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Stibb maps

Historic maps of Stibb and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Stibb maps

Stibb photos

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Poughill| Sandymouth Beach| Stratton| Bude| Kilkhampton| Launcells| Morwenstow| Marhamchurch| Widemouth Bay

Stibb area books

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Memories of Stibb

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Cornwall memories

Finding Mum's Family

St Andrew's Church c1965, Stratton
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After researching my mother's family for four years I found that our ancestors came from Kilkhampton and decided to pay a visit. I couldn't find anything relating to the family so, on a whim, I decided to explore Stratton and found this beautiful church. To my surprise, the moment I walked through the gate, a whole bank of "MAYNARD" headstones stood before me and I was able to complete the little book I had written for Mum to celebrate her 90th birthday, complete with photographs of all her ancestors graves. What a find. My cousins who all live in the London area, could not believe I had found where their middle Christian name of "MAYNARD" had originated from and were delighted to find they had Cornish blood running through them.

The Old Stratton CP School

I attended Stratton CP School between 1969-1975 when it was at Howells Road. The headmaster at that time was Frank Clark who taught me in J6 and other teachers I can remember were Mrs Hicks, Mrs Humpries, Mr Gregory, Mr & Mrs Olson and Mrs Wheatley. Was there a Mr Yelland as well???  As an infant we would have a bottle of milk every morning after succeeding in piercing the straw through the foil top. I also tried to escape one day when I ran across the road and my sister and Mr Clark had to try and persuade me to go back to school. Canon Smith use to take the school assembly once a week and as he walked in front of us, his black leather shiny shoes use to squeak loudly!!

The 11plus exam was abolished by the time I left primary so we automatically went to the Lower school for the first, second and third formers, which was the previous Bude/Stratton secondary modern. This of course... Read more

Mary Cornish

Olde Mill House And Tea Gardens c1935, Bude
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My gt gt grand mother, Mary Cornish was born in Coombe Valley c 1814 She was married to Henry Harris in the parish church of St Morwenna & John the Baptist on 26th December 1839 The presiding incumbent was Robert Stephen Hawker.


Olde Mill House And Tea Gardens c1935, Bude
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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 Orchard. I spent much of the war years on this farm. My darling Aunty Phyllis died on Saturday March 5th aged 90.

Mrs C Barker

Efford Down Hotel c1960, Bude
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I have been looking at my parents wedding book dated 1953 and I have found an entry on the guest list for Mrs C Barker from the Efford Down Hotel. My father was Jack Barker and I know he had a cousin Joan from Bude. I just wondered if anybody might have know Mrs C Barker from the Hotel.

Friends of Daisy Jackett {jacquet}

Efford Down Hotel c1960, Bude
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Does anybody in the Bude , Marhamchurch area remember Daisy ( my mum ) who lived in Bude / Marhamchurch area, 1940 to 1947. Daisy worked at the Clairmont hotel in Bude, which I think now is a outdoor activity centre.

Lloyds Bank (family Home)

The Strand c1960, Bude
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At the age of 13 we lived in Lloyds Bank, my mum and dad where the caretakers there. Bude Strand was our play area in 1955, many a new pair of shoes was practised walking to and fro on that pavement. My dad also worked for the County Council and repaved it in later years, no one way system then, cars travelled both ways. Fond Memories.

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