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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 in Killerton Road in the late ’40s and ’50s and although little can remember the nice garden. I also found […]

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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 the days of simple toys and the thrill of waking early on Christmas morning to open a non-digital new gadget […]

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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 usually lie hidden under the sand. Almost 200 years ago they fanned out across the beach from a turntable beyond […]

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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 to a large family, he was one of 11 children, many of whom would also later serve in ‘The Great […]

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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 ceremonial benches and six ‘Tommy’ figures. The figures, purchased from the charity ‘There But Not There’ provide a moving symbol […]

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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 by our huge local community team. So many volunteers had clearly been busy in Bude over the past few weeks; […]

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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 most catastrophic disasters of WWII resulting in the deaths of many participating American soldiers and sailors.  It was supposed to […]

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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 Theatrical Society (HATS).  Their current production is ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’ but in my opinion it rates more highly than that […]

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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 be downloaded here.  Saturday 11am-1pm is the Re-enactment. Commemorating the 375th anniversary of the Battle of Stratton (actually in 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 IT guy, Rob Wilcox. Following on from some discussions our team had at The Barge in Bude we wanted to provide an […]

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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 Binyon’s ‘For the Fallen.’ Both the membership secretary and the treasurer reported favourably, confirming our membership and finances are in […]

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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, about whom I am writing a book. Unfortunately, this year I could not oblige due to teaching commitments but the […]

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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, invite them to play with you at uk slots online as I’m sure they would love it, or get them a drink because they deserve it for their monumental efforts recently on behalf […]

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