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.

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 […]

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Upton – centre for spiritualism in times past?

Had a chat with a local lady last week, who used to live in Upton as a child. Showing me these old photos and cards, she reckoned that many people […]

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Cornwall’s Bude SLSC – Australia’s surf life saving gift to England

Keith White sent me a link to this wonderful article about the origins of Bude SLSC. In summary, it suggests that surf lifesaving was an Australian gift to Cornwall, testimony […]

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Crooklets beach huts – the bad old days

Found some old photos probably dating from around 2012. Compare and contrast with what you see today. 

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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 […]

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Old Cornwall Society talks about the history of Rodda’s Creamery

By Helen Hocking: Gathering as they always do on the last Monday of the month members of Bude, Stratton & District Old Cornwall Society welcomed their guest Speaker, Mr. Philip Rodda […]

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