After weeks of uncertainty the Bideford boatbuilding firm of M W Blackmore and Sons Ltd is to go into liquidation, a meeting of shareholders has decided.
A liquidator has been appointed.
The managing director, Mr Harold Blackmore, said that at a meeting of creditors on Friday no one had any alternative to put forward.
The family business, which was founded at Appledore in 1870, has been Bideford’s biggest employer of labour.
The full Gazette article is dated 4 January 1963