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Happy New Year

New Edition of The Tub Boat - No 82!

The AGM will be held on 18th February 2018 in the Willoughby Gallery, Castle Heritage Centre, Bude, between 10am and 4pm. The itinerary for the day is as follows;
10am Meet at the Castle Heritage Centre. Followed by a short walk, weather permitting. 11am approx. Return to Castle Heritage Centre. Coffee/tea break £2 per person. 11.30am Presentation by Ian Harrison on the project at Rosemoor, near Torrington regarding a section of the Rolle Canal. 12.15pm Presentation by Robert Hodgson, Chairman of Friends of the Grand Western Canal on their plans for “Park ‘n Glide” project at Silk Mills near Taunton. 1pm Buffet Lunch incl tea/coffee at £8 per person. MUST BE PRE-BOOKED by 18th February and PAID. 2.30pm AGM. 3.45pm Pack up, etc. 4pm Leave premises.
If you intend to partake of the AGM please complete the enclosed booking form to give some idea of numbers attending the various aspects of the day. I hope to see you there. Chris Jewell

Events to be arranged
May 2018......Annual Coach trip. Not yet finalised. Details in the Spring edition of the Tub Boat



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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!

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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

Winter 2018



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

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