Bideford Through Time by Peter Christie,Graham Hobbs

By Peter Christie,Graham Hobbs

Bideford enjoys a surprising situation in North Devon. Sited astride the River Torridge its halves are associated via the thirteenth-century bridge with its twenty-four arches all of other sizes. based by way of the Saxons it has had a protracted and interesting background as a port and industry city. From its quays sailed the 1st colonising enterprise to the hot international. Sir Richard Grenville, the 1st local American to be buried in England lies in its churchyard. Used because the place for Charles Kingsley's Victorian bestseller Westward Ho!, it observed its tourism advance enormously. this day, the slender city centre streets lead all the way down to a tree-lined quay, which bustles noisily with fishing vessels, shipment and enjoyment boats. seriously look into Bideford outdated and new during this attention-grabbing selection of conscientiously chosen photos on the way to shock and enjoyment an individual who is aware and loves the area.

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