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  • 1 H.R.H. Duke of Edinburgh to Visit Bideford in October 1952

    King George's Playing Field Opening Ceremony

  • 2 Son born to Princess Elizabeth

    Bells and telegrams in North Devon

  • 3 HRH Princess Margaret

    21st Birthday

  • 4 HRH Duke of Edinburgh

    Souvenir key

  • 5 Prince Charles to visit Appledore

    Scillonian

  • 6 William Coates and the Royal baby

    8 October 1982

  • 7 Royal Visit to Barum 1956

    Torridge cheers

  • 8 East-the-Water schoolchildren send Silver Wedding anniversary card

    10 November 1972

  • 9 Did she land?

    9 May 1958

  • 10 The Mayor asks for voluntary contributions of no more than 1s

    November 1947

  • 11 Aged 9

    2 November 1962

  • 12 How North Devon celebrated the Royal Wedding in 1947

    25 November 1947

  • 13 Duke of Edinburgh to Visit Appledore Yard 1971

    Westcountry tour

  • H.R.H. Duke of Edinburgh to Visit Bideford in October 1952

    King George's Playing Field Opening Ceremony

    H.R.H. Duke of Edinburgh to Visit Bideford in October 1952

    H.R.H. Duke of Edinburgh to Visit Bideford in October 1952

    Royalty. King George's Playing Field Opening Ceremony. The first time for 24 years that Bideford has had a Royal visit. The Duke of Edinburgh is President of the National Playing Fields Association. Lord Fortescue, Mr BG Lampard-Vachell, Col GA Wadham, Ald WH Chubb

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  • Son born to Princess Elizabeth

    Bells and telegrams in North Devon

    Son born to Princess Elizabeth 16th November 1948 Royalty

    son born to princess elizabeth Royalty.  Bells in many North Devon churches pealed out and flags were flown yesterday to mark the birth of a son to Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, which was announced at 10.10 p.m. on Sunday.

    At Bideford Borough magistrates' court, the Chairman of the magistrates, Ald H A W Huxham, said they were very happy to know of the birth of a son to Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth.

    Arrangements were in hand at Torrington for a bonfire to be lit in the evening.  To the Duke and Duchess

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  • HRH Princess Margaret

    21st Birthday

    H.R.H. Princess Margaret 24th August 1951 - Royalty

    H.R.H. Princess Margaret From the far corners of the Commonwealth came loyal greetings and best wishes to H.R.H. Princess Margaret on her 21st Birthday.  Above is a photo taken by Mr Cecil Beaton, and which had royal approval, to celebrate the occasion.

    Among the messages of greeting received by the Princess was a telegram from the Mayor of Bideford, Mr W H Copp, which read: "Inhabitants of ancient Borough, Manor and Port of Bideford, Devon, offer warm and respectful congratulations on this auspicious anniversary. - Copp, Mayor."

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  • HRH Duke of Edinburgh

    Souvenir key

    Souvenir Key 31st October 1952 - Royalty

    Souvenir KeyPictured above is the silver key with which His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh unlocked the memorial entrance gates to King George's Field, Bideford.

    The key which was made by Mr W J A Corke, Principal of Bideford School of Art, was presented to His Royal Highness as a memento of the occasion.

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  • Prince Charles to visit Appledore

    Scillonian

    Prince Charles to visit Appledore to name Scillonian 07.04.1977 - Royalty

    Prince Charles to visit Appledore His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is to visit Appledore on May 17th to name the £2 million M/V Scillonian which is now under construction at the yard of Appledore Shipbuilders.

    The Prince will visit Appledore Shipbuilders during what is understood will be a short Westcountry helicopter tour which will include a stop at the Scillies.

    The Prince of Wales will literally be following in the footsteps of his father for Prince Philip visited the Appledore shipyard in November 1971 after he had seen work on the replica of

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  • William Coates and the Royal baby

    8 October 1982

    William gets reply from the Palace 8th October 1982 - Royalty

    william

    William gets reply from the Palace Five year old William Coates of Abbotsham Road, Bideford - Pictured above with his mother - was so proud that the royal baby of Prince Charles and Princess Diana was given the same christian name as himself that he just had to write them a letter.

    William has been delighted to receive a letter of thanks from Buckingham Palace and has taken it to show his friends at St  Mary's School, Bideford.

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  • Royal Visit to Barum 1956

    Torridge cheers

    Royal Visit to Barum 04.05.1956

    Royal Visit to Barum 04.05.1956

    Royalty.  The flags are going up at Barnstaple in preparation for a right Royal welcome to North Devon for Her Majesty the Queen and H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh who visit Barnstaple next Tuesday.  High Sheriff of Devon, Major DFB Stucley (Mayor of Bideford), Mrs Stucley, 4th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment, Cllr. AW Clarke, Ald. CF Dart, Miss Joan Sanders, Lord Clinton

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  • East-the-Water schoolchildren send Silver Wedding anniversary card

    10 November 1972

    The children of class seven of East-the-Water CP School, Bideford, made a silver wedding card and sent it, bearing all their names, to the Queen and Prince Philip who celebrate their silver wedding anniversary on November 20th.

    November 1972 Royal reply

    The children, who are aged seven to eight, were thrilled to receive this week a letter in reply from Buckingham Palace. A lady-in-waiting on behalf of the Queen wrote thanking the class for their good wishes and kindly thought.

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  • Did she land?

    9 May 1958

    Landing depends on wind not being in the east.

    9.5.1958 Lundy Queen Mother

    Lundy will have its first visit from a member of the British Royal Family when Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, steps ashore on the island on Sunday afternoon.
    Provided there is no easterly wind, the Britannia, in which the Queen Mother returns home from Northern Ireland tomorrow will anchor in Lundy Roads off the tiny landing beach on the east coast of the island.
    As she steps ashore the Queen Mother will be greeted by the owner of Lundy, Mr Albion Harman, and will meet the inhabitants who now number about

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  • The Mayor asks for voluntary contributions of no more than 1s

    November 1947

    H.R.H Princess Elizabeth

    November 1947 Royal wedding

    Sir, - The adjourned meeting to consider how best to co-operate in the County scheme to make a wedding gift to HRM Princess Elizabeth, was held on Wednesday last and a very satisfactory attendance of representatives approved the following:
    1. That we should support the County Scheme under which donations are limited to 1s per person
    2. That Banks, Schools and Organisations make their own arrangements.
    3. That Shopkeepers be asked to display a notice and to keep a box or book for the convenience of their customers.
    4. That Miss L May, of the Town Council’s Accountancy

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  • Aged 9

    2 November 1962

    Happiest girl in North Devon on Saturday was nine year old Susan Petherick, of Northam Road, Garage, Bideford, for she won the right to meet Princess Margaret in London next month.

    2.11.1962 Susan Petherick

    She will present to the Princess on behalf of the North Devon auxiliary of the London Missionary Society, a purse of money towards the Society’s new missionary ship, the John Williams 7th, completed at a cost of £100,000.
    The first boat was built by John Williams, a pioneer missionary, who operated it in the South Seas, and who was martyred.
    Who should represent North Devon was decided at a

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  • How North Devon celebrated the Royal Wedding in 1947

    25 November 1947

    The thunderous cheers of the London crowds which greeted HRH Princess Elizabeth and HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on each occasion when they appeared in public on Thursday, their wedding day, found an echo in the hearts of West country folk.

    1947 Royal wedding

    While celebrations were on simple lines for the most part, they were a mark of the genuine affection of the people of this part of the country for their Royal Highnesses who have both been associated with the West country at various times. The Princess visited Dartmouth some years ago as a Sea Ranger and only last year

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  • Duke of Edinburgh to Visit Appledore Yard 1971

    Westcountry tour

    Duke of Edinburgh to Visit Appledore Yard in November 24.09.1971 

    Duke of Edinburgh to Visit Appledore Yard in November 24.09.1971Royalty.  The Duke of Edinburgh is to visit Appledore Shipbuilders Ltd on November 12th at the start of a short Westcountry tour. Lord Roborough, Vice-Admiral Sir Peveril William-Powlett, Jim Venus.

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