Posts for B and B

Why Bude should be interested in Pamela Colman Smith

In the last couple of years, I have met with visitors from USA, Australia and Canada, all interested in finding the grave of Pamela Colman Smith (tucked away in an unknown spot in St Michael’s; this is covered in the book). They have also been interested in her life. These […]

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Bude Old Photos – can you help date them?

Thanks very much to Karina Price for these photos from her grandparents in response to our request for good news/happy things. Can anyone date any of them?             c

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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 wear, for example, when you have a fistula, or are on your period or are just out living your womanly […]

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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 1953, when we first came to Bude, a man called Ed Rutherford, tall, 6ft 5, came over to Bude from […]

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When Bude flooded

Thanks to Matt Fitzsimmons for these photos from his Nan. Does anyone remember anything about these scenes?

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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 wonderfully-received collections of old photos of Bude. It took quite a search to uncover who ‘Old School’ was, as Ray […]

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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, so … A massive thank you to anyone who has bought one or plans to buy one, for anyone who […]

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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 development of Bude’ as researched by their newly elected President, Richard Michael Heard. Starting with a quick recap of Part […]

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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 site, images and articles are here to stay, but we are always interested in seeing and knowing more. If you […]

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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 becomes ever more impressive. The tide has reached only half way up its sloping side, so in crossing to Chapel […]

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