Posts for Nostalgic

The Costume Rooms – Bude’s Unique shopping experience …

Pre-Christmas, I asked people to recommend their favourite shops in Bude, places that go over and above the call of duty in providing consistently good service to customers. The plan was to visit the winning shop, interview the owner and write an article. I’m well aware that I have not […]

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St. Piran’s Day celebrations in Bude

There are two St Piran’s Day events this year, so take your choice. Info shared from Bude T.I.C    

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Wonderful exhibition of local property over time at The Castle

I popped into the Castle on Monday to take a look at the Budehaven art exhibition but also the archives/Kivells exhibition of property in Bude.   ‘Bude For Sale’ comprises artefacts from both Kivells and the Castle’s collections depicting local properties for sale over time. It is fascinating to see […]

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Would you like the opportunity to learn Modern Calligraphy?

I’m delighted that my first Modern Calligraphy Workshop held in Launcells Parish Hall yesterday was a great success.  The feedback I had from those who attended has been very encouraging and I am so pleased that all 10 attendees want me to do a follow on workshop in the New […]

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The Main Hall – Ivor Potter is to be dropped

The Bude & Stratton journalist who attended the latest council meeting on June 6th notes that the naming of the hall was unanimously passed. It will now be known as The Main Hall, reflecting recent expenditure and investment (over £38,000) in it to make it more attractive to those wishing […]

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Bude commemorates D-Day 75

By Helen Shingler: On Thursday 6th of June across Europe and the U.S. we commemorated 75 years since D-DAY, the day that saw the Allied invasion which began the liberation of western Europe from Nazi occupation.  None of us can truly imagine how different the world we live in today […]

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When ‘our Ray’ won gold for his ice cream

Excuse me sounding like the late Cilla Black, but recently, we ran a piece on B&B regarding Callestick Farm winning gold at the Taste of the West awards, and well done to them for that. However, our wonderful multi-talented Ray Boyd, the Bude local who supplies the local history images […]

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More D-Day shop front photos

Thanks to Annie Suttie, the Bude Children’s Hospice Southwest Manager who sent a couple of photos of the shop front. Hard to photograph glass/reflection, but another great effort for the D-Day commemoration.    

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Poundstock Gildhouse – Open to view

By Helen Shingler: Alongside the parish church of St.Winwaloe at Poundstock a few miles outside Bude, there is the wonderful early 16th century ‘Church House’ known as Poundstock Gildhouse.  Built of traditional materials, cob, local stone, slate and timber it was used as a communal building in the beginning and […]

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Bude prepares to celebrate D-Day 75 commemorations

The flags are out and the bunting is up as Bude prepares to celebrate the D-Day commemorations this week to mark respect for the lives lost on 6 June 1944 and during the ensuing Battle of Normandy which happened 75 years ago. In the biggest seaborne invasion in history, in […]

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There’s always something going on at The Castle

‘There’s always something going on at the Castle’ is the new strapline for Bude’s favourite building. When I arrived, it was literally true. A glass balustrade was being added to the bandstand, and the building is being re-pointed. Once inside, there is also a difference. Somehow, it has come alive. […]

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Bude Motor and Classic Show 2019

By Helen Shingler: The sun shone down, as it invariably does, on the Bude Motor and Classic Show yesterday.  This year definitely seemed to be the biggest one yet, having been a regular visitor over recent years.  It was a fabulous day out for all the family with plenty to […]

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Gearing up for Bude Heritage Day

Don’t you just love Bude in the summertime when there are loads of events going on? One of my favourites is Heritage Day (good weather this year, please). This comes from the Castle Facebook page. Why reinvent the wheel? One of Bude’s most anticipated events, Bude-Stratton Heritage Festival, will be […]

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Castle restores 2 oil paintings

From the Castle Facebook page: The Castle Heritage Centre, Bude, has recently had 2 oil paintings by William Wood Deane (1825 -1873), whose father was once mayor of Barnstaple, cleaned and restored. This pair of paintings depicts St Michael’s Mount and Mont St Michel in Normandy and it is believed […]

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The Rectory Tea Rooms at Morwenstow

By Helen Shingler:   If you fancy a little drive out from Bude for a change with friends, but the males want a pint and the females prefer a cream tea, then Morwenstow is an excellent choice!  Although I live locally this is only the second time I have actually […]

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