Morwenstow’s Maverick

Now that the Vicar of Morwenstow has been digitised (http://archive.org/details/vicarmorwenstow00goulgoog) thought it was time to resurrect my feature of Reverend Hawker of Morwenstow….. As the crows caw and screech a warning of my approach from their nests in the higher reaches of the churchyard trees (why do graveyards always have crows?) you […]

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Counselling That Won’t Break the Bank….

There are times in all our lives when some counselling can be useful, but for many people, access to free services is only via a GP, and private services are extremely expensive for the average purse. So, it is great news to hear that Barry Bendell, known already in Bude […]

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Illegal Davidstow Rave Intercepted by Police

This comes from the Bude Police Facebook page: “We have been made aware of a possible illegal rave that has been planned to take place this evening at Davidstow Moor near Camelford. The organisers for this event have already been intercepted by Police and the event will not be taking […]

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A Little Hartland History

Having recently spent £14.95 on a slender pamphlet called “Farthest From Railways: An Unknown Corner of Devon” by R. Pearse Chope, originally written in 1934, I hoped to find out more about the isolated North Devon parish to which I’ve moved from the more urbanised north. Despite realising that one source is […]

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St Hilary’s – Dementia Care With a Difference

  PLEASE NOTE THAT ST HILARY’S CARE HOME HAS NOW CLOSED Dementia is a subject people rarely think about until it personally impacts upon them. So it was with me. It is only now that my parents have well advanced memory and communication problems that I am seeking and finding […]

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Little Rays of Sunshine

Great words from a colleague today which were: just write what you like and have fun doing it! So, I’ve dredged up one or two of my favourite Bude articles from the part and rewritten them, so they’re still available for people to read. Starting with Bude based children’s charity, […]

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