Westward Ho!A Selection of News Articles Related to Westward Ho!

  • 1 Women’s Institute’s 20th Birthday Celebrations

    In March 1968, the Gazette reported Westward Ho!’s Women’s Institute’s

  • 2 Follies Presents Pantomime at Kingsley Hall

    For the 18th successive year, Westward Ho! Follies presents

  • 3 Braddicks Amusements New Line of Go-Karts

    1968 and Braddicks Amusements Ltd is developing a new line of battery

  • 4 Letter to the Editor of Bideford Gazette in 1939

    Mr Inkerman Rogers' research

  • 5 Westward Ho! Carnival

    Mr Jim Martin, joint honorary organiser

  • 6 Wedding - 1945

    There was much interest in the wedding on January 30th at the High Street Methodist Church, Bideford

  • 7 New pavilion for Westward Ho!

    Loan promised from Northam council

  • 8 Westward Ho! golfer

    Trapnell

  • Women’s Institute’s 20th Birthday Celebrations

    In March 1968, the Gazette reported Westward Ho!’s Women’s Institute’s

    Women’s Institute’s 20th Birthday Celebrations - March 1968

    Women’s Institute’s 20th Birthday Celebrations
     

    In March 1968, the Gazette reported Westward Ho!’s Women’s Institute’s 20th birthday celebrations which were held in the Kingsley Hall. Seventy eight members and friends sat down to a 4-course dinner with guests of honour, Mr and Mrs Bob Mitchell. The cake, made by Mrs A Powell, was decorated with 20 red roses, one for each year.

     
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  • Follies Presents Pantomime at Kingsley Hall

    For the 18th successive year, Westward Ho! Follies presents

    Follies Presents Pantomime at Kingsley Hall - February 1968

    Follies Presents Pantomime at Kingsley Hall
     

    For the 18th successive year, Westward Ho! Follies presents a pantomime at the Kingsley Hall. In 1968 it’s Cinderella, presented in three acts with Ada Powell scripting, producing and directing this colourful and entertaining show. Jackie Turner’s dancing group members are in the Fantasia and Fairies ballroom dance. Decoration is by Kingsley Decorators.

     
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  • Braddicks Amusements New Line of Go-Karts

    1968 and Braddicks Amusements Ltd is developing a new line of battery

    Braddicks Amusements New Line of Go-Karts - March 1968

    Braddicks Amusements New Line of Go-Karts
     

    1968 and Braddicks Amusements Ltd is developing a new line of battery operated go-karts. Mr Graham Braddick (top left) hopes that this enterprise, which he sees as backing Britain, may be exported. The assembly line is at East-the-Water.

     
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  • Letter to the Editor of Bideford Gazette in 1939

    Mr Inkerman Rogers' research

    Mr Inkerman Rogers’ Researches - 1939

    January 1939 Inkerman Rogers

    Letter to the Editor


    Sir, The pebble ridge along the coast around the bay extends from Hartland Point to Northam Burrows. The banking up of the pebbles in the rocky coves and against the base of the cliffs, and also the travel of the material along the shore are due to tidal wave action. The travel of the shingle is confined to the beach, and it is never found drifting where the water is deep. Frequently the shore is denuded of shingle by wave action accompanied by heavy ground swell from the great Atlantic, while in other

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  • Westward Ho! Carnival

    Mr Jim Martin, joint honorary organiser

    Proud Moment!

    1955 Jim Martin

    Everything is set. Thousands of spectators are lining the mile long route. The Carnival Queen is on her throne, and the attendant Carnival tableaux and characters have been judged and marshalled ... the procession is about to begin!
    Mr Jim Martin, joint hon. organiser for Westward Ho! Youth Club, kindly spares a moment for a snapshot. His gaily coloured straw boater is characteristic of the personal zest and lead he has given to the Westward Ho! Youth Cub section, and which helped to make the Carnival an outstanding success.

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  • Wedding - 1945

    There was much interest in the wedding on January 30th at the High Street Methodist Church, Bideford

    Bideford - Westward Ho! Wedding - 13th February 1945

     

    L.A.C. David Lang and Miss Daphne Stevens

    There was much interest in the wedding on January 30th at the High Street Methodist Church, Bideford, between L.A.C David Charles Blake Lang, R.A.F., eldest son of Mr F G and the late Mrs Lang, of 36 Old Town, Bideford, and Miss Daphne Grace Stevens, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs J Stevens, of 2 Eastbourne Terrace, Westward Ho!
    The Rev. T E Clarke officiated at the ceremony.
    Mrs. Cox presided at the organ, the hymns sung being "The Voice that breathed o'er Eden" and

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  • New pavilion for Westward Ho!

    Loan promised from Northam council

    New pavilion for Westward Ho cricket 1972

    4.2.1972 WHo pavilion

    Bideford Littleham and Westward Ho! cricket club are planning a new pavilion. A loan from Northam Urban Council of £2000 was promised by Mr Ralph Evers.

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  • Westward Ho! golfer

    Trapnell

    True Westward Ho! golfers - 1959

    Westward Ho! golfer - David Trapnell

    It was a pleasure to see Mr and Mrs E H Trapnell walk into the Royal North Devon Golf Club the other evening to see their youngest son, David, now aged 41, receive the Devon amateur open golf championship cup for the fourth time, for Mr Trapnell himself used to be an enthusiastic golfer. That dates back to the days of the friendly 'Sabbath Breakers Club' when official RND Sunday golf was taboo, and the flags were removed from the greens. The late Johnnie Vile used to go ahead and mark the greens for the

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