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Looking back at a unique Bude event from 2016

Who remembers this event? It was a lighthearted event for Mother’s Day but just imagine, for a minute, struggling to have your basic hygiene needs met; having no knickers to […]

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Lucille’s poetic memory of Margaret Frost

Yesterday, I went to see Lucille Opie, who told me this rather charming tale relating to the late Margaret Frost. We both thought people in Bude would enjoy it: In […]

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In memory of Bude & Beyond’s Ray Boyd …

Ray Boyd was a lovely chap. I first came across him as ‘Old School” on the Bude People site I used to run for Northcliffe Digital, where he added some […]

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Dawn’s Bude books

One good thing about November is that I receive a royalties statement and I’m pleased to say sales of my Bude books are holding up in a tough retail climate, […]

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Hartland – Farthest from the railways

This info comes from a slender pamphlet called “Farthest From Railways: An Unknown Corner of Devon” by R. Pearse Chope, originally written in 1934. It seems Hartland Parish, despite being one of […]

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The Past, Present and Future of our Unique Bude Sea Canal

Here is a wonderful poem celebrating Bude Sea Canal by Lucille Opie:   Our Canal, unique as it is locked to the sea Was opened in eighteen twenty-three. For two […]

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Bude and Stratton Old Cornwall Society – Grenville Estate

By Helen Bartrop Hocking: The Bude, Stratton & District Old Cornwall Society gathered in The Parkhouse Centre on Lady Day evening to listen to the lecture ‘Grenville Estate and the […]

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Cornwall’s Bude SLSC – Australia’s surf life saving gift to England

Keith White sent me a link to this wonderful article about the origins of Bude SLSC. In summary, it suggests that surf lifesaving was an Australian gift to Cornwall, testimony […]

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Old Cornwall Society talks about the history of Rodda’s Creamery

By Helen Hocking: Gathering as they always do on the last Monday of the month members of Bude, Stratton & District Old Cornwall Society welcomed their guest Speaker, Mr. Philip Rodda […]

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How Bude & Beyond began

  I first moved to North Devon in August, 2010, after my middle daughter had completed her GCSEs and had her results. She joined Budehaven 6th form. We had bought […]

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