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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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Send in your images/stories for our history pages

There are some lovely nostalgic photos of old Bude on various Facebook websites. The problem is, they drop off the page pretty quickly. On the local history section of our […]

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Chapel Rock and life on a ketch – from John Acland’s book, 1914

At the Breakwater on an afternoon an hour or two before high tide, so picture the scene: AS we get nearer to it, the deep harmonious roar of the waves […]

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Features of the Bude coastline

More from the pamphlet of John Acland: The Compass Point or Storm Tower was built around 1830. Fifty years later, owing to cliff erosion, it was taken down and rebuilt […]

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The sea at Bude from the words of John Acland

Thanks to one of our invaluable sponsors, musician Aidan B, for sharing a pamphlet originally written by Capt John E. Acland in 1914, which has provided some lovely insights into […]

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Upton – centre for spiritualism in times past?

Had a chat with a local lady last week, who used to live in Upton as a child. Showing me these old photos and cards, she reckoned that many people […]

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Crooklets beach huts – the bad old days

Found some old photos probably dating from around 2012. Compare and contrast with what you see today. 

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Do you know any of the men in uniform in this photo?

At this particularly poignant time, this amazing photo comes from Nick Darracott:   I have just come across this photo from my maternal Grandfather’s ( Albert Ching from Marhamchurch) war photo […]

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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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The Bencoolen on which much of Bude was built

We’ve all read about the wreckage of the Bencoolen in 1862. Indeed, there are many reminders around Bude, such as the Bencoolen Bridge, the Bencoolen Inn, and even the Bencoolen […]

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