Welcome to the official site for the Bude
Canal and Harbour Society.
STOP PRESS - See below for new SPRING TUB BOAT NEWSLETTER
A G M report
Sunday 26 February saw a "new format" AGM held at The Castle Heritage Centre, Bude. This was very well received.
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.
The members on the group photo are as follows:-
The BCHS CONSTITUTION is now available
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).
on the Society page.
RECENT TUB BOAT NEWSLETTERS
E V E N T S - FOR YOUR DIARY- more details to follow
Sunday 14th May Bude Motor Classic event with BCHS stall. From
Sunday 21st May Visit to Bude Canal by the Rolle Canal Society meeting at
10.30 at the Sea Lock with walk to Helebridge. Carvery
lunch available at The Bullers Arms, Marhamchurch
followed by a visit to Hobbacott Incline and the Bude
Aqueduct. BCHS members are invited to join this event.
Saturday 10th June Annual Coach Trip to Fowey with a boat trip to
Lostwithiel for a tour of the town. See
on the Regeneration Project
adapted from article in revised Bude Canal Past and Present as below.
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.
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 -
If you would like a copy send your remittance of £2.50
to"Bude Canal & Harbour Society" - details as above except
postage will be £1.00
We are delighted to be able to bring you the
BUDE CANAL MAP 1904
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
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