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The Thorns – Bude’s Pioneer Photographers
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THORN PHOTOGRAPHERS OF BUDE – 1850s to 1932 £24.99 from Spencer Thorn Jewellers or Spencer Thorn Bookshop Signed Copies from Spencer Thorn Jewellers The Thorn photographers were pioneers of the art in Bude. This book celebrates their enormous contribution to Cornish history. Over 250 fantastic images taken from their original glass negatives, many never before published, showing the landscape, seascape and shipwrecks, of North...

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Russian Children at The Castle, Bude
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Here follows some info from a chat with a lovely Bude lady called Barbara who recalls the presence of Russian children at The Castle. If anyone else has any information, please get in touch! Dawn, author of Secret Bude and two other Bude books,  is happy to interview anyone who has some interesting oral history to provide. In the 1930s, according to Barbara (born...

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Secret Bude – Something of a Labour of Love
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Bude & Beyond community website owner and one of the trio involved in Bude Past & Present, Dawn Robinson, is pleased to announce the publication of her third and latest book on Bude. The book, Secret Bude was published last week by Amberley Publishing. It breaks away from the previous two books commissioned by the publishers, Bude in Old Postcards and Bude Through Time....

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Bude Mystery Woman – Pamela Coleman-Smith (aka Colman)
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Pamela Colman Smith is something of a mystery, which is maybe part of her enduring appeal to her followers. It was only when investigating the history of Bude for my forthcoming book, Secret Bude, that I came across her, for she died in the town. Part of the mystery is where she is buried, or whether she was cremated. We all like a grave...

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Swimming in Bude
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This slideshow requires JavaScript. Talking to a Plymouth College of Art student recently, I discovered that Bude Sea Pool is unique in the UK for being the only outdoor pool which is actually built into the landscape. Certainly, it is one of the last remaining tidal lidos in the country. She felt this, therefore, creates a unique sense of space because, while the sea...

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