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 Mr Yatman is told 'no'

    The Pines, Atlantic Way

  • 6 Westward Ho! Carnival

    Mr Jim Martin, joint honorary organiser

  • 7 Wedding - 1945

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

  • 8 Between Beach Road and Avon Lane

    1962

  • 9 Mr Christopher Mitchell and Miss Sally Jones are married

    Reception at Kenwith Castle Country Club

  • 10 Bought privately

    3 November 1972

  • 11 John Beer passes on

    17 November 1950

  • 12 New pavilion for Westward Ho!

    Loan promised from Northam council

  • 13 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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  • Mr Yatman is told 'no'

    The Pines, Atlantic Way

    Mr J H Yatman of Westward Ho! has lost an appeal to the Minister of Housing and Local Government against the refusal of Northam Urban Council to permit him to build two pairs of holiday bungalows at his home, ‘The Pines’, Atlantic Way.

    1965 WHo planning appeal - The Pines

    The appeal was decided on the written representations of the parties and following a visit to the site by an officer of the Ministry.
    The Minister points out that ‘The Pines’ is a large, old house, with an associated area of about six acres, on the south side of Atlantic Way. The main access to the property

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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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  • Between Beach Road and Avon Lane

    1962

    Recommendation by the Housing and Public Health Committee that an application for variation of planning consent to permit permanent occupation of chalets at the Golden Bay Hotel, Westward Ho! for Mr D R Norris, would be recommended for refusal was rejected by Northam Urban Council.

    1962 WHo new estate

    Instead it was agreed that a sub-committee should inspect the chalets although the Rev A E Green pointed out that every member of the Council had been invited to do so. ‘If they are interested enough they can see them, and if they are not that is that’ he said.

    When the committee recommended that

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  • Mr Christopher Mitchell and Miss Sally Jones are married

    Reception at Kenwith Castle Country Club

    Mr Christopher Eric Mitchell, elder son of Mr and Mrs Eric James Mitchell, of Homestar, Golf Links Road, Westward Ho! on Saturday married Miss Suzanne (Sally) Jones, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Glyn Jones, of 59 Lime Grove, Bideford.

    1965 Mitchell Jones wedding 1965 Mitchell Jones wedding

    The bride is employed at the Bideford branch of Lloyd’s Bank and the bridegroom by Aircraft Marine Products Ltd, of Appledore.
    The Rev Ernest Adley officiated at the service in St Mary’s Church, Bideford, and the organist Mr J R Trigger accompanied the hymns. The bridesmaids were the Misses Josephine Little and Patricia Mitchell. Best man was Mr Frank Grimwood

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  • Bought privately

    3 November 1972

    The Cutty Sark, a lock-up gift shop at Westward Ho! was withdrawn from auction at £14,500 but sold immediately afterwards to a local buyer at an increased figure. 

    1972 Cutty Sark

    Auctioneers were Messrs Price, Ogden and Stubbs.

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  • John Beer passes on

    17 November 1950

    With the passing of John Beer, Westward Ho! has lost one of its most interesting and popular personalities.

    1950 John Beer WHo

    It was amazing what a wealth of stories he could tell of past events – the old days when the United Services College occupied Kingsley Terrace; the erection of the Pier; the light railway along the cliffs – all these things and a host of others.
    But it is less for his knowledge of local history than for his cheery smile of greeting that we shall miss him. I am sure no one could meet and speak to him, as he travelled roads with

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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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