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Bude from the canal 1890’s
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Looking from the bulge in the canal (which marks an old quarry) towards the town about 1890. Baulks of timber float in the canal next to the Bude Haven Saw Mill (later the Steam Laundry), ready for cutting into planks for use in the adjacent Stapleton’s boat yard. What is now the marshes was a water meadow, stretching unbroken up to the Crescent; the...

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Canal – Helebridge 1920’s
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A view from the 1920’s showing the road bridge over the canal at Helebridge, with the barge workshop in the right background and, on the left, the house that was the residence of George Casebourne, Chief Engineer of the canal company. A peaceful and tranquil place even...

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Canal 1898
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Canal 1898

Jun 9, 2014 by

A view from 1898 showing the turning area of the canal, looking towards the town. It appears that the wharf rail extension is in the process of construction, it looks freshly...

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Canal empty in 1978
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The occasion recently when storm damage to the lock gates forced its emptying and dredging is not unique. Work on or damage to the gates happens every so often; this view, from March 1978 shows a previous time when the canal was...

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