the only firm in the country manufacturing line-side features for model railway layouts.  Scalecast Models, Herbert W Miller

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  • New Engineering Firm Comes to Bideford 1956

    Interview with Director

    New Engineering Firm Comes to Bideford 20.04.1956 

    New Engineering Firm Comes to Bideford 20.4.1956

    Industry.  Four weeks from now the former Rolamatic factory premises in Torrington Lane, Bideford East, will hum again to the sound of engineering machinery going into production. Interview with Director Mr WH Whiteland. Whiteland Engineering Ltd, Mr RJ Board, Tecalemit Ltd

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  • Appledore Tile Factory to Close 1968

    Over 30 to lose jobs

    Appledore Tile Factory to Close 12.01.1968 

    Appledore Tile Factory to Close 12.01.1968

    Industry.  More than 30 people are likely to be out of work by the closing down in a month's time of the Appledore factory of the Barnstaple Brick and Tile Company which is a subsidiary of the Marley Tile Co. William Neve

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  • Another New Factory for Torrington 1968

    Manufacture of motor caravans to start next month

    Another New Factory for Torrington 08.11.1968

    Manufacture of Motor Caravans to start 1968

    Industry.  Plan for a new factory at Torrington to manufacture motor caravans is well advanced. Alan Hutchinson, Ron Webster, Dr Margaret Hutchinson, Co-operative Society former bakery, International Computers Ltd

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  • Another Industrial Estate at Torrington 1970

    Second 'Pottington' for North Devon

    Another Industrial Estate at Torrington 27.11.1970 

    Second 'Pottington' for North Devon 1970Industry.  Devon County Council are spending around £60,000 on a "miniature Pottington" scheme designed to help attract more industry to Torrington. Land near Hatchmoor Road, Torrington for use as an industrial estate. Peter Symons

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  • Baby Pants the Answer to Challenge! 1958

    28 February 1958

    Baby Pants the Answer to Challenge! 28 February 1958

    Baby Pants the Answer to Challenge 28 February 1958

    Industry. Bideford Glove Manufacturer's New Development. The manufacture of baby pants. Peter Fletcher, HE Fletcher Ltd, Mr WH Whiteland, Whiteland Engineering Ltd

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  • Bideford Firm That Has 'Won Through' 1966

    5 August 1966

    Bideford Firm That Has 'Won Through' 5 August 1966

    Bideford Firm That Has Won Through 5 August 1966

    Industry.  Extended frontage for Sudburys Gloves Ltd. Its headquarters factory in Silver Street, Bideford. Over 300 women workers. Chairman of the company is Mr E Frank Day, with the directors the late Messrs T Burton, RL Cock, T Fulford (Westward Ho!), W Beer, formed Sudburys Gloves Ltd, Edwin Sawtell, Roger Day, Ray Sawtell, the late Mr Sawtell

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  • Local Factory to Close Down 1981

    11 December 1981

    Local Factory to Close Down 11 December 1981

    Local Factory to Close Down 11 December 1981

    Industry.  Sudbury's Gloves Ltd to close their Bideford factory and develop their Appledore branch as their main production centre. Their Torrington factory, which was closed two years ago is to be re-opened. Roger Day

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  • Mrs Gladys Nance-Kivell

    10 November 1962

    The funeral has taken place at the Higher Cemetary, Bideford, of Mrs Gladys Nance-Kivell of Homealong, Kingsley Road, Bideford, wife of Mr Leonard Nance-Kivell.

    1972 Mrs Nance Kivell funeral

    Before her retirement in 1971 Mrs Nance-Kivell had been associated with the gloving industry for over 50 years.For 24 years she was the manageress of Messrs Sudbury’s Appledore factory. 

    The Rev Walter J Joyce officiated at the service. Immediate mourners attending were: the husband, Mr Victor Harvey, Mr David Harvey , Miss Louie Squire, Mr George Rumsam, Mr A Smale, Mr and Mrs T Nance-Kivell, Mr and Mrs Lawrence Nance-Kivell, Mr and Mrs G Prouse, Mr and

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  • Encourages Christmas shopping

    7 Deember 1937

    Christmas Shopping

    1937 Suspension of Shops Act


    The Home Secretary has made an Order under the Shops (Hours of Closing) Act, 1928, suspending the operation throughout, England and Wales of the provisions of that Act relating to general closing hours from Saturday December 18th to Friday December 24 1937, both days inclusive, but excluding Sunday December 19 1937.
    This Order has also the effect of suspending the operation during the period in question of evening Closing Orders made under the Shops Act 1912. It does not, however, suspend the operation of the provisions relating to the closing of shops on the weekly half-holiday, and a

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  • Harbour Master is happy

    January 1970

    The first vessel ever to take a cargo of clay from Bideford Town Council’s quay left the port on Tuesday for Italy carrying also the high hopes of those who want to see the harbour’s future assured.

    January 1970 Clay exports

    January 1970 Clay exports

     

    January 1970 Clay exports

     

     

    The loading of 700 metric tons of bal clay from E.C.C. mine at Meeth into the ‘Friso’, a Panama registered and Dutch owned vessel, was watched with a good deal of satisfaction by Harbour Master Capt Pat Brennan.
    The full article is dated January 1970

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  • Mr Dipple dresses up

    10 January 1958

    Father Christmas stepped out of a chimney to hand out presents for all the children attending the East Yelland Power Station Social Club’s annual Christmas party on Thursday of last week.

    1958 Yelland Power Station Christmas


    Father Christmas was Mr T Dipple, of Bideford, and the chimney had been temporarily ‘built in’ with screening against one of the walls.
    A tea for the children was paid for out of Social Club funds.
    There were about 60 children present. They were children of the employees with the exception of a group specially invited from a Barnstaple children’s home. Mothers of those children who were aged up

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  • Future not so gloomy

    January 1970

    Biggest of its type in Europe

    January 1970 Appledore Shipbuilders

    Today’s official opening of the new Appledore shipbuilding facility is part of an overall success story which is almost without parallel in the shipbuilding world and it marks Appledore Shipbuilders Limited as one of the most outstanding companies of its kind in Europe.
    Just over seven years ago the future of shipbuilding on this part of Torridgeside hung delicately in the balance. The yards operated by the long established firm of P K Harris & Sons were closed, nearly 400 men lost their jobs, and the future looked black.
    But from the ruins Appledore

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  • Family traditions building up

    2 May 1958

     It’s just something for the scrapyard. 

    2.5.1958 Bideford scrap metal

    It is a 6½ ton fuel tank being loaded on to a railway waggon at Bideford Goods Yard. The tank is from the old Bideford Electricity Company’s works at East-the-Water and it is the last of three. 

    One might say it is a tank with a family tradition behind it. At Mr Stanley Jones drove a diesel-powered lorry, carrying the tank, to the goods station he recalled when, 25 years ago, his late father drove the horse-drawn waggon which transported the tank on deliver to Bideford electricity station. And as Mr Jack Easterbrook, the goods yard

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  • Will they float?

    4 May 1973

    A new dimension in boatbuilding on the banks of the River Torridge was rapidly taking shape in a workshop at the bottom of Limers Lane, Northam. 

    4.5.1973 cement boats Northam1

    Two fero-cement sailing and motor cruises are being built by Mr Len Cooper, of Weare Giffard, an official of the North Devon Yacht Club, and a family partnership of Mr Andrew Cox and his father, Mr Cyril Cox, who are builders. 

    When it comes to launching the boats they will be rolled to the nearby shore. Mr Cooper’s boat, which has been constructed in an upside down position, may present something of a problem. The

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  • Old Ford House

    5 March 1976

    Moves towards the establishment in Bideford’s oldest house of a highly-specialised clockmaking industry, with exceptionally high export potential, were welcomed at Monday’s meeting of Torridge Council’s Development Committee. 

    5.3.1976 clock making

    The idea has been put forward by master craftsman Mr Frederick Eccles, of Old Ford House, New Road, Bideford. 

    The Council’s chief executive, Mr Tom Frankland, told the Committee that Mr Eccles was one of the country’s most eminent clockmakers and practised his skills in a small workshop at his home. His clocks were masterpieces of perfection. Smiths English Clocks Ltd had confirmed that they would support the establishment of such an

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  • 31 January 1958

    N Devon Glove Manufacturers’ Announcement
    ‘Never been withdrawn by workers’

    31.1.1958 Glove trade

    Having made an agreement with their workers that the new wage rates should operate as from March 1st next the North Devon Glove Manufacturers’ Association intends to abide by such an agreement ‘which has never been withdrawn by the workers themselves’.
    This was announced in a statement issued by the association this week following their meeting at Bideford last week to discuss a decision by the Conciliation Committee of the National Joint Standing Committee of the gloving industry that a national wage award made to glove workers last autumn and

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  • At Bideford Sports Ground

    14 June 1963

    Remembering the success of the last Exhibition in 1958, even greater interest is centred on the Bideford and District Traders’ Exhibition which is to be held at Bideford Sports Ground all next week.

    14.6.1963 Bideford Exhibition2

    14.6.1963 Bideford Exhibition1

    The Exhibition will be opened by Alan Taylor, the TWW television personality, the ‘Try for Ten’ Question master.
    The Committees are as follows:
    Management Committee - Messrs G Maddock, B Pidgeon, R Chope, E Blanchard, W R Downing, C C Prust.
    Ground Committee – Messrs B Pidgeon, B Cording, R J Harding, C J E Petherick, C Coates, F Colwill, J Lewington, J Williams.
    Entertainment Committee – Messrs R Chope,

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  • Young Wives Help in Gloving Production 1969

    24 January 1969

    Young Wives Help in Gloving Production 24 January 1969

    Young Wives Help in Gloving Production 24 January 1969

    Industry.  Working in their homes, young married women, often with small children, are playing an increasingly important part in providing labour for the gloving industry in this area. Ray Sawtell, Sudbury's Gloves Ltd, Michael Vincent, W Vaughan and Son Ltd

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  • Gloves Fit For a King! 1974

    3 January 1974

    Gloves Fit For a King! 3 January 1974

    Gloves Fit For a King 3 January 1974

    Industry.  What is believed to be the largest pair of gloves ever made by a local firm has been supplied by Sudbury's Gloves Ltd to the King of Tonga, in the South Pacific. HM KIng Taufa, Queen Salote, Mrs Sylvia Gilbert, Ray Sawtell, Mrs Cynthia Dymond

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