Bideford Sea Cadets officially receive new building

09:34 07 May 2014

Marilyn Clarke passes the keys to building to leading cadet Christian Hocking. Pic by Graham Hobbs

Marilyn Clarke passes the keys to building to leading cadet Christian Hocking. Pic by Graham Hobbs

Archant

The unit’s old building was replaced with fresh classroom block donated by former councillor Steve Clarke OBE.

The main space in the new Bideford Sea Cadets building.The main space in the new Bideford Sea Cadets building.

THE Bideford Sea Cadets were officially handed the keys to their brand new building in Victoria Park this weekend.

The T S Revenge building was dedicated to the memory of former councillor Steve Clarke OBE, who donated the old classroom block to the cadets.

Cllr Clarke, who died in December last year, donated the building to the unit for free when the new block opened at Chulmleigh Community College.

Chris de Blocq van Kuffeler, of the sea cadets, told the Gazette the unit was ‘extremely grateful’ to Cllr Clarke and had erected a memorial outside of the building.

Chris de Blocq Van Kuffeler with the memorial to Cllr Steve Clarke OBE.Chris de Blocq Van Kuffeler with the memorial to Cllr Steve Clarke OBE.

“We thought that having the Kathleen and May’s spare anchor, donated by the family, was a fitting tribute,” he said.

“We are so grateful for this building. Our old one was built in 1942 for the Home Guard and was in a state of disrepair.

“This is a building the whole community can use. The Brownies and Women’s Institute have been using it already.”

The formal handover happened on Saturday morning with the Clarke family presenting the keys to the Bideford Sea Cadets.

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 07:30
North Devon Magistrates' Court.

The 52-year-old made 320 calls in 2014 after doctor told her to call out-of-hours number if she felt unwell.

Read more
Fri, 17:00
Site manager Stephen Hall gives the Gazette a tour of  Anchorwood Bank in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Demolition contractor gives us exclusive access to Barnstaple’s biggest regeneration site in a generation.

Read more
Fri, 15:24
Roots Manuva will be headlining GoldCoast Oceanfest on Friday, June 19

GoldCoast Oceanfest has announced the first of its headliners for this year’s festival.

Read more
Fri, 15:23
Barnstaple police station

Victim screamed and managed to evade attacker but police now seek witnesses.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition



North Devon's trusted business finder