Bideford is one of the most historic towns in the West Country – its medieval bridge, still-working quay, narrow streets and buildings – all are steeped in history. At the same time change has been a constant theme in the town’s development – from the building of the bridge through to the opening up of links with North America, the arrival of the railways and the reinvention of the town as a tourist attraction.
This history by two of North Devon’s leading historians addresses all these aspects in a searching yet easily accessible way.
All this, and much more, is detailed in this 160 page book, copiously illustrated throughout with over 400 historic photographs of the places and people who have made up the thriving community of Bideford and its surrounding parish.
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 405 4,digital download, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published October 2005. Digital Download January 2014.