Bodmin Town Band was formed in 1927. Contest successes saw the Band develop quickly, these achievements were rewarded by being promoted to the Championship Section in 1959, where we remained for 50 years.
We always recognise the need to support local Contests and Associations, having won numerous prizes at the West of England Bandsmen’s Festival and have also held the Cornish Champions title on a number of occasions.
We are also very proud of our amazing record at the South West Brass Band Association Championships, with over twenty victories in the Championship Section.
We are conducted by the very talented Mr John Maines, his vast experience has enabled the band to grow in confidence and together we look forward to continuing the recent successes of the coming years together.
In Jan 2018 we were promoted to the 1st Section, we are having a great year with a successful result at the regional contect and winners of the 1st Sec at the West of England Bandsmans Festival at bugle in June. We look forward to the challenges ahead as we continue to build the Band back up to where it belongs.
We are very fortunate to have sponsorship from Bodmin Jail and we look forward to a close partnership together for many years to come.
Dating back to the early 18th century, The Ship Inn is a splendid old building that, as well as being found in the main road through the village, also lies close to the sandy beaches of St Austell Bay.
Owned and personally run by local publicans, Chris and Linda, this large establishment has plenty to offer both locals and visitors alike.
The interior of this charming old inn is as full of character as its age would suggest and, along with the original ceiling beams, many other features have withstood the test of time.
From the inviting bar visitors can enjoy a variety of quality ales (we are in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide), with many beers from local breweries, as well as draught lager, cider and spirits.
Outside too there is much for the inn's customers: to the side and rear are well maintained gardens where there is there a bandstand, and also a play area for children.
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