A new decorative flower bed has been revealed for Bidefords Port Memorial. The idea came from Councillor Jamie McKenzie, who put forward the idea of a centenial commemoration of the closure of the Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway. The town council approved the idea and gave the flower bed the go-ahead. The display can be changed each year. Mayor Dermot McGeough, said: The decorative bed uses skills that we have in the maintenance team and will depict a topical subject each year as a public statement. The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway was incorporated in 1896 and was very popular with coaches carrying around 60 people. But the line was never on a firm financial footing and by 1917 the situation had worsened with the rising cost of coal. When it couldnt make its shareholders dividend, the line was duly closed.