Emma Raducanu – a “celestial” talent

By Dawn Robinson-Walsh: She is the youngest player to reach, let alone win, a Grand Slam final, since Maria Sharapova in 2004. The final was pacy and exciting – and contained two unseeded players. Emma Raducanu is the first British woman to win a Grand Slam title since Virginia Wade […]

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Sarah Penny – florist and fundraiser extraordinaire

By Sarah Penny with Dawn Robinson-Walsh: Meet Sarah Penny. Here, we look at the work, both occupational and voluntary, of Sarah, who was suggested by Sheridon Rosser of Atlantic Rest. Sarah is Mum to Tegan and Talan. As most local people know, Talan sadly passed away in May, 2017,  from […]

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Rowena Cade – the extraordinary woman behind the Minack

By Dawn Robinson-Walsh: The Minack is a glorious concept and construction down at Porthcurno; it is all the more so when you hear the story of its inspired creator, the incredible Miss Rowena Cade. Born in Spondon, Derbyshire, in 1893, Rowena Cade was one of four siblings. Her sister, Katharine […]

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Bude’s gentleman scientist, Sir Goldsworthy Gurney

By Dawn Robinson-Walsh: One of Bude’s most celebrated, distinguished – and multi-faceted –  historical figures was ‘gentleman scientist’ Sir Goldsworthy Gurney, born on St Valentine’s Day, 1793, who perhaps deserves to be better known than he is, for he made significant contributions to innovation and science.  He died on February […]

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Violet Jessop – Unsinkable Titanic Survivor

By Dawn Robinson-Walsh: Violet Jessop was a Titanic Survivor (enough in itself to make her an interesting person) – she also beat the record of Bude’s Archie Jewell, Titanic survivor.  Not only did she survive the demise of the Titanic (which took 1523 lives), but she also survived two other […]

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Sheridon Rosser, (co) creator of Bude’s natural burial ground

Welcome to our new ‘interesting people’ series, which involves all sorts of people from all walks of life, some local, some national or global, some contemporary, some historical. This came about because I was thinking there are many inspirational people out there who aren’t often publicised, but we know them […]

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