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PUBLISHED: 16:07 26 March 2009 | UPDATED: 08:50 18 June 2010

75 years ago SIDMOUTH S distinguished resident, Sir Ambrose Fleming, F.R.S., of Greenfield, Manor Road, had a few pertinent words to say regarding the B.B.C. in an interview with the Daily Mail on Friday: The position in British broadcasting today is th

75 years ago

SIDMOUTH'S distinguished resident, Sir Ambrose Fleming, F.R.S., of Greenfield, Manor Road, had a few pertinent words to say regarding the B.B.C. in an interview with the Daily Mail on Friday: "The position in British broadcasting today is that we, the general public, have got to accept what the B.B.C. chiefs decide is good for us or else get nothing at all. The voice of public opinion is not being given a chance in broadcasting."

THE Sidmouth Crusaders, held their final Coffee Squash of the winter season on Friday 16, at the New Hall, Heydon's Lane. Although a gale raged in the afternoon, the weather cleared in the evening which resulted in a good attendance. It was agreed that the evening's entertainment was the best that had been held.

50 years ago

ON Thursday last members of Sidmouth Women Conservatives watched with great interest Mrs. Thornton, of the S.W. Electricity Board, demonstrating the cooking of quick and easy puddings, at our Conservative Hall, Heydon's Lane. Fruit, fresh and tinned, was the basis of the dishes: one, 'Peachbloom Pie' being a delicious confection with a meringue top. 'Apricot Upside Down' pudding was a more substantial dish'; 'Pineapple Candles' and 'Banana Mushrooms' followed, delighting the eye.

A VERY enjoyable evening Social was arranged by the Sid Vale Ladies' Slate Club on Thursday, March 5, at The Old Meeting Schoolroom. Entertainment included a 'potted pantomime,' 'Cindrella,' which managed, in between the laughter, to tell the complete story in fifteen minutes.

25 years ago

THE former Hills' Garage in High Street, Sidmouth, is being turned into a thriving antiques market by the owners. In what was the workshop area of the garage, they now hope shoppers will be able to buy all they need under one roof. Mr Leon Percik, owner, said: "Already we are receiving enthusiastic enquiries."

CHARGING is to be introduced at Sidford car park later this year when motorists will have to pay 10p to stay for up to an hour and 20p for longer periods. The decision to introduce charges at the car park, which until now has been free, was made by the EDDC's Transportation Committee on Monday, despite a recommendation from the treasurer, Mr. Colin Moseley, that it would be barely worth it.


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