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Welcome to the official site for the Bude Canal and Harbour Society.

Bude Canal





Get ready for summer and get involved

Sunday 30th July Bude-Stratton Heritage Day from 10.00am.

Saturday 26th August RNLI Weekend with BCHS tables in the marquee.

A G M report

Sunday 26 February saw a "new format" AGM held at The Castle Heritage Centre, Bude. This was very well received.

Jill White with Chair Chris Jewell

The chairman of the Society, Chris Jewell, presented Jill White with a framed photograph of the canal and sea lock at Bude taken on 27th August 2016 during the arrival of the lifeboat for the RNLI Weekend. This was presented in recognition the contribution she has made to the society while serving as a trustee. She has now resigned due to an impending move out of the area.
The AGM was preceded by an interesting talk by Graham Wills about the little-known Pinkery Pond and the surrounding waterways which are on Exmoor above Simonsbath. The talk was followed by an excellent Buffet Lunch provided by the staff at Cafe Limelight.

AGM group picture

The members on the group photo are as follows:-
L-R (back) Audrey Wheatley (former Chairman), Betty Moore (Events Secretary), Jill White (retiring trustee) & Chris Jewell (Chairman)
L-R  (front) Lucille Opie (Trustee) & Peter Daniel (Secretary).

The BCHS CONSTITUTION is now available
on the Society page.


Spring 2017

Winter 2016/2017

Autumn 2016

Summer 2016

Spring 2016

Winter 2015/2016


Canal Regeneration Bude

Report on the Regeneration Project

- adapted from article in revised Bude Canal Past and Present as below.

Redesigned Photo Album

now responsive!

Chris Jewell has been out photographing the Canal Regeneration from day one . During much of the regeneration period the Canal towpaths, locks and features have been closed to the public. Now you can see how the wonderful regeneration took place - There are well over 400 photos and we have now completely redone the album - THE ALBUM IS FULLY RESPONSIVE AND EASY ON TABLETS AND PHONES in readiness for our new site coming soon. We also think it is more attractive to view,.

Remember the photos are copyrighted to Chris so don't abuse his hard work - feel free to email comments.

Begin your voyage of discovery of Bude Canal Regeneration here


The Updated Reprint of "BUDE CANAL - PAST AND PRESENT"

is available from B.C.H.S. The book is only £5.50 plus £1.50 to the price to cover post and packing. Make cheques payable to "Bude Canal and Harbour Society" and send with your own details to
"Hon Treasurer", Chris Jewell at 4A The Crescent, Bude, Cornwall EX23 8LE.

"The Bude Canal - some interesting facts".
If you would like a copy send your remittance of £2.50 payable
to"Bude Canal & Harbour Society" - details as above except postage will be £1.00



We are delighted to be able to bring you the


with eight delightfully reproduced maps together with introduction and full surveyor's notes for each map. Special thanks to The National Lottery, Awards for All and Bude-Stratton Town Council - among others - for making this possible.

We now have 30 issues of The Tub Boat available on this site, together with all photos - just follow the link above - makes very interesting reading! In fact all Tub Boat issues since the Spring of 2003 are available to download from this site!

Transportation of Sand

Did you know that you can join the Society and support its work from only £5 a year? Membership form- join or renew

For information and easy forms see our Membership section

Website design and maintenance by Jacki Stephens



Contact Us ...


For membership and financial matters contact Mike Moore on members@bude-canal.co.uk

New Tub Boat Newsletter

Summer 2017



** We now provid e the newsletters and some booking forms, posters etc in pdf format for ease of printing.

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