Waterway Events and Meetings

The following is a list of waterway events that were due to take place within approximately 50 miles of Southampton. Hopefully you can find something to interest you. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the correctness of this information, please check with the listed contact who will be glad to supply further details of that event.

If YOU know of an event taking place that you feel should be in this list, but isn't, then please contact the Web Site Manager.

Ordnance Survey grid references and/or postcodes have been added (where known but not guaranteed) to aid location of the event.

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Coronavirus pandemic

As a result of the pandemic and the related restrictions put in place by the Government, the organisers of the events listed below have probably cancelled them. How long these curbs will last is unknown at present (27 June 2020) but contacts are given below so that checks can be made about the resumption of their meetings / events. Where notice is given on the organiser’s websites of the cancellation or postponement, this is given below. Absence of such a notice is NOT evidence that the event will definitely proceed.

The committee of the Southampton Canal Society has agreed that all scheduled meetings of the Society will be cancelled until further notice. The Society’s secretary should be able to supply up-to-date information. It is currently intended that the Society’s Annual General Meeting, due in July, will be postponed until 1st October.

Although the lockdown has been eased in a number of ways, it seems that gatherings of more than six people indoors or outdoors are still to be avoided. Groups of more than 30 people will be illegal from 4 July. So it is still unknown at this stage (27 June) when the meetings and events advertised on this page can recommence.
 

Date/Time Organiser Details Venue Contact
Thu 2 Jul 2020 7.45pm Southampton CS MEETING POSTPONED TO 1st October 2020 - The Society's AGM. Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Sun 5 Jul 2020 10.00am-4.30pm Kennet & Avon CT Newbury Water Festival. EVENT CANCELLED. The theme this year was to be “The Great British Summer”. Festival of boats, entertainment, stalls, boat trips and beer tent. Great family day out. Admission is free. If you would like to bring your boat, contact Jill Staig on 01635 47392 for a booking form. Victoria Park, Newbury, RG14 5AS (SU473672). Julian Foley: Mobile: 07502 013844 Email: julianandsarahfoley@hotmail.com Website: https://katrust.org.uk/newbury-branch/
Thu 6 Aug 2020 Southampton CS NO MEETING. As always, there will be NO August meeting. Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Thu 3 Sep 2020 7.45pm Southampton CS MEETING MAY BE CANCELLED - Geoff Watts will be giving a talk on a local history topic, as yet undecided. Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Thu 1 Oct 2020 7.45pm Southampton CS Original meeting expected to be replaced by rescheduled Annual General Meeting from July. Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Thu 15 Oct 2020 7.30pm IWA Salisbury Group The Story Continues. In 2007 Ann Harries talked about “The Man who ate his Trousers”. Her Great Great Grand Uncle, Admiral Sir George Back whose expedition mapped the Arctic including the search for the North West Passage. In 2014 his ship HMS Terror was located under water and is now being examined using modern technology and found to be in excellent condition. The Green Dragon, Old Road, Alderbury, Salisbury, Wilts, SP5 3AR (SU182275). Ron & Myra Glover: 01722 710322 or 07768 622966 Email: glover.3@btinternet.com or myra.glover@waterways.org.uk Jon Van de Geer: 01722 412841
Thu 5 Nov 2020 7.45pm Southampton CS MEETING MAY BE CANCELLED - Provisionally, a talk will be given by members Ron & Myra Glover on Irish Waterways. Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Thu 19 Nov 2020 7.30pm IWA Salisbury Group The Royal Military Canal was built in 1804, constructed as a defence against the possible invasion of England during the Napoleonic Wars. Local historian George Fleming will tell us all about it. The Green Dragon, Old Road, Alderbury, Salisbury, Wilts, SP5 3AR (SU182275). Ron & Myra Glover: 01722 710322 or 07768 622966 Email: glover.3@btinternet.com or myra.glover@waterways.org.uk Jon Van de Geer: 01722 412841