Posts for Nostalgic

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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Bude’s Titanic Archie Jewell

It is hard to imagine Bude having much to do with the ill-fated Titanic. In the post of lookout in the ‘crow’s nest’ just before the ill-fated Titanic struck ice […]

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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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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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What do you know about Carlton Blyth?

So, what does anyone know about Carlton Blyth? Buried at St Michael’s.

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