Bideford


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Bideford

(bĭd`əfərd), town (1985 est. 12,300), Devon, SW England, on the Torridge estuary. Formerly a major seaport, it still maintains some foreign trade (timber is imported) and has a boatbuilding industry. Tourism and the manufacture of gloves and concrete products are other important industries. Bideford supplied ships used in the defeat of the Spanish Armada (1588) and was a port of embarkation for colonists going to America. It also participated in the colonial tobacco and salt-fish trade. A 24-arch stone bridge dating from the 15th cent. spans the Torridge estuary.
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The yacht was then in the Bristol Channel, at the entrance to Bideford Bay.
There are letters waiting for me at Bideford," he said.
Off the port of Bideford, the boat was sent ashore to the post-office, the yacht standing off and on, waiting the appearance of the letters.
As she prepared to drive off from Bideford Gardens at the junction with Marine Avenue at around 1.
He then fled on foot in the direction of Bideford Gardens, before turning left on to the back lane, which leads to Ilfracombe Gardens.
Family, friends and cricketing team-mates said their last goodbyes at All Hallows Church in Woolsery, Bideford.
Olsen Energy notifies on suspension of Bideford Dolphin rig
Norwegian oil company Statoil ASA has announced it will put on hold the contract for semi-submersible Bideford Dolphin with Fred Olsen Energy.
A RYAN PROSSER penalty on 70 minutes proved to be sufficient to move Merthyr up to 11th in the Southern League Premier Division and also condemn hosts Bideford to relegation.
We were staying at nearby Bideford Bay, a hilltop Parks Resort holiday village on the north Devon coast, where many of the caravans boast sea views.
They built a hotel on an undeveloped part of the Devon coast, three miles north of Bideford, and named it after the book.