Nostalgia: Sidmouth in 1980

Sidmouth Remembrance day service. Ref shs Remembrance day Nost 1980. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archiv

Sidmouth Remembrance day service. Ref shs Remembrance day Nost 1980. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archive - Credit: Archant

This month, image curator Alex Walton takes a look at the 1980 collection of Sidmouth Herald news photographs.

Hotelliers and traders receiving the Britain in Bloom Gordon Ford trophy. Ref shs Sid Brit in Bloom

Hotelliers and traders receiving the Britain in Bloom Gordon Ford trophy. Ref shs Sid Brit in Bloom trophy Nost 1980. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archive - Credit: Archant

The solemn sight of Sidmouth residents gathered around the war memorial on Remembrance Day in 1980, is one of many striking pictures retrieved from the Herald archives this month. Also found is an endearing image of a newborn foal with its mother and their keeper and a small crowd of admiring spectators at the Donkey Sanctuary. Another super photo depicts the young Bagwell lads on the beach with their monster 25lb cod catch.

These pictures including others, such as a flower show, rugby trials and a ploughing match, are but some of the many thousands of images in the archive that show the varied life and times of Sidmouth townsfolk in 1980.

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Buckland Farm ploughing match at Sidford. Ref shs Ploughing match Nost 1980. Picture: Sidmouth Heral

Buckland Farm ploughing match at Sidford. Ref shs Ploughing match Nost 1980. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archive - Credit: Archant

New arrival - Twyny, at the Donkey Sanctuary. Ref shs New donkey at sanctuary Nost 1980-3. Picture:

New arrival - Twyny, at the Donkey Sanctuary. Ref shs New donkey at sanctuary Nost 1980-3. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archive - Credit: Archant

The Bagwell boys with their 25lb cod catch. Ref shs Bagwell catch Nost 1980. Picture: Sidmouth Heral

The Bagwell boys with their 25lb cod catch. Ref shs Bagwell catch Nost 1980. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archive - Credit: Archant

The War Memorial club snooker team. Ref shs Snooker team Nost 1980. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archive

The War Memorial club snooker team. Ref shs Snooker team Nost 1980. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archive - Credit: Archant

The Sidmouth Rugby Club trial match. Ref shs Sid RFC trials Nost 1980-1. Picture: Sidmouth Herald ar

The Sidmouth Rugby Club trial match. Ref shs Sid RFC trials Nost 1980-1. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archive - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth gardening club's flower and veg show. Ref shs Sid Flower show Nost 1980. Picture: Sidmouth

Sidmouth gardening club's flower and veg show. Ref shs Sid Flower show Nost 1980. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archive - Credit: Archant


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