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Vintage Weekend at RHS Rosemoor

Last weekend saw the welcome return of RHS Rosemoor’s Vintage Weekend.  This year had a much higher attendance than the previous one, perhaps due to so many of us wanting to get out and about again after the past 18 months of Covid-19 restrictions. The weather behaved itself thankfully and […]

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New Crowdfunder to replace missing ‘Red Post’

Sometime in April 2021, all four directional fingerposts of the famous Red Post at Launcells were removed, presumed stolen (this was reported in April on Bude and Beyond – read the report by Helen Shingler here).  The loss of the historic fingerposts was met with anger and sadness locally, so […]

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New display at Just Gentz

Some years ago, when my father-in-law passed away, we gave his collection of cut-throat razors to our sponsoring advertisers at Just Gentz on Queen Street – and promptly forgot about them. Now, Chloe from Just Gentz informs we they are in a display cabinet for all to see. People keep […]

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Historic red fingerpost sign stolen

By Helen Shingler: The famous red fingerpost sign opposite the Red Post Inn on the A3072 Bude to Holsworthy road is believed to have been stolen by person or persons unknown overnight on Saturday 17th of April. It is an important local landmark and well known to visitors to the […]

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Remembrance Ceremony in Bude, 75th Anniversary of VJ Day

By Binzy Reynolds: A small group Veterans and members of the public gathered today on Shalder Hill by Bude’s war memorial, to remember those who gave their lives in the struggle to overcome Japan during the Second World War. Due to the Covid pandemic the turnout was smaller than expected, […]

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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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