Posts for Summerleaze

The sea at Bude from the words of John Acland

Thanks to one of our invaluable sponsors, musician Aidan B, for sharing a pamphlet originally written by Capt John E. Acland in 1914, which has provided some lovely insights into Bude. As you know, from my books Secret Bude, Bude Postcards and Bude Through Time, I have a thing about […]

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The Bencoolen on which much of Bude was built

We’ve all read about the wreckage of the Bencoolen in 1862. Indeed, there are many reminders around Bude, such as the Bencoolen Bridge, the Bencoolen Inn, and even the Bencoolen Wreckers. The Bencoolen is the most famous of all the Bude shipwrecks. It would have been a  dramatic sight in […]

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Summerleaze 1900s

A view across to the locks before the recreation ground was built.

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Summerleaze beach in the 1900’s

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Summerleaze from Efford, in 1928.

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Summerleaze in the 1920s

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Mentone Terrace at Summerleaze in the 1950s

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Summerleaze in the 1960s

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Summerleaze in 1974, with Bude Scouts building a giant sand castle.  (August 17th 1974)

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Summerleaze in the 1950s

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