From builder to coffin maker. Interview with Bude’s Bryan Adams

As part of an  interview with  local resident , Bryan Adams,  I learned how  Bryan gained an apprenticeship at Pethicks the building company in Bude. They had an interesting arm […]

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Behind the Lens

Taken from Bude Past & Present Adapted from: Views and Likenesses – Photographers & Their Work in Cornwall and Scilly, 1839-1870, by Charles Thomas, 1988 The well-known local Thorn photographic […]

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The day they dug up Bude’s railway track…

Railway 1950s – freight train approaches the wharf Decided to use this story previously published on Bude Past & Present site, given the Bude Connect AGM on Saturday.   Story […]

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Northcott Mouth 1970s

A view of Northcott Mouth, probably from the 1970s or 1980s.

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Bude and Beyond - Be Inspired

Be inspired to take a course…

It’s that time of year when sometimes you just want to curl up at home, or you want to be out but feel a need to learn something, DO something. […]

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Be inspired…to write a letter…

I’m always thrilled when I receive a letter.  You know the kind of thing, a handwritten, thoughtful, chatty one from a friend, which gives you a real flavour of what […]

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Be inspired to…read!

I don’t read. How often have you heard people say that? Or even: I don’t have time to read? Bah! I strongly suspect that people who dislike reading largely struggle with it. […]

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Bude and Beyond - Be Local

Jon, Kilk’s fine art framer

Jon Price of Handmade Framing, Kilkhampton, has just qualified as Cornwall’s only Fine Art Trade Guild ‘Guild Certified Framer’. Having studied for the qualification for the last 2 years and […]

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Bude and Beyond - Be Informed

Pet theft is on the rise, with more than 60 dogs stolen in the UK every week

52% of dogs are stolen from gardens. Pexels Daniel Allen, Keele University Almost half of UK households have a pet at the heart of their family. And each and every […]

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