Bideford, Devon
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bideford and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Wembley Convalecent Home, Near Bideford North Devon

In 1948 when I was 9 years old I was sent to Wembley convalescent home in North Bideford after recovering from scarlet fever, I loved it there, it was like heaven on earth. we had no education, all we had to do was read a passage from the bible that we were unfamiliar with and learn it off ...Read full memory

A memory of Bideford by gladysfoley

East The Water

Hi Folks, I am looking for an old photograph. Just over the bridge on the East The Water side of Bideford is the parking lot for the Royal Hotel. In days gone by, and in my youth, as I was born in Torrington Street, it used to be a square. At the edge of the square which was the bridge end of Torrington Street was a fish and ...Read full memory

A memory of Bideford by Eddie Neylon

Memories Of My Life And Family In Bideford.

I was born in 1954 in Bideford. I went to a small private school near the strand but it closed down, then went to church infants school near St Mary's Church, then to another school near Abbotsham Road , then Geneva School. I had lots of relatives living in Bideford, my Aunts - the Bird family, my ...Read full memory

A memory of Bideford by yvonnecosmetic