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.

Bude In The 1950s.

I remember the primary school and the little banks behind it which seemed huge to us then! We used to go mussel picking on the rocks and walk along the downs with buttercups and daisies, sadly now much reduced due to soil erosion. The cottages were old and tumble-down the further out you got. There was an old cobbler called ...Read full memory

A memory of Bude by Sheila Mc Cann

Marhamchurch

My paternal ancestors (Box) owned the iron foundry down by the Bude canal in Marhamchurch until the coming of the railway in the mid 1800s. Many are buried in the churchyard. My maternal grandparents (Nichols) lived in Marhamchurch in the late 1900s and their daughter Phyllis married a farmer (Charles Routley) who farmed at Cann ...Read full memory

A memory of Bude by Meg Leng

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