LundyA Selection of News Articles Related to Lundy

  • 1 Queen Picks Lundy For A Few Hours Off Duty

    The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and Princes Edward and Andrew enjoyed a day off on Sunday during

  • 2 Church Damage May Total £1,000

    Between £700 and £1,000 worth of damage was caused to Lundy church following the exceptionally

  • 3 Lundy Tribute

    The 15cwt tenor bell of St Helena's Church on Lundy has been returned to the island following

  • 4 A labour of love

    3 March 1961

  • 5 Reverend Dixon is optimistic

    12 July 1957

  • 6 Destined for a seafood platter?

    23 June 1961

  • 7 Bells sold?

    23 August 1963

  • 8 Lerina is withdrawn

    17 November 1950

  • 9 Montagu Plaque Gift At Appledore

    A plaque from the battleship HMS Montagu which was wrecked on Lundy in 1906 was presented to

  • 10 Policeman Who Became Lundy Authority 1962

    Mr Alfred Blackwell

  • Queen Picks Lundy For A Few Hours Off Duty

    The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and Princes Edward and Andrew enjoyed a day off on Sunday during

    Queen Picks Lundy For A Few Hours Off Duty - 12th August 1977

     

    The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and Princes Edward and Andrew enjoyed a day off on Sunday during their Westcounty tour with rare informality when they visited Lundy Island and walked over it for three hours in perfect weather.
    Only a handful of people knew of the projected visit and their lips were sealed until Saturday night when the island's 30 inhabitants plus 70 visitors were called to a meeting in the Church of St Helena, the only building large enough to contain them all.
    It was

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  • Church Damage May Total £1,000

    Between £700 and £1,000 worth of damage was caused to Lundy church following the exceptionally

    Church Damage May Total £1,000 - 12th October 1962

     

    Emergency Repairs On Lundy

    Between £700 and £1,000 worth of damage was caused to Lundy church following the exceptionally high winds of a fortnight ago.
    On Saturday builders went to the island in the Lundy Gannet to carry out emergency repairs to the east end window (which, in fact, faces south), part of which has crumbled away. But the Vicar of Appledore and priese-in-charge of Lundy (Rev Royston Dixon) considers that these repairs which will cost in the region of £200-£300, will be sufficient to last for several years.

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  • Lundy Tribute

    The 15cwt tenor bell of St Helena's Church on Lundy has been returned to the island following

    Lundy Tribute - 2nd April 1977

    22.4.1977 Lundy bell
     

    The 15cwt tenor bell of St Helena's Church on Lundy has been returned to the island following repair and is to be re-hung to ring out in honour of the Royal silver jubilee in June.

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  • A labour of love

    3 March 1961

    When Anthony and Myrtle Langham embarked on ‘attempt to collect together all available information about Lundy and to present as complete a picture of the island – past and present – as is yet possible’ they set themselves a monumental task.

    3.3.1961 Lundy book

    But it is apparent when reading ‘Lundy Bristol Channel’ that here was no task; only a labour of love – a privately printed edition limited to 250 copies – are crammed facts in profusion, but they have been woven into so interesting a tapestry that even those to whom Lundy is little more than a name, or perhaps a smudge on the horizon,

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  • Reverend Dixon is optimistic

    12 July 1957

    Day trippers to Lundy have given nearly £300 towards the maintenance of the island’s tiny church, writes the Vicar of Appledore, the Rev R C Dixon, in the current issue of Appledore Parish magazine.

    12.7.1957 Lundy Church

    Mr Dixon also comments “There was a time when I almost despaired of being able to put Lundy Church in good repair. Now I am becoming definitely optimistic”.
    The full Gazette article is dated 12 July 1957

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  • Destined for a seafood platter?

    23 June 1961

    Mr Arthur Strick, Lundy fisherman, discovered another Lundy giant at the weekend – in his lobster pots.

    23.6.1961 Lundy lobster

    Lundy is renowned for its lobsters, but this one, weighing 10lb, was described by Mr Trevor Davey (skipper of the ‘Lundy Gannet’) who brought it to the mainland, as ‘the biggest I ever saw’. It was consigned to the New Inn Hotel, Bideford.
    The full Gazette article is dated 23 June 1961

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  • Bells sold?

    23 August 1963

    As was briefly reported last week a decision has been made to sell the peal of eight bells of the church on the island of Lundy.

    23.8.1963 Lundy bell

    Announcing this in the current issue of his church magazine, the Vicar of Appledore, Rev R C Dixon, who is priest-in-charge of Lundy, writes that on a recent visit there he had further discussed the proposal with the island’s owner, Mr Albion Harman, with Miss Elsie Heaven, a great-niece of the founder of Lundy’s church, and with an informal meeting of islanders and regular visitors.
    Describing the bells as a beautiful peal, the Vicar

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  • Lerina is withdrawn

    17 November 1950

    Lundy boats

    1950 Lundy boats


    Photographed alongside each other at Bideford Quay are the 'Lerina' which, it is understood, is being withdrawn from the Lundy to the mainland service after being engaged on it for just over thirty years, and the 'Margaret Rose' (formerly the Clovelly lifeboat 'City of Nottingham') which is now undertaking a regular service between the island and the mainland.

    Gazette article dated 17 November 1950

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  • Montagu Plaque Gift At Appledore

    A plaque from the battleship HMS Montagu which was wrecked on Lundy in 1906 was presented to

    Montagu Plaque Gift At Appledore - 23rd June 1967

     

    A plaque from the battleship HMS Montagu which was wrecked on Lundy in 1906 was presented to St Mary's Church, Appledore, for safe keeping. It was presented by Captain Nelson Clover, RN, retired, now 80, who was midshipman on the Montaue when she ran aground. Accompanying him (in the photograph) is Rev Gilber Molesworthy of Berrimans, Northam, to whom he originally gave the plaque and who suggested it should find a home in Appledore Parish Church.
    A letter from Lord Montagu of Beaulieu said 'I was terribly interested to hear of

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  • Policeman Who Became Lundy Authority 1962

    Mr Alfred Blackwell

    Policeman Who Became Lundy Authority 1962

    Mr Blackwell Lundy 1962 Policeman

    Mr Alfred Blackwell of Instow, a former London police officer who retired and came to North Devon in 1936 celebrates his golden wedding anniversary. He wrote about Lundy extensively and has broadcast about it on many occasions.

     

     

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