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 read a good book…

Article originally from Dawn’s blog. My middle daughter recommended this prize-winning debut novel, as did a member of my writing group. I managed to get through it within days (it […]

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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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Bude and Beyond - Be Local

Boiler fire at Marhamchurch Primary – school reopens tomorrow

At 08:20 this morning, both Bude appliances were mobilised to reports of a fire at Marhamchurch Primary School. On arrival, the team located and extinguished a fire in the boiler […]

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Bude and Beyond - Be Informed

Can you really make a citizen’s arrest?

Can you really make a citizen’s arrest? Now what? Shutterstock Mark Thomas, Nottingham Trent University People often talk about making a “citizen’s arrest”, but few know what it actually means […]

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