Bude, Riding The Surf c.1960
Photo ref: B242235
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A Selection of Memories from Bude

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I searched for Grenville Hotel, Bude and found this site. I was reading my grandmother’s travel diary. She visited the hotel in June of 1951 and reported: “Very nice hotel, good dinner — staff friendly — coffee in the lounge on house — head waiter told us in the dining-room that coffee was being served in the lounge — very nice gesture. ...see more
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 vicar that there was a war on ! I was duly baptized on Wednesday 17 Dec 1942 ! G Thompson
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 following his marriage to my mother, H Joan Harrison, of Scarning, Norfolk, It reads: ...see more
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.