Memory Lane

PUBLISHED: 09:00 10 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:11 17 June 2010

75 years ago The Old Year passed out, appropriately enough, in a blaze of moontide glory. 1933 will indeed be remembered as a really golden year from a meteorological point of view, and in common with the country in general Sidmouth experienced a glorio

75 years ago

The Old Year passed out, appropriately enough, in a blaze of moontide glory. 1933 will indeed be remembered as a really golden year from a meteorological point of view, and in common with the country in general Sidmouth experienced a gloriously fine summer, followed by an equally dry and bright autumntide which lasted into late October.

The children of which there are over one hundred, of the St. Francis' Church Sunday School, had their Christmas Parties in St. Francis' Church Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. On Tuesday the senior children had a most enjoyable time: a sumptuous tea; games; a thrilling and amusing "Punch and Judy" Show; distribution of reward books and certificates for the School Year, 1932-33.

50 years ago

After a long discussion at the monthly meeting of Sidmouth Urban District Council on Tuesday evening, the Council decided not to accept the proposals as put forward by the Police for "No Waiting" orders in the main streets and instead decided to consult with the Police as to the provision of "No Waiting" bays in certain of the main streets and/or a system of one-way traffic.

Mr. Clifford Brown has arranged a Celebrity Recital to take place on Friday, March 20th, at the Manor Pavilion. Robert Masters (violin) and Ross Pratt (pianoforte) will give a sonata recital on that day. Mr. Brown tells us that on this occasion he will have to rely upon the musical folk in the valley and district to come forward and eagerly support this venture.

25 years ago

The East Devon District Council is to take no part in the argument on whether the village of Sidbury should form its own parish council independently of Sidmouth Town Council. Even though a working party was set up by the district council to discuss Sidbury's application for parish status, it was agreed that the council should not voice opinions on any of them.

The Bridge End at Newton Poppleford, one of East Devon's top restaurants, is changing hands- but not its style. When Ray and Rosalind Jackson-Smith decided to buy the Bridge End, they took the unusual step of spending four weeks working with Barry and Ann Cox, the owners, to find out how the restaurant is run.


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