Waterway Events and Meetings

The following is a list of waterway related events taking 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.

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Date/TimeOrganiserDetailsVenueContact
Thu 5 Sep 2019Southampton CSBursledon Brickworks. Mr Bob Marshall will tell us about the brickworks where he is a volunteer.Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184).Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Sat-Sun 7-8 Sep 2019 10.00am-18.00pmWilts & Berks CTMary Archard Boat Trips on the wheelchair-accessible 'Mary Archard' will run hourly starting at 10.00 with the last departure at 17.00. Prices £5 adults, £2 children aged 2-15, and £12 for family (2 adults + 2 children). Infants under 2 and not occupying a seat are free. Refreshments available.Templar's Firs slipway, Royal Wootton Bassett. The canal car park is off Marlborough Road almost opposite Templars Way Industrial Estate at SN4 7SE (SU071814).Bookings can be made phone: 07749 215741 or email: steve.bacon@wbct.org.uk
Sat 7 Sep 2019 10.00am-5.00pmThe Claverton GroupClaverton Pumping Station. Pumping day CANCELLED.Claverton Pumping Station, Ferry Lane, Claverton, Bath, BA2 7BH (ST790643).Tel: 01225 483001 Email: enquiries@claverton.org Web: www.claverton.org
Sat 14 Sep 2019 10.00am-5.00pmThe Claverton GroupClaverton Pumping Station. Pumping day. Adults: £6.00, Accompanied Children under 16 free, no concessions.Claverton Pumping Station, Ferry Lane, Claverton, Bath, BA2 7BH (ST790643).Tel: 01225 483001 Email: enquiries@claverton.org Web: www.claverton.org
Sun 15 Sep 2019 10.00amSomersetshire Coal CSWalk - Camerton Hopyard to Dunkerton - guided walk.Dunkerton Sewage Works - location uncertain.Derrick Hunt: 01225 863066 Email: workparty@coalcanal.org.uk
Sun 15 Sep 2019 2.30pm-5.00pmWey & Arun CTHeritage open day guided walk from Gunpowder Store (Shalford) to Bramley. Approx 2.5km, 2 hours, starting from Stonebridge Wharf, the walk follows parts of the original canal to the former Bramley Wharf. Gunpowder Store may also open. Free of charge (donations to WACT welcome). Pre-booking required: online, by email or phone by noon, Thu 8 Sep 2019.Meet at Gunpowder Store, Stonebridge Wharfside, Shalford, GU4 8EH (SU998465). Parking available at Broadford Business Park, Shalford GU4 8EP (SU998467) (behind the Parrot Inn) on the A248 Shalford-Godalming road.Trust Office: 01483 505566 Email: events@weyandarun.co.uk Web: weyarun.org.uk/events47
Tue 17 Sep 2019 7.45pmKennet & Avon CT (Reading Br)Wildlife of the Kennet Valley with Adrian Lawson. Entry donation £2.50 (incl K&A members) – to help pay for the meeting.Grange Free Church Hall, Circuit Lane, Southcote, Reading, RG30 3HD (SU692718).John Swift: 0118 941 5540 Email: swift.john21@gmail.com Mobile: 07533 886917.
Sat 21 Sep 2019 11.00am-duskNational TrustWey River Festival, Dapdune Wharf. Boaters and visitors alike are welcome. There'll be plenty to do such as crafts and many other foodie and activity stands. The illuminated pageant at dusk is the highlight, lighting up the river from the centre of Guildford.Dapdune Wharf, Wharf Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4RR (SU992502).National Trust Navigations Office: 01483 561389 Email: riverwey@nationaltrust.org.uk Web: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/
Sat 21 Sep 2019 10.00am-5.00pmThe Claverton GroupClaverton Pumping Station. Pumping day. Adults: £6.00, Accompanied Children under 16 free, no concessions.Claverton Pumping Station, Ferry Lane, Claverton, Bath, BA2 7BH (ST790643).Tel: 01225 483001 Email: enquiries@claverton.org Web: www.claverton.org
Sat-Sun 28-29 Sep 2019 10.30am-4.30pmKennet & Avon CT, Crofton BranchCrofton Steam Gala. Adults: £8.00 Concessions: £7.00 Children under 16: Free.Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW (SU261623).Web: www.croftonbeamengines.org
Sat 28 Sep 2019 10.00am-5.00pmThe Claverton GroupClaverton Pumping Station. Pumping day CANCELLED.Claverton Pumping Station, Ferry Lane, Claverton, Bath, BA2 7BH (ST790643).Tel: 01225 483001 Email: enquiries@claverton.org Web: www.claverton.org
Thu 3 Oct 2019Southampton CSWilliam Walker. David Farthing will be telling us about the diver who helped save Winchester Cathedral from sinking.Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184).Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Tue 15 Oct 2019 7.45pmKennet & Avon CT (Reading Br)Somersetshire Coal Canal with Adrian Tuddenham. Entry donation £2.50 (incl K&A members) – to help pay for the meeting.Grange Free Church Hall, Circuit Lane, Southcote, Reading, RG30 3HD (SU692718).John Swift: 0118 941 5540 Email: swift.john21@gmail.com Mobile: 07533 886917.
Wed 16 Oct 2019 8.00pmBasingstoke CS“The Basingstoke Canal Manager.” Fiona Shipp (Canal Manager) will describe the day to day operations of the Basingstoke Canal Authority and how they work with neighbouring local authorities, volunteers and the Canal Society to manage the Canal.Parish Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Station Road, Chobham, GU24 8AZ (SU974615)Email: chobham.talks@basingstoke-canal.org.uk Web: www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk
Thu 17 Oct 2019 7.30pmIWA Salisbury Group“London’s Lost Route To the Sea.” A speaker from the Wey & Arun Canal Trust will inform us about the history, original function and restoration of this navigation.The Green Dragon, Old Road, Alderbury, Salisbury, Wilts, SP5 3AR (SU182275).Ron & Myra Glover: 01722 710322 Email: glover.3@btinternet.com Jon Van de Geer: 01722 412841
Sun 20 Oct 2019 10.00amSomersetshire Coal CSWalk - Dunkerton, including the Aqueducts - guided walk.Dunkerton Parish Hall, The Hollow, Dunkerton, Bath BA2 8BG (ST709596).Adrian Tuddenham: 01225 335974 Email: editor@coalcanal.org.uk
Thu 24 Oct 2019 7.30pmSomersetshire Coal CS“Midford - 2 Counties, 3 Parishes, 2 Railways and The Somersetshire Coal Canal” by Roger Halse.Radstock Working Men’s Club, The Street, Radstock, BA3 3PR (ST688547). For location see map hereSteve Page: 01761 433418 Email: membership@coalcanal.org.uk
Sat 26 Oct 2019 10.00amWilts & Berks CTWilts & Berks Canal Trust AGM The usual format is visits and exhibition in the morning, formal meeting and forum in the afternoon.Sheldon School, Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham SN14 6HJ (ST908742).Trust Office: 0845 625 1977 Email: info@wbct.org.uk Web: https://www.wbct.org.uk/
Thu 7 Nov 2019Southampton CSHampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Andy Lester will talk about the leading nature conservation charity in the two counties, protecting local wildlife and inspiring people to love nature.Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184).Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Sun 17 Nov 2019 10.00amSomersetshire Coal CSWalk - Dunkerton to Combe Hay - guided walk.Dunkerton Layby on A367, Dunkerton, Bath BA2 8BS (ST715597).Derrick Hunt: 01225 863066
Tue 19 Nov 2019 7.45pmKennet & Avon CT (Reading Br)Christmas Party and Speaker. Entry donation £2.50 (incl K&A members) – to help pay for the meeting.Grange Free Church Hall, Circuit Lane, Southcote, Reading, RG30 3HD (SU692718).John Swift: 0118 941 5540 Email: swift.john21@gmail.com Mobile: 07533 886917.
Wed 20 Nov 2019 8.00pmBasingstoke CS“Surrey Search and Rescue.” Rosie Jordan will talk about Surrey Search and Rescue: a professional but unpaid team who are on call to assist Surrey Police 24 hours a day to search for and rescue vulnerable missing persons.Parish Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Station Road, Chobham, GU24 8AZ (SU974615)Email: chobham.talks@basingstoke-canal.org.uk Web: www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk
Thu 21 Nov 2019 7.30pmIWA Salisbury Group“Exploring the South of France by Boat.” Jon Van de Geer will take us on journeys along the Canal du Rhone a Sete, the Petit Rhone, on an excursion to Carcassonne and a trip along the Canal du Midi.The Green Dragon, Old Road, Alderbury, Salisbury, Wilts, SP5 3AR (SU182275).Ron & Myra Glover: 01722 710322 Email: glover.3@btinternet.com Jon Van de Geer: 01722 412841
Thu 28 Nov 2019 7.30pmSomersetshire Coal CSSocial Evening - T B A by Patrick Moss.Radstock Working Men’s Club, The Street, Radstock, BA3 3PR (ST688547). For location see map hereSteve Page: 01761 433418 Email: membership@coalcanal.org.uk
Thu 5 Dec 2019 7.45pmSouthampton CSInter-Society Waterways Quiz. SCS will be in charge of this year’s quiz evening. Followed by the traditional American Supper.Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184).Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Thu 12 Dec 2019 7.00pmIWA Salisbury GroupChristmas Dinner at the Green Dragon.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
Wed 18 Dec 2019 8.00pmBasingstoke CS“Film evening from the BCS archives.” Archive film about one of the last commercial voyages from the Wey Navigation into London’s Royal Docks. The film was made in the 1970s by Tony Harmsworth but has recently had a commentary added and presents a vivid picture of life and work on the Wey Navigation and the River Thames at this time.Parish Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Station Road, Chobham, GU24 8AZ (SU974615)Email: chobham.talks@basingstoke-canal.org.uk Web: www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk