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

Bude Canal


Welcome to our new Tub Boat Editor - Chris Walton. The first Tub Boat of 2017 is very picture rich and as such is about 9MB - please let us know if this is too much - or too little as we can adjust this accordingly. Until the new site is ready we have provided access to a year's Tub Boats below.

Winter 2016/2017

Autumn 2016

Summer 2016

Spring 2016

Winter 2015/2016


SAVE THE DATE - A NEW FORMAT FOR THE AGM - it's nearly time!

26th February 2017

The AGM will take place in the Gallery at the Castle Heritage Centre, Bude.

Click for a poster



We are trying a new approach and will have an AGM day. The programme for the day has been agreed as follows.
10am – 10.30 am Meet for free coffee and introduction
10.30 am – 11.30 am approx. Guided tour of exhibition – BCRP 2007-9 and questions
11.30 am – 12 noon Comfort break
12 noon – 1 pm Presentation ‘Pinkery Pond and canal’ by Graham Wills
1 pm -2.30pm Buffet lunch (must be booked*)
2.30 pm – 3.45 pm AGM
3.45 pm Dispersal
(*The buffet lunch is £6.75 per person and MUST be pre-booked and paid. Please contact info@bude-canal.co.uk You will need to book by 15/01/2017.)

Your booking form is here
Please ensure Mike receives completed form with your cheque before 14th February!




Bear in mind some things like the 1904 maps and Tub Boat editions may be easier to access via a desktop but - for instance - would you like the regeneration photos easily accessible on your phone - please let us know. ALL suggestions welcome !


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 - click here for form

Also find out more in 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

Winter 2016/2017



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

If you do not have the brilliant Adobe Reader - please click here to download this first.