Bude’s Gurney Stove wins Object of the Year

Well done indeed to the heritage team at Bude’s Castle.


The Castle Heritage Centre won awards last night at the Cornwall Heritage Awards. The Gurney Stove won Cornish Object of the Year after Bude’s locals voted for it. It’s great that Sir Goldsworthy Gurney’s work has been recognised and reflects how important his inventions were and the impact they had on the country.

Additionally, The Castle also won the Judge’s Special Award for the project/organisation that merits additional commendation. The judges praised the team on the creative use of space, excellent initiative, great environmental policy, staff’s commitment, ambition, and the quality of the displays. They were also shortlisted for the Environmentally Responsible Award and the Innovation Award, both of gained ‘Highly Commended’.

The whole team are understandably ecstatic with the awards and helping to make Bude a place to visit, as well they should be. The Castle has certainly improved, becoming much more attractive in recent months. 

Now if we can add in some more arts and culture (book events, film, talks) to add to the exhibitions already provided, Bude would be absolutely perfect in every way.

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