Feeling nostalgic? Have a trip down Sidmouth's Memory Lane...

PUBLISHED: 16:38 26 February 2009 | UPDATED: 08:35 18 June 2010

75 years ago OF all the activities of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals there can be no doubt that the stimulation of interest in, and thought for animals amongst children is the one which brings the surest and greatest results.

75 years ago

OF all the activities of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals there can be no doubt that the stimulation of interest in, and thought for animals amongst children is the one which brings the surest and greatest results. Thanks to the kindness of the proprietors of the Radway cinema, the Sidmouth, Sidbury and Salcombe Regis Auxiliary of the Society was able to give a most interesting exhibition of films last Thursday afternoon to about 500 school children.

DR W J S Lockyer, Director of the Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth, gave an interesting lecture on "Astronomy" at the Washington Singer Laboratory, Exeter, on Monday. Describing some of the apparatus used in studying the stellar regions, Dr Lockyer said the sensitiveness of the modern photographic plate made it possible to make very long exposures.

50 years ago

IF critics who pined for Sidmouth to return to the "good old days" were to cast their minds back to that pre-war era they would find they were good for the few, but perhaps good for the few, but perhaps not for the many, Mr. F. A.C. Pinney, Chairman of the Sidmouth Urban Council, suggested on Friday at the Royal London Hotel of the Sidmouth Town Silver Band.

THE Sidmouth and District Hotels and Caterers Association's annual banquet, held at the Victoria Hotel on Tuesday of last week was attended by 110 guests. Proposing the toast of the Association, Mr. F. A. C. Pinney said the industry was responsible for the largest earning of overseas currency which this country enjoyed.

25 years ago

LYING bound and gagged as masked raiders searched her house, all 68 year old Miss Norah Whitney could think about was her 96-year-old mother in bed in the next room. Speaking publicly of her ordeal this week for the first time, she said: "I knew that if my mother had been confronted by these men, she would have died of a heart attack."

SIDMOUTH Town Council has signed away more than half of its fund for grants to the tennis section of the town's Cricket Club. The Finance Committee agreed on Monday to make a grant of £2,700 towards converting three grass courts to all-weather playing surfaces-a sum which will be match by EDDC under its recreation policy.


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