A page for local history connections, with special thanks to the late Ray Boyd who donated so many of his images to Bude & Beyond so that everyone could see them.

‘Hunt the Leader’ in Bude

Our lucky day. Andy Webb has very kindly sent in these images and an explanation. All relevant comments and images welcome. Please do not use elsewhere without contacting us for Andy’s permission. He says: Two photos from the Bude C.S.S.M. Kids Mission around 1978-1980. ‘Hunt the Leader” was one of […]

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Did you attend Radio 1 Roadshow Bude in 1980?

Thanks to a guy called Andy who says: I’ve been searching for photos from the Radio 1 Roadshow when it came to Bude and have stumbled upon this. Here’s where I found it: https://audioboom.com/posts/893951-mike-read-radio-1-roadshow Going by the text in the top right corner, It looks like its from a magazine scan […]

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Why Bude should be interested in Pamela Colman Smith

In the last couple of years, I have met with visitors from USA, Australia and Canada, all interested in finding the grave of Pamela Colman Smith (tucked away in an unknown spot in St Michael’s; this is covered in the book). They have also been interested in her life. These […]

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Bude Old Photos – can you help date them?

Thanks very much to Karina Price for these photos from her grandparents in response to our request for good news/happy things. Can anyone date any of them?             c

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Looking back at a unique Bude event from 2016

Who remembers this event? It was a lighthearted event for Mother’s Day but just imagine, for a minute, struggling to have your basic hygiene needs met; having no knickers to wear, for example, when you have a fistula, or are on your period or are just out living your womanly […]

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Lucille’s poetic memory of Margaret Frost

Yesterday, I went to see Lucille Opie, who told me this rather charming tale relating to the late Margaret Frost. We both thought people in Bude would enjoy it: In 1953, when we first came to Bude, a man called Ed Rutherford, tall, 6ft 5, came over to Bude from […]

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