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Q: What will the Bude Canal be like in the future;
will this valuable amenity still be available for future generations?

Download ~The Way Forward~

This form should be used for NEW memberships

  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




    Please consider completing the Standing Order Mandate and/or the Gift Aid Declaration 2020. 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


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    Membership Secretary by email on



    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 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