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Old Cornwall Society talks about the history of Rodda’s Creamery

By Helen Hocking: Gathering as they always do on the last Monday of the month members of Bude, Stratton & District Old Cornwall Society welcomed their guest Speaker, Mr. Philip Rodda […]

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How Bude & Beyond began

  I first moved to North Devon in August, 2010, after my middle daughter had completed her GCSEs and had her results. She joined Budehaven 6th form. We had bought […]

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The Bencoolen on which much of Bude was built

We’ve all read about the wreckage of the Bencoolen in 1862. Indeed, there are many reminders around Bude, such as the Bencoolen Bridge, the Bencoolen Inn, and even the Bencoolen […]

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Bude, Stratton & District Old Cornwall Society Report

It is well worth joining this organisation to attend their monthly lectures. Here’s a report on the first one by Helen Bartrop Hocking. With Autumn Equinox behind them, and a […]

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Update on Pamela Colman-Smith

Researching an enigma is fascinating, for not only do I have to read about her, I also have to read very much around Pamela Colman-Smith. Yet along the way, I am […]

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Fascinating insight into Bude’s history by the Old Cornwall Society

Sent by Helen Hocking of the Old Cornwall Society (so glad to see people writing for the site): Once again, The Parkhouse Centre was a picture of community warmth and […]

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A Stratton Smallholder

More from Dawn’s interview With John Going, aged 94: I sold my Stratton smallholding to a neighbour and then he split it up. It was in a ring fence, at […]

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The first cattle artificial insemination in Stratton…

nickers103 / Pixabay More from my interview with John Going, 94, of Widemouth, who was the first smallholder in the area to use artificial insemination on his cows: The War […]

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Working at Bude Sea Pool

Talking to John Going, 94, of Widemouth, Dawn Robinson was interested to hear of his work on the terraces of the Bude Sea Pool in the 1960s: “I worked on […]

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The night they dug up the Bude railway tracks…

Story told to Dawn Robinson by John Going, 94,  of Widemouth Bay. Sadly, I understand this dear man is now in hospital. He was very ill when I chatted with […]

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