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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, […]

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Branch Line to Bude Exhibition

Had a sneak preview of a new exhibition at the Castle in Bude which opens today. It is in the old ‘Gurney’ room which was full of engineering stuff – this […]

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D-Day Beer for Bude

Finally, after 9 days, we are reconnected. Disconnection  could not have come at a worse time, but we are back. I promised I’d mention this and I am… Tuesday 6th […]

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Bude Motor Show – some beauties

It was a glorious day and I happened upon Bude Motor Show yesterday, reminded by the convoy of classic cars travelling with me along the A39.  It was busy, and […]

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Recreating Bude at War

                       The exciting Bude at War re-enactment is happening in September. Its organisation is a whole community event (whatever your feelings about […]

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Fascinating insight into Bude’s history by the Old Cornwall Society

Sent by Helen Hocking of the Old Cornwall Society (so glad to see people writing for the site): Once again, The Parkhouse Centre was a picture of community warmth and […]

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Morwenstow’s Maverick

This week, Bude Youth Theatre is performing a play about Reverend Hawker, the well known eccentric of Morwenstow. Here’s a reminder about him, which may inspire you to go and […]

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A Stratton Smallholder

Told to Dawn by John Going, 94:   I sold my Stratton smallholding to a neighbour and then he split it up. It was in a ring fence, at the […]

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First farming artificial insemination in Stratton!

More from my interview with John Going, 94, of Widemouth, who was the first smallholder in the area to use artificial insemination on his cows: The War changed things. When […]

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Working on Bude Sea Pool in the 1960s

Swimming pool 1960s – building the terracing – photo courtesy of Ray Boyd Talking to John Going, 94, of Widemouth, Dawn Robinson was interested to hear of his work on […]

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The night they dug up the Bude railway tracks

Railway 1950s – freight train approaches the wharf Story told to Dawn Robinson by John Going, 94,  of Widemouth Bay. Originally published on our Bude Past and Present site. Sadly, […]

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When Russian Children Were at Bude Castle

Here follows some info from a chat with a lovely Bude lady called Barbara who recalls the presence of Russian children at The Castle. If anyone else has any information, […]

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Then – The Bude Riots of 1899, or Were They?

Following the publication of my recent book, Secret Bude, I received a lovely letter from a gentleman called Gavin Sampson, living in Guernsey. He gave me a little more information […]

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