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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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Meeting American visitors in Bude

It’s funny sometimes how things happen out of the blue, so a telephone call from Mary Greer this weekend led to me meeting a party of 24 people, primarily American […]

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Bude’s historic golf club…

It was a delight to visit Bude Golf Club on Friday. More about the changes happening there soon, but I hadn’t realised the club has quite a history. If you […]

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