Armistice – How The News Was Received

When the Armistice was signed 100 years ago today, many took to the streets in celebration. This article was written by one of the North Devon Herald's journalists and describes the scenes in Barnstaple on that memorable day. "PEACE HAS BROKEN OUT!"I was in the midst of a shorthand transcript in the reporters' sanctum of …

5 Posts You May Have Missed

Yesterday we celebrated 5 years of Tales From the Archives by counting down our Five most read posts. Today we thought we would bring you 5 posts you may have missed over the years... 5. Discover the Effects of Beeching's Axe...On Our Shelves! Part of our Discover...On Our Shelves series, this post was written by …

Behind the Scenes…Shelving Project part one: It’ll get worse before it gets better

If you've been following us on social media you will have seen that we are closed to the public for a fortnight while we carry out some essential work in our stack. For the last 29 years, our North Devon Journal newspapers have sat on the shelving unit which was built for us before we …

Welcome to 2017

With a new year come new challenges and changes for the North Devon Athenaeum. Last year the way we work with the North Devon Record Office changed as did the public area we share with them. This year will hopefully see some exciting changes behind the scenes. We will be closed in early February to …