InstowA Selection of News Articles Related to Instow

  • 1 Keeping Fit Raised £100

    When members of Instow and Greenpark FC wanted to renew their football kit, they decided on a

  • 2 Instow Post Office Raid

    Three young men accused of robbing Instow Post Office on Wednesday were yesterday afternoon remanded

  • 3 Lloyds Scholarship For Instow Man

    One of this year's three Lloyd's Register of Shipping scholarships has been awarded to a 26-year-old

  • 4 Nativity Tableaux At Instow

    Instow Women's Institute combined with Church members and children to produce Nativity Tableaux

  • 5 Instow WI's gift of seat

    Instow Women's Institute presented a teak seat to commemorate the Coronation

  • 6 Theat to Instow sand dunes

    Military Authorities purchase the sand hills

  • 7 Military and the sand-dunes

    Discussion re military authorities and sandhills

  • 8 Instow Cricket club winds up

    Mr T Anstey, President expressed hope that it would be revived

  • 9 Reprieve for Instow home

    Battle to keep open the Andrew Home for the blind

  • 10 Commodore Hotel Instow

    19 December 1975

  • 11 Continues to be Editor

    7 April 1961

  • 12 Mr Yeo provides 150

    16 November 1973

  • 13 Local talent

    6 June 1958

  • 14 Ministry of Defence observers

    7 May 1971

  • 15 Lights not gates at Instow railway crossing

    level crossing gates at Instow will disappear when barriers will operate

  • 16 Junior Section's enterprise at Instow

    Junior section of Instow Men's Club . It was decided to form a skiffle group

  • Keeping Fit Raised £100

    When members of Instow and Greenpark FC wanted to renew their football kit, they decided on a

    Keeping Fit Raised £100 - 4th March 1977

     

    When members of Instow and Greenpark FC wanted to renew their football kit, they decided on a joint money-raising and keep-fit exercised.
    Organissed by club trainer, Tim Cotter, they took part in a sponsored relay around their pitch. Between them they covered 500 laps - nearly 97 miles - and raised over £100.
    One runner alone completed 61 laps or nearly 12 miles.

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  • Instow Post Office Raid

    Three young men accused of robbing Instow Post Office on Wednesday were yesterday afternoon remanded

    Instow Post Office Raid: Three Accused - 5th May 1967

     

    Three young men accused of robbing Instow Post Office on Wednesday were yesterday afternoon remanded in custody at a special court at Bideford. They were charged that on May 10th at Instow they robbed Doris Sarah Shepherd and stole from her £361-9-3 and 64 National Insurance stamps. On the application of Police Inspector D T P Cowling the men were remanded. Bail was refused.
    The Inspector told the magistrate (Mr G Heywood) that the three men entered Instow Post Office and one of them lured the son of the postmistress,

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  • Lloyds Scholarship For Instow Man

    One of this year's three Lloyd's Register of Shipping scholarships has been awarded to a 26-year-old

    Lloyds Scholarship For Instow Man - 14th April 1967

     

    One of this year's three Lloyd's Register of Shipping scholarships has been awarded to a 26-year-old Instow man, Mr Tony Molland, for naval architecture. Now living in Middlesex, he works for P&O Lines as an assistant navel architect. He went to Barnstaple Grammar School and won a place at Durham University.
    He is the youngest son of Mr and Mrs M T Molland of Instow.

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  • Nativity Tableaux At Instow

    Instow Women's Institute combined with Church members and children to produce Nativity Tableaux

    Nativity Tableaux At Instow - 21st December 1948

     

    Instow Women's Institute combined with Church members and children to produce Nativity Tableaux, presented in Instow Parish Church.
    The producer was Miss Arnold. As each tableaux was presented the Rector Bishop S A Bill read passeges from the Bible to illustrate them. The Women's Institute, conducted by Miss Seyfert, sang carols accompanied by Mrs Atwood at the organ. Those taking part in the tableaux were Miss M Yeo; Miss J Anstey; Mrs Barnes; Miss Berry Torr; Mrs West, Mrs Balman and Mrs Braunton; Mrs Jennings, Miss Cater and Miss Cann; Misses N

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  • Instow WI's gift of seat

    Instow Women's Institute presented a teak seat to commemorate the Coronation

    Instow W.I.'s gift of seat 2nd July 1954

    Instow W Is gift of seat

    Seat made of teak presented by Instow Women's Institute to commemorate the Coronation was handed over to the parish by the W.I. President, Miss E F Berry-Torr.

    Mr Anstey, chairman of the Parish Council, who received the gift on the Council's behalf, hoped the seat would be treated with respect by residents and visitors alike.

    Sitting on the seat in the photograph are Miss F E Coster (Secretary of the W.I.) Mr T Anstey (Chairman of the Parish Council) Bishop S A Bill (Rector of Instow) and Miss E F Berry-Torr (President

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  • Theat to Instow sand dunes

    Military Authorities purchase the sand hills

    Threat to Instow sand dunes 5th August 1947

    THREAT TO INSTOW SAND DUNES

     

    Instow Parish Council, expressed the gravest concern and indignation on hearing that it is the intention of the Military Authorities to purchase the sand hills, erect permanent workshops thereon and extend their operations over the whole of the foreshore.

     

     

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  • Military and the sand-dunes

    Discussion re military authorities and sandhills

    The Military and the sand-dunes 28th October 1947

    The Military and the sand dunes

    Animated discussion took place at Instow Parish Council meeting when the question of the acquisition of the sandhills by the military authorities was raised.

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  • Instow Cricket club winds up

    Mr T Anstey, President expressed hope that it would be revived

    Instow cricket club winds up 3rd February 1956

    Instow Cricket club winds upInstow Cricket Club has been wound up after 65 years of existence, but Mr T Anstey, its last President, expressed the hope that efforts would be made in the near future to revive it.

     

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  • Reprieve for Instow home

    Battle to keep open the Andrew Home for the blind

    Reprieve for Instow home 5th December 1980

    reprieve for instow home Battle to keep open the Andrew Home for the Blind at Instow has been won - for the time being at least.

    The home, which at present has seven resident patients, faces closure because of rising costs.

    Over the last 10 years a total of 4,000 people, from different parts of the country have stayed at the home.  Major Terence Corkery, chairman of the Devon County Association for the Blind, said: "We were going to have to close down Andrew Home for the Blind because of the cost of heating and wages.

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  • Commodore Hotel Instow

    19 December 1975

    COMMODORE HOTEL DINING AND DANCING

    19.12.1975 Christmas

    For that special night out for your party - large or small - the following bands will be playing (we are fully booked this Saturday)
    Friday December 19 - Johnny Andrews
    Tuesday December 23 - Ray and his Blue Stars
    Christmas Eve - Music and Imagination
    Boxing Night - Green Velvet
    Choose your date, make a booking and enjoy a good night out
    Telephone Instow 347

    Gazette article dated 19 December 1975

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  • Continues to be Editor

    7 April 1961

    Widely recognised as one of the experts of the beekeeping world, the 68 year old Rector of Instow, the Rev Herbert Leonard Hustwayte, who keeps 20 hives, has retired after 15 years at hon. secretary of the Devon Beekeepers' Association.

    7.4.1961 Instow bee keeper

    His successor is Mr L Thoday, of Croyde. Mr Hustwayte is to continue as editor of Beekeeping, the Devon Association's journal. In September he is attending the 18th International Beekeepers' Congress at Madrid.

    The full Gazette article is dated 7 April 1961

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  • Mr Yeo provides 150

    16 November 1973

    These children of Instow County Primary School watching the planting of some of the 150 trees given by one of the school managers, Mr W R Yeo, will have put their schooldays behind them by the time the conifers have grown to any appreciable size.

    Instow School and trees November 1973

    The trees will not only enhance the appearance of the school playing field, but act as a welcome windbreak from the Atlantic storms.

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  • Local talent

    6 June 1958

    An 'artistic' moment at Instow during the presentation of the comedy "All on a summer's day" during an entertaining evening in aid of the Cancer Campaign funds, reported last week.

    6.6.1958 Instow


    The play was written by Mrs P Dreyer, of Instow. Seen in the photograph are: Miss Beckwith, Mrs Green, Mr Alan Bowyer, Mrs Weaver, Mrs Forster, Mrs Harvey and Miss Pilkington.

    Gazette article dated 6 June 1958

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  • Ministry of Defence observers

    7 May 1971

    Some of the peacetime backroom development that has followed as a natural progression to the waterproofing of vehicles which helped in the wartime landings on enemy coasts was in evidence in the Torridge estuary last week.

    7 May 1971 Chieftain tank

    Observers from the Ministry of Defence in London, together with those from other experimental and development units in the UK, watched as a 50-ton Chieftain tank, which has been converted into an armoured recovery vehicle, went completely underwater, except for a snorkel, from the beach at Instow across the river bed to Crow Point.
    The new equipment in use has been developed at the

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  • Lights not gates at Instow railway crossing

    level crossing gates at Instow will disappear when barriers will operate

    Lights not gates at Instow railway crossing 12th January 1979

    lights not gates at Instow Railway CrossingLevel crossing gates at Instow on the Bideford-Barnstaple railway line will disappear when barriers operating in conjunction with flashing red warning lights will be installed.

     

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  • Junior Section's enterprise at Instow

    Junior section of Instow Men's Club . It was decided to form a skiffle group

    Junior Section's Enterprise at Instow 16th August 1957

    Junior sections enterprise at Instow When a junior section of the Instow Men's Club was formed earlier this year it was first of its kind to be formed in North Devon.

    Leader 17 yr old Tony Molland decided to form a skiffle group.  Boys in the picture are Paul Butcher, Peter Fieldhouse, Michael Datson, Bunny Shepherd, Keith Joy, Tony Molland (sitting).  Standing are Christopher Curd, Bryan Richards, Nicholas Rowed, Louis Hubbard, Malcolm Joy, Ronald Brend, and vocalists Peter Datson, Michael Chandler and Christopher Burgess.

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