Posts for Nostalgic

Help Bude’s ‘forgotten genius’ win heritage award

Help Bude’s ‘forgotten genius’ win heritage award The Gurney Stove – invented in the 1800s by Sir Goldsworthy Gurney (who also built the Castle, Bude) – has been shortlisted in […]

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The vote result for Nanny Moore’s Bridge

It’s a smallish sample, and a bit of fun, but the votes cast are in for Nanny Moore’s Bridge. In total, we were able to count 158 votes. The first survey […]

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Last call for Nanny Moore’s Bridge survey

A reminder about the Nanny Moore’s Bridge survey, a chance to listen rather than read! Survey link is here. You can only vote once. Thanks for taking part.

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Will you vote for the Gurney stove?

the Gurney stove has been short listed for ‘Object of the Year’ in the Cornwall Heritage Awards. The award is arguably the most significant, with the winning object being decided […]

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Can you help with Killerton Road question?

We’ve been asked a question by a lady called Sheila. I am sorting out my late Father’s photos and have found one with No.7 on. I Know my grandparents lived […]

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Is Father Christmas real?

Most of us get nostalgic on Christmas Eve and remember past Christmases stretching back over the decades to childhood. Those of us with grown up children and grandchildren reminisce about […]

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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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