On October 22nd Britain’s Got Talent singer songwriter performs at the Jail. Read more...

See the fabulous Company B at Bodmin Jail on Friday 30th September, a“rowdy” jump jive band playing music from the 40‘s. Read more... The Firelight Show On October 14th prepare for a night in a North American Tent Show. Read more...

St. Petroc's Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary School Athelstan Park, Bodmin, Cornwall was given this title in September 1990 after the amalgamation of St. Petroc's Infant School and St. Petroc's Junior School. St. Petroc's is a large school with some 440 pupils between the ages of four and 11. Eight of its fourteen governors are nominated by the Diocese of Truro or the Parochial Church Council of St. Petroc's, Bodmin.

The church was originally a Norman construction, although it was extensively rebuilt in the 15th century and restored again in the 19th century. In addition there was a large Abbey of Bodmin, of which only a few fragments and a fishpond survive today.

There is an active running club: Bodmin RoadRunners.

Bodmin Beacon Local Nature Reserve is the hill overlooking the town. The reserve has 83 acres (33.6 ha) of public land and at its highest point it reaches 162 metres with the distinctive landmark at the summit. The 44-metre tall monument to Sir Walter Raleigh Gilbert[24] was built in 1857 by the townspeople of Bodmin to honour the soldier's life and work in India.

Explore the jail after dark in the company of resident medium; an experienced and professional Psychic medium and energy therapist. Not for the faint of heart!

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Come and join in one of our quiz nights every Wednesday from 8pm.

Today the town is somewhat more tranquil and its imposing granite buildings reflect the town’s importance during the tin mining boom in the 19th century and its position as the former administrative centre of Cornwall. A quick walk around Bodmin reveals the old county courtroom which is now a unique visitor attraction, the imposing and eerie county jail, renowned for its ghosts, and the 15th Century church of St Petroc, the largest parish church in the county.

Explore the jail after dark if you dare with our resident medium.

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Learn about Selina Wadge who was hanged at the jail.

Get married at the Jail’s in The Governors Hall function suite, with its Gothic high vaulted ceiling, incredible décor, and an atmosphere hard to compare in Cornwall. Just the perfect venue for your special day.

Something for everyone to enjoy at the Jails restaurant and bar!

The Governors Hall function suite, the perfect venue for your special day.

Aspirant National Service Sergeant Instructors of the Royal Army Education Corps underwent training at the Army School of Education, situated at the end of the Second World War at Buchanan Castle, Drymen in Scotland,[32] and later, from 1948, at the Walker Lines, Bodmin,[33] until it moved to Wilton Park, Beaconsfield.

Bodmin was the county town of Cornwall for many years and the home of the County Assizes. However, the courts have now moved to Truro and the Shire Hall is now the Tourist Information Centre. There are also several interesting exhibitions within the building.

The county prison is now a museum open to the public. Bodmin Gaol was built in 1778, replacing the Debtor's Prison. It was the first prison in the country to have separate cells rather than communal accommodation. The jail was rebuilt twice in the following 100 years to cope with the increasing population of the town. Over the years there were 55 hangings in the prison, 51 of which were public - it was in fact the site of the last public hanging in Britain. in 1909. Bodmin Gaol closed in 1922.

Wander in the ruins of this awesome structure and sense what it may have been like to serve time here, and undergo the hard physical regime before being returned to active service. Feel the spiritual energy this building exudes, even today.

The song "Bodmin Town" was collected from the Cornishman William Nichols at Whitchurch, Devon, in 1891 by Sabine Baring-Gould who published a version in his A Garland of Country Song (1924).[14]

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Bodmin has a non-league football club Bodmin Town playing in the South West Peninsula League; a level 10 league in the English football league system. Their home ground is at Priory Park. Bodmin Rugby Club play rugby union at Clifden Parc and compete in the Tribute Cornwall/Devon league; a level 8 league in the English rugby union system.

There are a further three primary (or elementary) schools within Bodmin; Berrycoombe School in the north west corner of the town, St. Mary's Catholic Primary School and Robartes Primary Junior School, both situated west of the town centre.

There are many interesting walks and nature trails on the moor, including a stroll to the top of Brown Willy, the high point of Bodmin Moor at more than 1,300 feet. Rough Tor is the second highest point and is worth the climb for the view from the top. Other leisure activities available in the area include water sports on Siblyback Lake.

The Royal Cornwall Golf Club (now defunct) was located on Bodmin Moor. It was founded in 1889. The club disbanded following WW2.[34]

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Although the main gates are locked at around 11.30 p.m., we cannot accept any responsibility for the loss of valuable items left in vehicles on the premises.

Bodmin (Cornish: Bosvena[1]) is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated south-west of Bodmin Moor.[2]

Bodmin Town Council is made up of sixteen councillors who are elected to serve a term of four years. Each year, the Council elects one of its number as Mayor to serve as the town's civic leader and to chair council meetings.[5]

The town expanded in the sixties and seventies, when people from the South East of England were re-housed in the area. This has given Bodmin a more 'cosmopolitan' atmosphere.

Bodmin lies in the east of Cornwall, south-west of Bodmin Moor. It has been suggested that the town's name comes from an archaic word in the Cornish language "bod" (meaning a dwelling; the later word is "bos") and a contraction of "menegh" (monks). The "monks' dwelling" may refer to an early monastic settlement instituted by St. Guron, which St. Petroc took as his site. Guron is said to have departed to St Goran on the arrival of Petroc.

Learn of Selina Wadge, one of only four women to be hanged for of the murder of their child, and see the only working execution pit in the UK

Jail Visits (Sat Nav: PL31 2PY): Adults (16+): £10.00 Concessions (65 & over): £8.50 Children 5-15: £7.50 – under 5: FREE Family (2x adult, 2x Child): £32.00

Bodmin is twinned with Bederkesa in Germany; Grass Valley, in California, United States; and Le Relecq-Kerhuon (Ar Releg-Kerhuon in Brittany), France.[citation needed]

Visitors arriving by train at Bodmin Parkway can catch a steam train for the short journey into town. The Bodmin & Wenford Railway opened in 1990 and restored this link to the town. It is also possible to link up with the Camel Trail at Boscarne Junction to enjoy the old scenic railway route. Not far from the station is the Military Museum.

The Cornish Guardian is a weekly newspaper published every Wednesday in seven separate editions, including the Bodmin edition.

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Wander the naval wing of the jail and feel the spiritual energy.

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