Posts for Nostalgic

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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The award-winning Castle

I was reading the Town Council newsletter and it finally registered how well things are going on the heritage side and for the cafe, too. As I’m not an engineer, I have never really been into the Gurney Stove, but a relative who is one advised me how important Gurney’s […]

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Swann Songs at the Falcon

By Binzy Reynolds: On Wednesday 10th April at the Falcon Hotel, Bude, Jan Baker, Robert Barber, and Peter Clarke, performed their tribute to composer Donald Swann, who was probably best known as one half of Flanders and Swann. He wrote and performed comic songs with Micheal Flanders and their shows […]

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Swann Songs in aid of Connect Bude

Singers Jan Baker and Robert Barber, and pianist Peter Clarke, who recently became members of Connect Bude (the group that is campaigning to reconnect Bude and Holsworthy to the National Railway Network) have kindly offered to raise awareness and funds for Connect Bude, by performing their celebrated exploration of the […]

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New Titanic Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth

By Helen Shingler:   We popped into The National Maritime Museum at Falmouth yesterday to see a new exhibition which has just opened and which will run until January 2020. This major exhibition entitled TITANIC STORIES examines the stories of the Titanic’s momentous sinking on 15 April 1912, re-appraising many […]

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St Piran’s Day offering from the Old Cornwall Society

From Helen Bartrop Hocking: The Bude, Stratton & District is one of the forty-two branches that make up the great tree that is the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies. Due to celebrate the centenary of its existence in January 2020, a call has gone out to the membership to acknowledge […]

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Jeeves and Wooster Play at HATS Theatre tonight!

A quick last minute shout out for Up Close Theatre who are performing ‘Jeeves and Wooster’ at HATS Theatre in Bodmin Street, Holsworthy this evening at 7.30pm! Tickets are available at Woolacotts store in Holsworthy until 3pm and at the Theatre from 7pm.   Also available online from http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/upclosetheatre There are […]

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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 the Cornwall Heritage Awards.   If you have ever visited The Castle, you will have been sure to have seen […]

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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 was via Survey Monkey but there is a limit of 100 counted responses for the free version we used. Of […]

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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 by public vote, the only category to do this. There will also be a lot of publicity surrounding the award, […]

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