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Bude Electric Station

The building in Pathfields which caught fire whilst being used as an industrial store was, originally, the Bude Electric Station, supplying power to the town. It is seen here showing the four cylinder Hornsby DC generators which did the work.

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Bude from Lynstone in the 1880’s

A view from Lynstone across Bude in the 1880’s; the Grenville is still 30 years away and the Bude Hotel still overlooks the Triangle. In the foreground, steam from the chimney of the steam laundry shows evidence of activity.

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Breakwater Road in the 1900’s

Breakwater Road – home to many of Bude’s ships’ captains, after whose ships the houses were named – in the 1900’s. A pony cart ambles along and several ships wait for the tide to lock out.

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Bencoolen Road from the canal 1931

A view across the canal to Bencoolen Road in 1931, with Roseveare Flats (or Roseveare Hotel as it then was) and the back of Maynards Garage, now replaced by Swallow Close. On the river side, where there is now a playground, were allotments.

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Bencoolen Bridge being built in 1957

With the new Bencoolen bridge nearing completion, this shot shows the one it replaced being constructed in 1957. It lasted all of 55 years – Nanny Moore’s has been there for somewhat more than that!

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1991 Aerial View showing new sewage system installation

A fairly modern aerial view, taken in 1991, showing the progress of South West Water’s new sewage works, part of their Clean Sweep programme. A long concrete pipe snakes across Summerleaze Beach supported on large, elevated rollers and is then cut through the breakwater, at its base. An offshore pontoon, […]

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Aerial view of the town in 1932

An aerial view of the town from 1932; the new Post Office is in place and the Grenville Hotel has its west wing but the Picture House has not yet appeared on Summerleaze Down.

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Aerial View of the town in 1931

An aerial view from 1931 shows far more green in the town centre than is the case now – gardens line the front of the houses in Lansdown Road (this part used to be called Garden Terrace) and the left side of Belle Vue is still occupied by a garden. […]

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Aerial View of Summerleaze in the 1920’s

Summerleaze and the breakwater, seen from the air in the 1920’s. Other than Summerleaze Crescent, there is no development at the beach at all and it is still years away from the construction of the sea pool. A ketch sits at moorings below Chapel Rock.

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Aerial View of the town in the 1910’s

This is a very early aerial view of the town taken in the late 1910’s. This is before the tennis courts and bowling green replaced the tidal flats behind Leven Cottages; there is very little development on the west side of Belle Vue and the Granville Tea Rooms still overlook […]

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