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The eerily strange Stratton house story

From Jeanette: This probably sounds a bit bizarre but when I was a little girl (I’m now nearly 40), I used to travel through Stratton most weekends with my parents. I saw something a bit odd. There was an old house there. At the time, it looked abandoned but on […]

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Stratton’s Roots

Info here adapted from the book by the late Rennie Bere and Brian Dudley Stamp, written in 1980, The Book of Bude and Stratton. Images are from Ray Boyd. Hard to believe that Stratton was mentioned in the will of Alfred the Great (yes, he of cake burning scandal) back […]

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My Evacuation Memories

I was evacuated to Bude and I, along with a little girl named Sylvia, was looked after Mr & Mrs Dando of Stonehill Rise, Stratton. I remember going to the little school in Poughill and going to Sunday School. I stayed with them for about a year but my mother […]

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A Stratton Smallholder

More from Dawn’s interview With John Going, aged 94: I sold my Stratton smallholding to a neighbour and then he split it up. It was in a ring fence, at the Town’s End side of Stratton. Stratton was a nice little place. That’s one of the things that attracted me […]

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The first cattle artificial insemination in Stratton…

nickers103 / Pixabay More from my interview with John Going, 94, of Widemouth, who was the first smallholder in the area to use artificial insemination on his cows: The War changed things. When the War had finished, my father wasn’t in very good health  and we were looking for a […]

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Hectic Old Stratton

Try to conjure a picture in your mind of Stratton as it was in the approach to the nineteenth century. Some of these images will help a little, but you need to imagine lots of people, a veritable throng, which made Stratton thriving and bustling, a hive of activity. Stratton […]

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Stratton in 1893

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Stratton in 1893, showing Bridge Street

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Stratton in 1906

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Stratton in 1935, showing the clapper bridge

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