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/Time Organiser Details Venue Contact
Thu 7 Nov 2019 7.45pm Southampton CS Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. The speaker, Andy Lester, will be talking about the new nature reserve at Fishlake Meadows in Romsey, its history and future. Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Sun 17 Nov 2019 10.00am Somersetshire Coal CS Walk - Dunkerton to Combe Hay - guided walk. Dunkerton Layby on A367, Dunkerton, Bath BA2 8BS (ST715597). Derrick Hunt: 01225 863066
Tue 19 Nov 2019 7.45pm Kennet & 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 8.00pm Basingstoke 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 7.30pm IWA 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 21 Nov 2019 7.30pm Sussex Ouse Restoration Trust Fish-Passes will be the subject of a talk by Tony Woolnough who is an internationally renowned specialist designer of fish-passes. Upper Hall, Perrymount Methodist Church, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN (TQ331244). Secretary: 01761 433418 Email: info @ sxouse.org.uk Web: www.sxouse.org.uk/
Sat 23 Nov 2019 10.30am-3.00pm Kennet & Avon CT, Crofton Branch Open Day. Curious what goes on at Crofton during the winter? Come along to one of the Winter Works open days and meet some of the dedicated volunteers carrying out essential maintenance tasks on the engines. Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW (SU261623). Web: www.croftonbeamengines.org
Thu 28 Nov 2019 7.30pm Somersetshire Coal CS Social Evening - T B A by Patrick Moss. Radstock Working Men’s Club, The Street, Radstock, BA3 3PR (ST688547). For location see map here Steve Page: 01761 433418 Email: membership@coalcanal.org.uk
Thu 5 Dec 2019 7.45pm Southampton CS Inter-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
Sat 7 Dec 2019 10.30am-3.00pm Kennet & Avon CT, Crofton Branch Open Day. Curious what goes on at Crofton during the winter? Come along to one of the Winter Works open days and meet some of the dedicated volunteers carrying out essential maintenance tasks on the engines. Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW (SU261623). Web: www.croftonbeamengines.org
Thu 12 Dec 2019 7.00pm IWA Salisbury Group Christmas 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 8.00pm Basingstoke 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
Thu 2 Jan 2020 7.45pm Southampton CS Members Photographic Evening and Competition. This gives everyone the opportunity to show some pictures that you feel will entertain / amuse / educate your fellow members. Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Sat 11 Jan 2020 12.30pm for 1.00pm Southampton CS New Year Lunch. This is a provisional booking and will be confirmed by the next meeting when a menu will be available. Keats Restaurant, Winchester Road, Ampfield, SO51 9BQ (SU400232). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com December Newsletter: December Newsletter
Wed 15 Jan 2020 8.00pm Basingstoke CS “When London had an inland Port.” Lester Hillman will talk about the arrival of the completed Regent's Canal with a huge terminal at City Basin a game changer for London. Hear about the politics, engineering marvels, commerce and crime. What of the future of the City Basin? Parish Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Station Road, Chobham, GU24 8AZ (SU974615) Email: chobham.talks@basingstoke-canal.org.uk Web: www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk
Sat 18 Jan 2020 10.30am-3.00pm Kennet & Avon CT, Crofton Branch Open Day. Curious what goes on at Crofton during the winter? Come along to one of the Winter Works open days and meet some of the dedicated volunteers carrying out essential maintenance tasks on the engines. Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW (SU261623). Web: www.croftonbeamengines.org
Thu 6 Feb 2020 7.45pm Southampton CS To be arranged. Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Sat 15 Feb 2020 10.30am-3.00pm Kennet & Avon CT, Crofton Branch Open Day. Curious what goes on at Crofton during the winter? Come along to one of the Winter Works open days and meet some of the dedicated volunteers carrying out essential maintenance tasks on the engines. Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW (SU261623). Web: www.croftonbeamengines.org
Wed 19 Feb 2020 8.00pm Basingstoke CS “100 years under the flightpath.” Ms Jo Gosney will talk about Farnborough and the impact of aviation on thge people, workplace and economy for over a century. Parish Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Station Road, Chobham, GU24 8AZ (SU974615) Email: chobham.talks@basingstoke-canal.org.uk Web: www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk
Thu 27 Feb 2020 7.30pm Somersetshire Coal CS The Bridgwater Canal and the Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal by Steve Bacon. Radstock Working Men’s Club, The Street, Radstock, BA3 3PR (ST688547). For location see map here Steve Page: 01761 433418 Email: membership@coalcanal.org.uk
Thu 5 Mar 2020 7.45pm Southampton CS To be arranged. Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Wed 18 Mar 2020 8.00pm Basingstoke CS “Woking's Railway.” Alan Norris will describe the coming of the railway to Woking in the 1830's. The talk will also include the Brookwood Cemetery railway and the Bisley Tramway. Parish Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Station Road, Chobham, GU24 8AZ (SU974615) Email: chobham.talks@basingstoke-canal.org.uk Web: www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk
Thu 26 Mar 2020 7.30pm Somersetshire Coal CS Social Evening - T B C. Radstock Working Men’s Club, The Street, Radstock, BA3 3PR (ST688547). For location see map here Steve Page: 01761 433418 Email: membership@coalcanal.org.uk
Thu 2 Apr 2020 7.45pm Southampton CS To be arranged. Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Wed 15 Apr 2020 8.00pm Basingstoke CS “The Electric Boat Association.” Tim Knox is a committee member of the Association. He will tell about it, the advantages of electric propulsion for canal boats and the current state of the technology. Parish Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Station Road, Chobham, GU24 8AZ (SU974615) Email: chobham.talks@basingstoke-canal.org.uk Web: www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk