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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A chat with Len Tozer

Many of you will know retired geography teacher, Len Tozer, who used to work at Budehaven School.  Recently, we enjoyed a long chat (Len can talk for England which is […]

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Visiting St Juliot Church

Despite studying and loving literature, I have always struggled to read Thomas Hardy. He is so lusciously descriptive that it sometimes feels like overkill. Discussing writing with locally-based romantic fiction […]

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Bude and Beyond - Be Inspired

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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Autumn by Bude U3A

This was written for the U3A cookbook. Thanks to Lucille Opie for sending it in to inspire and cheer others…

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Be inspired to start blogging…

By Rob Wilcox Everyone has a voice, and everyone wants to be heard. Years ago people wrote in little books, and diaries were created. Some even became famous, like that […]

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Bude and Beyond - Be Local

Crime figures up, but Devon/Cornwall still relatively safe

Today, Thursday 19th October, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have released their crime figures for the period of 12 months to June 2017 which show a rise in recorded crime […]

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Divorce numbers up in 2016, but down on peak of 2003

The Office for National Statistics has furnished us with some divorce figures for 2016.   There were 106,959 divorces of opposite-sex couples in 2016, an increase of 5.8% compared with […]

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