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Rowena Cade at the Minack
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While not about Bude, most people who live in Bude will know of  the Minack Theatre, so here goes… You may not have heard of Rowena Cade. Born in Derbyshire, she was the amazing woman whose legacy stops me in my tracks every time I visit the Minack Theatre in Cornwall. A granite construction, with concrete seats, perched on the edge of the cliffs...

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The #Morwenstow Maverick
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Anything ever said about Reverend Stephen Hawker is potentially controversial. So here goes…with an article I  first wrote some time ago… 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 can begin to see why life at the little Cornish village of Morwenstow might have attracted...

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Morwenstow Band in 1903
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Morwenstow Band from 1903 with the founder John Cholwill seated in the centre. from left to right starting in the back row: John Pomeroy, William Cholwell, Christopher Cholwell, William Oke,Harold Cholwell, Arch Tape, John Oke, Frederick Tape, Claude Tape, and Lambert...

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Bude Railway Staff?
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The end figures in the back row have not been identified but the centre two are Stationmaster Thomas Furse, on the lfet, and Charles Inch (bookstall manager). Second row — kneeling, Jack Smale, driver of the tandem mail van, Bude to Holsworthy; sitting, Fred May, driver of the four horse Bude-Holsworthy coach; Gertie and Lily Furse, the stationmaster’s daughters, and sitting next to them,...

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