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Northcott Mouth 1970s

A view of Northcott Mouth, probably from the 1970s or 1980s.

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A chat with Len Tozer

Many of you will know retired geography teacher, Len Tozer, who used to work at Budehaven School.  Recently, we enjoyed a long chat (Len can talk for England which is great as he is a mine of information) about various aspects of his life, including his mother taking in lodgers […]

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Visiting St Juliot Church

Despite studying and loving literature, I have always struggled to read Thomas Hardy. He is so lusciously descriptive that it sometimes feels like overkill. Discussing writing with locally-based romantic fiction author, Johanna Jackson, today, we questioned whether overly-descriptive writing is so difficult because it leaves the reader with little imaginative […]

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What do you know about Carlton Blyth?

So, what does anyone know about Carlton Blyth? Buried at St Michael’s.

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Meeting American visitors in Bude

It’s funny sometimes how things happen out of the blue, so a telephone call from Mary Greer this weekend led to me meeting a party of 24 people, primarily American and Australian women, on a mystical tour of Cornwall and the SW.  They were taking in Bude, the last resting […]

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Bude’s historic golf club…

It was a delight to visit Bude Golf Club on Friday. More about the changes happening there soon, but I hadn’t realised the club has quite a history. If you visit you can see some of the old images relating to golf in the town. The golf club is now […]

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For Holocaust Memorial Day

The story of an Englishman in Auschwitz Andy Pearce, UCL On January 21 1943, an Englishman, his Dutch wife, and their two-year-old son, arrived at the so-called “Altejudenrampe”, the old unloading ramp between Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The family were immediately separated and by chance, the Englishman, named Leon […]

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