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.
"I was delighted with our discipline against Bideford. They were physical and left in a few late ones but we didn't react and just stuck to our game."
Mrs MacKeown, from near Bideford, North Devon, will accompany it home on Sunday.
EVESHAM eased into the first qualifying round with a comfortable win against Screwfix Premier Division side Bideford at Common Road.
The pair were working on deserted rural land between Barnstaple and Bideford in north Devon when they found an old plastic carrier bag spilling over with the stash of cocaine.
As she prepared to drive off from Bideford Gardens at the junction with Marine Avenue at around 1.35pm on Monday, a man approached her passenger side door.
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.
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