Down at Bude Lock Gates Today

The surf was really pounding in at Summerleaze today which the above photo of people standing on the beach demonstrates. What surprised me was the diving into the lock water, a local pastime I’d not seen before!! (see pix below). Budding Tom Daleys…….          

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A Little Bude History

Last year, I met a very interesting lady, Anne Longley, Co-ordinator of Volunteers at the Bude Heritage Centre Archives (Bude Castle). Anne has a great interest in, and knowledge of everything to do with Bude, despite its shortage of pre 1800s history. In 1800, she suggests, “there was virtually nothing here. Bude wouldn’t exist […]

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Neville – the ‘Duckman’ Behind Bude’s Markets

I’ve often said about how lovely it would be for Bude to have a permanent weekly market. Indeed, Holsworthy town centre comes alive on Wednesdays, when the market there is running. Of course, between April – September, Bude does have its very successful farmers and craft market. This year, the […]

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