Local History in Bideford

Year Six had a brilliant day in Bideford this January when we went out to explore Bideford and find out about our local area’s history.

We spent the morning at the Burton Art Gallery exploring their museum and looking at their amazing collection of historic local pottery.

We also spent some time looking at their latest art exhibition which had works by internationally famous artists like Joan Miro, Lucian Fraud, David Hockney and Pablo Picasso.

It was incredible to see such important work in North Devon.


After lunch at the Burton we walked through Bideford and talked about the history of lots of different locations as we went.


We were then welcomed into St. Mary’s Church where we had a really interesting time following their history trail and where we started to find out about one of Bideford’s biggest ever stories - The Bideford Witches.