Bude, Efford Cottage 1890

Memories of Bude


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.

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 (...Read full memory)

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.

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.

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