Sidmouth Memory Lane
PUBLISHED: 18:01 22 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:19 17 June 2010
75 years ago THE total rainfall in Sidmouth for the year 1933 was 27.805 inches, whilst the amount of bright sunshine registered was 1886.8 hours. Rain fell on 168 days. THE Sidmouth Troop of Scouts, like many other public-spirited institutions, has in
75 years ago
THE total rainfall in Sidmouth for the year 1933 was 27.805 inches, whilst the amount of bright sunshine registered was 1886.8 hours. Rain fell on 168 days.
THE Sidmouth Troop of Scouts, like many other public-spirited institutions, has in the present era of financial stress, fallen on somewhat difficult times and with a view to relieving the situation, local ex-Scouts and friends of the movement conceived the happy idea of forming a Supporters' club to raise funds on its behalf. And on Thursday evening the suggestion was put on a concrete basis, when a public meeting unanimously approved of the project and elected a Committee to make the necessary preliminary arrangements.
50 years ago
HOUSEWIVES who receive door-to-door canvassers offering for sale goods stated to be made by blind or other disabled persons will be able to co-operate in the new enforcement of a new Act of Parliament which came into operation on Thursday, Jan. 1st, 1959. While there are many genuine organisations assisting disabled people by giving them sheltered employment, some traders attempt to exploit the sympathy and goodwill which is generally felt by the public for the handicapped.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Club Members will agree that the first half of the winter session has provided much of interest, help and entertainment, and before thinking of summer outings and the next exhibition in the autumn, there is a further excellent programme to be enjoyed.
25 years ago
SIDMOUTH is to be the focal point of two television programmes on the former folk/rock group, The Strawbs, and the influence East Devon had on their music. The programmes, to be screened by T.S.W. in the spring, will feature a reunion concert by the band at The Radway Cinema. It will be the first time that those premises have been used for such a live event since the Yetties appeared there several years ago.
A 21-year-old Swiss student flies back to his home town this weekend after a six-week stay in Sidmouth. Claude-Alain Brosscard returns to Le Locle, which is being lined up as Sidmouth's twin town, and he will take with him fond memories of the Sid Valley. "I have enjoyed my stay and would like to come back to Sidmouth," said Alain.
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