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Today – Bude Past & Present Launch

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in #bigupbude, Bude, Features, History, Stratton | 0 comments

Today – Bude Past & Present Launch

Today is the launch of our new website, Bude Past & Present.   This is a collaborative, 3 person team effort, to preserve Bude/Stratton heritage on the web. We hope to incorporate historic photos, reminiscences, and  interview people with stories to tell (some of this may be audio). So, hopefully, the community will get involved and send in their stories/pix. No matter how boring you think it is, your oral history brings photos to life. So, did you use the old skating rink, attend the old cinema, or the old school at what is now the...

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Minority Status for Cornish

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Cornwall, Features, Politics | 0 comments

The Liberal Democrats have announced that National Minority Status has been given to the Cornish people, under the Council of Europe’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander made the announcement today, 24th April. Mr Alexander is joining North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson in Bodmin to meet with representatives of cultural organisations in the Duchy including the Cornish Gorsedh and Maga, the Cornish Language Partnership, to discuss the announcement...

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Bradworthy Scarecrow Festival

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Features | 0 comments

Come and visit Bradworthy Scarecrow Competition as part of the Bradworthy Arts Festival Fri 2 May to Mon 5 May – winner announced Sun 4 May at Brad Inn  Please share the public facebook event Maps of scarecrow locations for a donation of £1 available from Fri 2 May at Brad Post Office & Bradworthy Inn Share...

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Eden Elbow Special Guest Jimi Goodwin

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Arts, Cornwall, Eden Project, Features | 0 comments

Eden Elbow Special Guest Jimi Goodwin

Tickets for Elbow’s second date at the Eden Sessions on July 15 are now on general sale following a period of exclusivity for fans in Cornwall and Devon.   The Eden Project has also announced that Jimi Goodwin of Doves is to be the special guest for that night’s performance. A different support act will be announced for Elbow’s first night at Eden, which has already sold out.   Elbow are joined by Dizzee Rascal (June 21), Ellie Goulding (July 8 – sold out) and Pixies (July 9) on the bill for the 2014 Eden Sessions with ASUS...

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Educate Dogs and Their Owners

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Animals and Birds, Bude, Features | 0 comments

Educate Dogs and Their Owners

Another apology due. Kev posted this in February, and it has only just appeared in my pending posts. Sorry for the delay. We don’t yet know the full circumstances surrounding the latest fatality caused by a family pet dog. I’m not going to speculate and blame the baby’s parents nor am I going to place blame the dog or breed concerned. The most likely cause is yet another failure of understanding about dogs and their behaviour. We think of modern day wolf packs as bringing down large prey like deer. In fact much of the wolf diet is made up of...

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Meditation in Bude

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Advertorial, Bude | 0 comments

(Apologies to Baz. This was sent in during February but is only just showing as pending in my post list. Not sure what the glitch was, but a few items were affected. Obviously, people have missed the March meditation course, so I have amended the ending; however, I’m hoping more will be on offer.) Occasionally we are given an opportunity in our lives that could be a ‘once in a lifetime’ chance to change our situation for the better. These chances may only appear at times when we are at our lowest ebb, or perhaps when we...

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Bude Sea Pool – A Unique Cornish Gem

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in #bigupbude, Bude Sea Pool, Features | 0 comments

Bude Sea Pool – A Unique Cornish Gem

Bude Sea Pool is a partially man-made tidal swimming pool or lido in the rocks at Summerleaze Beach, Bude in Cornwall. A place I am happy to call home. In the 1930’s the Thynne family put up half of the money to create the pool and its sunbathing terraces. It was built to provide a haven for safe swimming for the people of the town and the thousands of people who visit it each year. The pool nestles under the cliffs on the north Cornwall coast and is topped up twice a day by the waves of the Atlantic. On a summer’s day the large expanse of...

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