Posts for Crooklets

Crooklets 1920

A picture from the 1920’s, with very little development at Crooklets, although the sea wall – on which, until this winter’s storms, there were beach huts – is there already.

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Sam Edwards Garage

Sam Edwards garage, at Crooklets, seen (I think) in the 1950s; still selling petrol and advertising car sales and taxis.

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Sam Edwards Garage

Another view of Sam Edwards garage at Crooklets – car sales and petrol still available.

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Penarvor Hotel 1930

The Penarvor Hotel, at Crooklets, as it appeared in 1930, not very different from today’s view.

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Hawarden Club 1960’s

Familiar to many as a favourite watering hole in the 1950’s and 60’s – presided over by Charlie Gaff – this was the Hawarden Club as it appeared in a Bude guide of the time.

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Crooklets Inn 1960’s

Previously the Atlantic Hotel and then the Marine Hotel, this was the Crooklets Inn in the late 1960’s. Probably, at this time, mein host was Charlie Piedot, who suffered the frequent depredations of the Surf Club (myself amongst them)!

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Crooklets 1980’s

Another relatively modern view of Crooklets, taken in the 1980’s, before some of the beach huts were demolished to make way for the new cafe.

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Crooklets 1950’s

One of the most frequent views of Crooklets seen on on-line auction sites, this is a picture from the 1950’s or 1960’s. In the background, the old cinema and the Headland Pavilion still dominate the top of Summerleaze Downs and the beach huts are still the old wooden variety.

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Crooklets 1935 – after a storm

A scene from September 1935, after a storm scattered the wooden beach huts across the back of Crooklets beach.

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Crooklets 1930

From a 1930 Bude guide, this shows an undeveloped Crooklets beach, with lots of changing tents but very few solid structures.

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