Bude and Stratton Heritage Day
The annual celebration of Cornish invention and ingenuity takes place in and around the town’s most significant areas of heritage, Bude Castle, constructed by 19th Century Cornish inventor, Sir Goldsworthy Gurney and the Bude Canal, famous for its series of incline planes and working sea lock.
It’s a day with something for everyone that includes miniature traction engines, classic cars, WWII military vehicles, Cornish food stalls, music ranging from brass to folk to jazz and children’s entertainment including Punch & Judy, a magician, a clown and face painting.
How can you take part?
There are three paying car parks within easy reach, everyone is welcome and don’t forget the event is free. Delve in to both the town and Cornwall’s past with special interest stalls featuring the Cornish Language Partnership, Trevithick Society, the Bude Branch of the RNLI, Bude Harbour and Canal Society and the Bude Old Cornwall Society. A hog roast will be cooking outside, plus canoe races, there’s free entry to the Castle's Heritage Centre for the day and at 5.00pm the RNLI's 'Blessing of the Sea' down at the Sea Lock.
Did you know?
The Bude canal is unusual in that it has six inclined planes in which boats were hauled up and let down by chains operated mainly by waterwheels