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Do you know any of the men in uniform in this photo?

At this particularly poignant time, this amazing photo comes from Nick Darracott:   I have just come across this photo from my maternal Grandfather’s ( Albert Ching from Marhamchurch) war photo collection. He was in the Boer war, but I think these brave chaps were from WWI.   I don’t recognise […]

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Bude’s Titanic Archie Jewell

It is hard to imagine Bude having much to do with the ill-fated Titanic. In the post of lookout in the ‘crow’s nest’ just before the ill-fated Titanic struck ice was young (23) Archie Jewell of Bude. Archie was born in King’s Street, into a well known local sea-faring family. […]

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Update on Pamela Colman-Smith

Researching an enigma is fascinating, for not only do I have to read about her, I also have to read very much around Pamela Colman-Smith. Yet along the way, I am enjoying a range of experience from discussions with academics to people on Twitter sharing photos like this one. Thanks so […]

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Rowena Cade at the Minack

While not about Bude, most people who live in Bude will know of  the Minack Theatre, so here goes… You may not have heard of Rowena Cade. Born in Derbyshire, she was the amazing woman whose legacy stops me in my tracks every time I visit the Minack Theatre in […]

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Anyone Remember Policeman Brian?

I served in the Cornwall police force at Bude from 1952 to 1962 then I was posted to Falmouth. I was on the beat, police motor cycle and patrol car I expect a few remember me.I also played football for Bude, Stratton and Kilkhampton.

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Rundle Jasper

Rundle and friends taken somewhere in Bude but who are the two ladies?

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Rundle Jasper with friends

Does anyone know Rundle’s friends please?

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Wonnacott Delivery Cart

By Bude Parish Hall, showing Charlie Heard and Bill Wonnacott

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Gilberts and Lashbrook

Bristol Gilbert, Jack Gilbert, and Captain Lashbrook

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Charlie Sharrock

With Ash Bakers delivery van, in 1937

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