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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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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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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 miles it meanders to the inclined plane, A feat of engineering the Victorians rightly claim. Navigable only to Marhamchurch today […]

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Bude, Stratton & District Old Cornwall Society Report

It is well worth joining this organisation to attend their monthly lectures. Here’s a report on the first one by Helen Bartrop Hocking. With Autumn Equinox behind them, and a full moon due that very night, members of Bude, Stratton & District Old Cornwall Society gathered for the first of […]

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Box’s Iron Foundry

I attach a photo of Box’s Iron Foundry, unknown date. I would be interested to see any other photos of the inclined plane or Foundry.

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The canal in the 1900s with the Alford

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The Canal in the 1970s with mv Field and Gevarrh

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The Canal in the 1890s looking towards Bude.

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The Canal in 1937 with the ketch Ade locking out.

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