Please adjust the view until the theater is clearly visible. The Barnstaple Liberal Association is set up. I loved our old Type A BTH machines which were installed ten years before I started as a young apprentice,they never gave any trouble and films rarely broke even though copies in those days were often in poor condition. The jobs at Torrington’s milk factory are at risk following tighter milk quotas. A local estate agent reports that half of all house sales in North Devon are to people from the Midlands. Bideford Rugby Club is said to be bankrupt. The caravan park at Lynton’s Valley of the Rocks is to close. A young Barnstaple architect takes 2 years to build a model airplane 56′ by 10′ in size.

A vintage photograph of the Strand Cinema in Ken Roe on April 6, at 3: Barnstaple shops are closed to mark the death of Prince Albert. A Langtree father is gaoled for neglecting his 15 children. The ketch Irene leaves North Devon for the last time. Whilst I was there it was a very busy cinema catering mainly for Summer holiday visitors. Appledore lifeboat helmsman John Pavitt is awarded a gallantry medal for saving a windsurfer. The Strand Cinema was opened on 21st July

Bideford names its riverside walk after its French twin Landivisiau. Bideford Conservative Club vote to admit women as members – after a century of refusal. Dempster a Barnstaple dentist is divorced after his wife catches him with prostitutes.

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Philip Broomhead of Ilfracombe becomes principal dancer of the Royal Ballet aged Electric light is installed at the Barbrook Wesleyan chapel in Lynton. Bideford’s James Paterson, North Devon’s ‘best known and best liked’ bidfford, dies aged Mary’s church in Bideford buys a new archive chest.


Mary Jones aged 70 dies after 40 years as an inmate of the Pilton Poorhouse. No one has favorited this theater yet. Demand to attend the Barnstaple Picturedrome is so great that people are denied entry. The Bideford Secondary School headmaster bans his pupils from wearing ‘vivid shirts.

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A fire destroys the huge dining room at the Westward Ho! Please adjust the view until the theater is clearly visible. William Stacey alias ‘Billy on the Road’ is charged with theft at Torrington. A local estate agent reports that half of all house sales in North Devon are to people from the Midlands. North Devon Civil Defence is under strength. James Jarvis a Barnstaple tailor drowns whilst swimming in the Taw.

A Buckland Brewer pig farm is ordered to stop flooding the village with bideforrd. Chulmleigh Carnival is disrupted by a spoof ‘ban the bomb’ protestor. Eric Evans on April 6, at 4: Bingo sessions are to be run in Barnstaple’s Queen Hall.

Ilfracombe Conservatives raise just 37p in annual subscriptions. Recent comments view all 7 comments. A light plane crashes at Eaglescott airfield, Burrington cinena the pilot dies.

Cinema opening programme: Strand Cinema, Bideford, Devon

A hovercraft link between Ilfracombe and South Wales is being developed. Ceilings in the Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple collapse after a gas explosion. A plan for a floating dock at Instow is published. biideford

New ‘Skipper’ trains are introduced on the Barnstaple-Exeter line. Captain Dark retires after 40 years of delivering mail to Lundy. The developers behind Barnstaple’s Green Lanes scheme are told ‘to get on with it or get out. A council estate of 40 houses at Fremington is given the go-ahead.


A proposed dam in Bideford’s Kenwith Valley could lead to ‘ghastly consequences’ warns a local councillor. Tourists from South Wales in Bideford are denounced as rowdy and badly behaved. South Molton band ‘Gebo’ release their first single on Pinnacle Records. Henry Westcott is elected spoof ‘Mayor’ of North Molton. The Strand car park in Barnstaple is to become a bus station. The Barnstaple Picturedrome is showing ‘a great detective drama’.

I erected it myself before my retirement, I also found this machine very easy to lace up compared to many other type of projectors. Barnstaple’s Catholic leaders are accused of ‘half hearted’ attempts to save their old church.

If anyone would like any more info, I would be happy to help. Which ended up being replaced in most of our the Theatres very quickly.

Catherine Parnell, sister of the Irish leader C. Women on Stranr estate, Barnstaple campaign against a rent rise of 12p per week. We will then do our best to fix it. Barnstaple town council order Coronation Mugs from C. In if my memory is correct we installed one of the 6 sets of Brand new Westrex s equipments in Bideford.

A vintage photograph of the Strand Cinema in