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A day at Bude fair in 1907

By Dawn Robinson-Walsh: Thinking back to 28th September, 1907, which is of course before any of our memories. In the Cornish & Devon Post of that day is a description of the fairground at Bude, which took place on a Monday. It seems there was fine summer weather and those […]

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Befores and afters … Bude shop fronts

Been looking through some images from my Bude books and I especially like these which give some sense of change … any memories or any of your photos welcome …

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The Strand

The Strand in the 1900s. The new Globe Hotel and the building housing the bookmakers are newly erected and the Post Office occupies the left hand end, where The Nat West bank was until recently. On the right, part of Hockin & Hooper’s old warehouse still stands and, on the […]

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The Carriers in about 1930; to the left Petherick’s gents’ outfitters and to the right – I think – was a shoe shop.

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The old Bencoolen bridge in the 1930s – behind it a fairly snowy scene and not a lot of traffic. To the left, the extension to the shop front of Tremeer’s/Hancock’s/etc shop, which used to project onto what is now the pavement, is being removed.

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The Strand

I can’t tell you a lot about the subjects of this picture, other than that it is a group of kids exercising between the drill hall and the masonic lodge in the late 1920’s but I don’t know what the occasion was. In the background are the original Wroe’s shop, […]

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The Strand

Wroe and Biggs electrical shop in the Strand in the 1920s. This occupied part of the block where the Premier Inn is situated now.

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The Strand

The Strand in 1920. On the left, the Grenville Hotel is still 10 years away from having it s west wing added and the Lloyds Bank building and the Post Office have not yet appeared. On the right, where the Premier Inn is now, is a collection of small shops […]

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The Strand

The Globe Hotel and buildings which now house the bookmaker’s in about 1920. The left hand section, until recently the Nat West Bank, was Bude’s main Post Office; next to it Wise’s chemists, which later became Boot’s chemists, Wonnacotts Wholefoods and is now the bookies.

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The Strand

The end of the Strand and the Triangle In about 1920. On the left, the parish hall was the main meeting place for the town; next to that is the Norfolk Temperance Hotel, sitting on a Lansdown Road with gardens in front of the houses on the bakery side. What […]

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