Bideford is timber town

Joseph Bulmer

TIMBER from Torridge and North Devon forests has made an impressive sight as it has been gathered in Bideford’s former cattle market site at Bank End.

The site is being used as a convenient gathering point for 2,500 tonness of spruce, harvested mainly from Halwill Forest and also from the Clovelly Estate, Muddiford and Filleigh.

The timber is bound for Germany on behalf of Euroforest.

Work on loading it into ships was due to start at Bideford Quay on Monday.

The export of the timber is a first for Bideford. It formerly went through the port of Plymouth and several thousand lorry miles will be saved by shipping from Bideford.

Local owner-driver timber lorries have been used for this operation.