Posts for Breakwater

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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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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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 Bude. As you know, from my books Secret Bude, Bude Postcards and Bude Through Time, I have a thing about […]

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Breakwater

From around 1900 with 2 ketches

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Tommy’s Pit

From the 1950s

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Tommy’s Pit

From the 1920s

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Tommy’s Pit

From the 1920s

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Tommy’s Pit

From the 1890s

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Breakwater

From the 1880s

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