Memories Of My Life And Family In Bideford. - a Memory of 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 cousins - the Beer family, my father the De Rycke family. My father owned Rose Bird & Co a China and glass retailers in Mill Street. I lived in Northam and moved aged 21 yrs. my parents lived in Northam until they died, my mother in 2006 and my father in 2015. My brother still lives in the same house. I come down every few months now to see my brother. I have happy memories of Bideford park, School holidays on the beach at Westward Ho, walks along the cliffs, learning to swim in the rock pool. Training to become a nurse at the old North Devon Infirmary. Having moved house 8 times I still call Bideford my home as its where I lived the longest and where my heart lives. Yvonne Simpson.

A memory shared by yvonnecosmetic on Jan 7th, 2017.
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