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Jennings Coaches – can you help?

We’ve had a request for information for some research related to Bude. Ben Found writes: I am currently undertaking research into the history of WJO Jennings Coaches (originally of Morwenstow and latterly, Bude). Jennings’s unmistakable orange and white coaches were a familiar sight in Bude for many years, indeed there […]

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What is the history of these buildings at Crooklets?

Please can you ask on Your local history page, what the history is of these two buildings at Crooklets? I believe the one to the far left is called Ocean House. The reason I’m interested is because the old Penarvor Hotel has sadly been demolished next door.

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The sad tale of Bude’s Barnabas Shazell

Another fabulous Bude maritime history article by Julie Satchell: Barnabas Stanlake Shazell & the Joseph and Thomas During a weekend wander round the graveyard of St Michaels and All Angels Church, looking for gravestones of shipwrecked sailors, an unusual name caught my eye. ‘Barnabas Stanlake Shazell’ drowned at Saunton in […]

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New Instagram account

Just an advisory that we have set up a new instagram account for our local history, called historicbude … we are happy to share your photos if you tag us, but meanwhile are adding one image a day from pictures on the Bude & Beyond local history site. Hopefully, that […]

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The Belém: the history behind the boilers on the beach

  Written by Julie Satchell, a local maritime archaeologist, to commemorate the anniversary of the sinking of the Belem, November 20th, 103 years ago: The two large cylindrical metal objects which sit nestled in varying levels of sand just north of Northcott beach are the boilers of the steam ship […]

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Befores and afters … Bude shop fronts

Been looking through some images from my Bude books and I especially like these which give some sense of change … any memories or any of your photos welcome …

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Some historic images of Bude from a guide book

Many thanks to Dave Bradbury who lent me an old book on Bude, which has some great info and photos. I will extract more as I get chance, For now, here are some of the images (any comments welcome).

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‘Hunt the Leader’ in Bude

Our lucky day. Andy Webb has very kindly sent in these images and an explanation. All relevant comments and images welcome. Please do not use elsewhere without contacting us for Andy’s permission. He says: Two photos from the Bude C.S.S.M. Kids Mission around 1978-1980. ‘Hunt the Leader” was one of […]

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Did you attend Radio 1 Roadshow Bude in 1980?

Thanks to a guy called Andy who says: I’ve been searching for photos from the Radio 1 Roadshow when it came to Bude and have stumbled upon this. Here’s where I found it: https://audioboom.com/posts/893951-mike-read-radio-1-roadshow Going by the text in the top right corner, It looks like its from a magazine scan […]

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