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    Pilton Green Man Characters from 1995

    This photograph from Green Man Day 1995 shows (from left to right) Barum Brewer Tim Webster (as the Green Man), John Knight (a Bradiford Resident), Ken Vagg (a Pilton resident and chiropracter) and...

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    An Evacuee Comes To Bradiford, 1940

    Born in 1935, the young John Onslow was evacuated from Croydon to Devon in 1940, during the Second World War. The photograph shows him with his host family, Mr. and Mrs. Ridd. Gwen and Harold Ridd ...

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    The Last 'King' of Pilton 1982

    The first Pilton Festival was a two month series of events in June and July of 1982, and as part of the festivities a 'King' was proclaimed on the day of the Medieval Market and Historical Pageant ...

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    Mysterious Death of a Bradiford Gentleman in 1875

    Henry John Turberville, who was formerly known as Henry John Blackmore and was the elder brother of Richard Doddridge (R D) Blackmore, the author of 'Lorna Doone', died in very mysterious circumsta...

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    The Sign of The Three Tuns in Barnstaple

    The Three Tuns was once a very popular pub on Barnstaple High Street and was marketed as "the oldest tavern in the oldest street in the oldest borough in Britain" - not completely true but a good s...

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    Bradiford ladies

    A day in the life of Bradiford and neighbours gather to chat. In the doorway of no 19 is Frances Williams (nee Hobbs), eldest daughter of builder Jack Hobbs and his wife, and sister of Joan Hobbs. ...

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    Hobbs and Smith Men at Work in 1960s

    This photograph shows a team of men from Hobbs and Smith Builders, who were based in Bradiford on land used in the 1960s to build the houses in what is now Meadow Road. Pictured on the top girder a...

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    Fire at Bradiford 1974

    The fire destroyed much of the interior and all but the sturdiest timbers of the house beside the main road out of Bradiford towards Ilfracombe. It was on July 18 1974. The building was also floode...

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