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The Bude Canal and Harbour Society is the natural successor to the reformed Bude Canal Society of 1997. The Bude Canal and Harbour Society became a registered charity (no.1086646) on 21st May 2001. 

The Executive Committee of Trustees meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 2.00 pm, in the Falcon Hotel, to conduct their business meeting. The Society holds various events for members and public and attends public events with its trade and display stalls. Details of which are included in the quarterly newsletter and in the event section of this website. 

If you are interested in the Canal or the Society please contact: Chair: Chris Jewell 01288 352298 Treasurer/Membership Secretary: Martin Shannon 01288 356367  


The Bude Canal & Harbour Society was formed in 2001 by local people who support the above proposals.

The Society is a Registered Charity with the following aims:

i) to preserve, conserve and encourage restoration of the Bude Canal where possible.

ii) to advance public education in the history and former use of the Bude Canal.

We invite you to join the Society.Your annual subscription will be used to finance the activities of the Society.

Membership subscriptions will be due on the 1st September of each year. Any member joining the Society after 1st June will not need to renew their subscription until 1st September of the following year.

Membership brings you

A quarterly newsletter, providing you with the latest information of our achievements and forthcoming activities. Contributions for possible inclusion in this from members are welcome.

An Annual Meeting with guest speakers and visual presentations.

Guided walks along parts of the canal, including sections not currently open to the public.

Social activities.

Access to the Society's historical and current information.

An illustrated Membership Card, and access to the Society's Rules and Annual

Audited Accounts by request.

Persons joining later in the year will receive back copies of all Newsletters published already in that membership year.

Donations - These are held in a separate account and used to finance our educational activities to raise the public awareness of the Bude Canal through talks and displays

Click here for a NEW MEMBERSHIP FORM.

There is a Renewal form, further down the page.

"If you are printing this form double sided and completing these sections please ensure that the STANDING ORDER MANDATE and GIFT AID sections are not back to back as they need to be separated. Alternatively print the form single sided."


Please consider completing the Standing Order Mandate and/or the Gift Aid Declaration They both assist the Society greatly in administration and in obtaining refunds from the Inland Revenue at the rate of 25p for each '£' of subscription or donation.

We have simplified the Membership Application form for quick download and completion. Please complete the form and send it with the appropriate subscription to the Membership Secretary

Martin Shannon

Membership Secretary

3 Barnfield Park,

Stratton, Bude

Cornwall EX23 9BQ

01288 356367

Click here for a quick RENEWAL form "If you are printing this form double sided and completing these sections please ensure that the STANDING ORDER MANDATE and GIFT AID sections are not back to back as they need to be separated. Alternatively print the form single sided."

Contact Martin

Membership Secretary by email on bude.canal@gmail.com



Bude Canal & Harbour Society holds data supplied by its members on their application to join the society. It may include an e-mail addresses as well as name, postal address and telephone number. This information is stored on the society's computer which is protected by a password known only to the Membership Secretary and a named deputy (for emergency use only). It is used to administer the business of the society such as sending AGM or EGM notices and other relevant documents to its members. This information is not shared with any other organisation or member and it is kept until the member leaves, resigns, lapses or is confirmed as deceased. It is then deleted from the society's records Any member can gain access to his/her own personal information held by the society by contacting members@bude-canal.co.uk or writing to the Membership Secretary, 3 Barnfield Park, Stratton, Bude, Cornwall EX23 9BQ. Members also have the right to withdraw their consent at any time by contacting the Membership Secretary at the above address. The data stored is only that which is collected from the member. Members are therefore encouraged to inform the society of any changes to their contact details such as postal address, telephone number or e-mail address so that we can remain in contact. Bude Canal and Harbour Society - 2020

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Join Our Amazing Community

The Society are always keen to welcome new Members - especially younger ones with tons of energy and ideas. The Canal has been around for 200 years and we want to ensure it is kept thriving for another 200 years providing the Community with many opportunities