Bude, Cornwall
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bude and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Photo Books on Bude

Browse 4 photo books on Bude and the surrounding area.


I was born in Flexbury Park Nursing Home, Bude in Nov 1942. My parents lived at the time in Breakwater Road. Does anyone know where this nursing home was ? It appears that when my father returned on leave from the RAF they asked St Michael and All Angels to Baptize me on a Wednesday.When this request was denied my mother informed the ...Read full memory

A memory of Bude by gthompson33

Bude Breakwater Ship Wrecks

I remember reading about The Welsh Collier Llandaff in about 1898 trying for the safe haven of Summerleaze Beach being wrecked on the reef at the back of The Breakwater a year ago she was saved from a similar fate at in another location but the reef rocks are very sharp here which possibly was the result of Her not being able to be saved.

A memory of Bude by warspite2013

Grenville Hotel...For 12 Guineas A Week!

To all it may interest...I have discovered among the effects of my late father, Roger B Vincent, of White Lodge, Hingham, Norwich, Norfolk, a letter dated March 8, 1947, from the manager of the Grenville Hotel, Bude, Mr R Williamson, replying to an inquiry from my father about reserving a room for his honeymoon ...Read full memory

A memory of Bude by jravincent