Category: In the News – historical newspaper articles


Tourist Brochure – 4,000 guides to be printed in 1951

Thursday 2nd November 1950 North Devon Journal New Publicity Committee for Woolacombe 4,000 guides to be printed in 1951 A publicity and guide committee for Woolacombe was formed at a meeting on Tuesday, when hopes were expressed that the village…

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Woolacombe Improvements (1946)

22 August 1946 Woolacombe Improvements No “Miniature Blackpool” The recent announcement in the “Journal-Herald” that Messrs, Parkin Amusements were embarking on a £50,000 scheme for Woolacombe was received with mixed feelings in the resort, the inhabitants visualizing the creation as…

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A Mortehoe Gospel, the recollection of a visitor to Mortehoe (1882)

Thursday 31st August 1882 North Devon Journal A Morte-Hoe Gospel The following sketch by a visitor to Morte-hoe appeared in a recent issue of the Echo. I can’t say the inn was clean, but then, as the landlady said “they…

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