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Bude Youth Theatre needs your canal stories

Following recent storms in Bude, what appears to be railway lines were revealed on Summerleaze beach (see picture). In fact these sand rails are relics of the Bude Canal and […]

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William Hockridge Biography: World War One Hero from Bude

William Hockridge Biography: World War One Hero from Bude   William Hockridge was born on the 20th October 1892 – at Wharf Cottages in Helebridge, Marhamchurch, just outside Bude. Born […]

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Torridge Remembers

100 years ago the Great War came to an end. In this extraordinary Centenary year, Torridge District Council is remembering and supporting the Armed Forces past and present, with two […]

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2018 WWI Centenary – Bude’s tribute to the soldiers who served during WW1

By Johanna Jackson: How could Bude honour the soldiers who served, fought, survived and died in World War I? Harry Pearce from Budehaven School had a dream, which was realised […]

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WWII Exercise Tiger Event at Kitchen Front

A fascinating talk on the WWII Exercise ‘Tiger’ cover up was given by Dick Bass yesterday evening at the Kitchen Front.  Exercise Tiger has become known as one of the […]

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Photo of sand rails exposed some years ago

Here is an old photo from Malcolm Mitchell of the sandrails exposed a few years ago on Summerleaze as per our post from Mary Hallett yesterday.

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Blackadder Goes Forth is a huge success!

By Helen Shingler:   Last night I spent a very enjoyable few hours at the delightful little theatre in Bodmin Street, Holsworthy, watching the latest performance by the Holsworthy Amateur […]

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Bude Heritage Weekend

Well, the weather has changed specially for a weekend of Leopallooza and Heritage.  Let’s hope it is kind! Info below is taken from the full Heritage Weekend programme which may […]

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Updates to our Be Nostalgic Section

Our ‘Be Nostalgic’ section, which includes lots and lots of photos of Bude (and Beyond) covering the last century and longer has had a little refresh courtesy of our wonderful […]

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Royal Naval Association Bude Branch, June meeting.

Report by Binzy Reynolds: Our June meeting at the Falcon Hotel was well attended. The Chairman opened the meeting at 19.30 prompt. A minute’s silence followed the usual verse from […]

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Americans visit Bude in search of Pamela Colman Smith

This post was originally written last year. I was asked to again meet with a group of visitors to Bude today, searching out the burial site of Pamela Colman Smith, […]

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Look at our Be Nostalgic site!

Phew! Sterling work from Rob and Dean on our Be Nostalgic site.  If you see these guys, get them a drink because they deserve it for their monumental efforts recently […]

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The Man Engine arrives at Wadebridge

Photos by Denise Blay You’ve all heard of the Man Engine, but if you haven’t this comes from the Cornish Mining site: Powered by Volvo, the largest mechanical puppet ever […]

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Play detective and join exciting new hunt for the Easter bunny

The public can play detective and help experts solve the mystery of the origins of the Easter bunny as part of a different kind of Easter hunt this year. People […]

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