Clean Sweep

South West Water’s sewage works, part of their Clean Sweep programme, meant a long concrete pipe snaked across Summerleaze Beach supported on large, elevated rollers which was then cut through […]

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Do people still send postcards?

Who remembers the days when everywhere we went we posted cards home to family and friends? Sitting writing a card was a part of any holiday. Now it’s all Instagram, […]

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The eerily strange Stratton house story

From Jeanette: This probably sounds a bit bizarre but when I was a little girl (I’m now nearly 40), I used to travel through Stratton most weekends with my parents. […]

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The strange tale of the Iron Pineapple – part 1

Taken from Dawn’s book, Secret Bude: We all love a mystery, so here’s a wondrous tale of fiction set in Bude by the ‘Dartmoor Scribe’ Eden Philpotts (1862-1960) first published […]

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Stratton’s Roots

Info here adapted from the book by the late Rennie Bere and Brian Dudley Stamp, written in 1980, The Book of Bude and Stratton. Images are from Ray Boyd. Hard […]

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