Welcome to the official site for the Bude Canal and Harbour Society.
The special year has arrived -
Bude Canal will commemorate 200 years in July 2019.
A special booklet has been produced and is available for a £1 donation - bargain. Details soon or speak to a trustee.
The Bi-Centenary website is live. Not finished as we shall be adding more information and photographs throughout 2019 but it's time to explore.
(Past event - 16th to 28th February Exhibition at the Heritage Centre, The Castle, Bude entitled “Bude Harbour & Canal – the early days”).
27th to 30th March "HIDDEN DEPTHS" a brilliant new production by Bude Youth Theatre to celebrate the 200 years of the Bude Canal. Details to follow but you can already book through "Wegottickets" website searching for Bude Youth Theatre.
Full details on their page on our new website for the BiCentenary Saturday 6th April Guided tour of Tub Boat Canal. Max number of people 19 so please ensure you pre-book. Tour approx. 10 am - 6pm Saturday 13th April Guided walk along the Bude Aqueduct section - Lower Tamar Lake and on through to Cornwall on the Permissive Path. Sunday 21st July Bude Stratton Heritage Festival. Please note change of date Tuesday 23rd July Commemorative Buffet with entertainment at The Falcon Hotel, Bude to celebrate the exact anniversary of the start of work on constructing the Bude Canal.
Saturday 6th April Guided tour of Tub Boat Canal. Max number of people 19 so please ensure you pre-book. Tour approx. 10 am - 6pm
Saturday 13th April Guided walk along the Bude Aqueduct section - Lower Tamar Lake and on through to Cornwall on the Permissive Path.
Sunday 21st July Bude Stratton Heritage Festival. Please note change of date
Tuesday 23rd July Commemorative Buffet with entertainment at The Falcon Hotel, Bude to celebrate the exact anniversary of the start of work on constructing the Bude Canal.The 23rd July 2019 is the anniversary day of the bicentenary of the start of construction of the Canal in 1819. To mark this important event BCHS, with Bude Canal Trust, have organised an evening of celebration with a buffet and musical entertainment at the Falcon Hotel, Bude. There will be presentations of commemorative plaques to Bude Stratton Town Council and Holsworthy Town Council, by BCHS and BCT respectively, to mark this anniversary. This event is pre-bookable via a booking form enclosed in this issue of the Tub Boat. The cost is £22 per person. The event is from 7pm to 11.30pm with the buffet being served at 8pm. It is smart casual dress. The cut off date for booking is 2nd July 2019. Entertainment will be provided by ‘Cousin Jack’ and ‘Friggin Riggin’. If you wish to come to this event please complete a booking form and return with your remittance to 4a The Crescent, Bude, EX 23 8LE by 2nd July 2019. Bookings will be confirmed by the issue of tickets of 1 per person. Please make cheques payable to Bude Canal and Harbour Society. Please note cheques will not be presented until the week before the event ie 16th July 2019. ----------- If the Bude Canal plays a part in your life through, work, leisure or a simple appreciation of this important heritage feature constructed 200 years ago, it would be good if you came to this event to celebrate the 200th anniversary. Hope to see you there!
RECENT TUB BOAT NEWSLETTERS
Do you have a contribution for consideration to be published in the next edition of the Tub Boat. Details of how to submit this are in the Tub Boat but should reach us by 15 March 2019
Canal Regeneration Bude
Redesigned Photo Album
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.
The Updated Reprint of "BUDE CANAL - PAST AND PRESENT"
"The Bude Canal -
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!
Did you know that you can join the Society and support its work from only £5 a year? Membership form- join or renew
Website design and maintenance by Jacki Stephens
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