Posts for B and B

Do you know any of the men in uniform in this photo?

At this particularly poignant time, this amazing photo comes from Nick Darracott:   I have just come across this photo from my maternal Grandfather’s ( Albert Ching from Marhamchurch) war photo […]

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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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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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Nanny Moore’s Bridge – history under your feet

Nanny Moore’s Bridge is a Grade II listed construction in Bude, originally with a cantilevered, liftable section for boats to pass underneath. It was listed in 1985. Originally named Bude […]

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