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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 should be in this list then please contact the Web Site Manager.

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Waterway Events
Date/Time Organiser Details Venue Contact
Thu 1 Nov 2018 7.45pm Southampton CS “Canalling in the late 50’s and 60’s” is the title of Nick Grundy’s talk. This will be based upon the diaries of his grandfather’s holiday and campaign cruises. Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Mon 12 Nov 2018 7.30pm-10.30pm Kennet Valley Village Hall “The Introduction of Jet Aircraft to the RAF.” A talk, by Air Vice-Marshal Graham Skinner CBE, highlighting issues as the RAF replaced piston engines with jets after 1945. Tickets £10.00 including a light refreshments. Bar available. Event in support of RAF Benevolent Fund and Crofton Beam Engines. Kennet Valley Hall, Overton Road, Lockeridge, Marlborough, Wilts, SN8 4EL (SU147678). Web: www.kvh.org.uk Tickets: events@kvh.org.uk
Thu 15 Nov 2018 7.30pm Somersetshire Coal CS “John Padmore - 19th Century Engineer & Polymath” by Richard Ross. 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 15 Nov 2018 7.30pm IWA Salisbury Group Vic 32, a Clyde Puffer. Ron & Myra Glover together with Dave Thomas took a week’s holiday on Vic 32. They will be relating their experiences whilst onboard as they pass through the locks on the Crinan Canal and around the Western Isles of Scotland 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 18 Nov 2018 10.00am Somersetshire Coal CS Walk - Combe Hay Locks and the Engine Site guided walk to view the locks, some of which are on private land. Meet at layby opposite Bridge Farm, Combe Hay, BA2 7EE (ST745604) Derrick Hunt: 01225 863066 Email: workparty@coalcanal.org.uk
Tue 20 Nov 2018 7.45pm Kennet & Avon CT (Reading Br) Members slide show and Christmas “party” - Please bring food. 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 21 Nov 2018 8.00pm Basingstoke CS “The History and Restoration of the Paddle Steamer Medway Queen - Heroine of Dunkirk.” Pam and Mark Bathurst will talk about the Medway Queen. Launched in 1924, it saw service on the Thames estuary until 1963, with 7 trips to Dunkirk in 1940. It was an Isle of Wight nightclub 1966-74, returned to the Medway in 1984, followed by rebuilding of her hull. Parish Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Station Road, Chobham, GU24 8AZ (SU974615) Email: chobham.talks@basingstoke-canal.org.uk Web: www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk
Mon 3 Dec 2018 7.30pm Wilts & Berks CT (Royal Wootton Bassett Branch) “Action for the River Kennet.” Charlotte Hitchmough of Action for the River Kennet (ARK) will talk about wildlife and habitat of the river and what ARK does. All welcome. The Angel Hotel, 47 High Street, Wootton Bassett, Wilts, SN4 7AQ (SU068826). Jenny Stratton: 01793 850310 Email: jenny.stratton@wbct.org.uk
Thu 6 Dec 2018 7.45pm Southampton CS Inter-Society Waterways Quiz. Salisbury IWA 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
Tue 11 Dec 2018 7.30pm-10.30pm Crofton Beam Engines “The History of Christmas.” How old are the customs which we celebrate: prehistoric or Victorian? Are Santa Claus and Father Christmas the same and where did they come from? This talk by Professor Ronald Hutton is designed to answer these and other questions. Tickets: £10.00 includes glass of wine and seasonal gift. The Assembly Room, Marlborough Town Hall, Marlborough, Wilts, SN8 1AA (SU188691). Tickets via email from crofton.manager@katrust.org.uk or via internet from www.eventbrite.co.uk
Thu 13 Dec 2018 7.00pm IWA Salisbury Group Christmas Dinner. 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
Wed 19 Dec 2018 8.00pm Basingstoke CS “Power from Poo.” David Linsell will introduce Thames Water; it’s geographic coverage, handling volumes of clean and waste water, plus tonnes of dry solid material for disposal. Finally, power generation in a combined heat and power plant plus future developments will also be discussed. Parish Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Station Road, Chobham, GU24 8AZ (SU974615) Email: chobham.talks@basingstoke-canal.org.uk Web: www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk
Thu 3 Jan 2019 7.45pm Southampton CS Members' Photographic Evening and Competition Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Sat 12 Jan 2019 12.30pm Southampton CS New Year Lunch. Details and menu to follow. Booking essential by Thursday 3 January 2019. Keats Restaurant, Winchester Road, Ampfield, SO51 9BQ (SU400232). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Wed 16 Jan 2019 8.00pm Basingstoke CS “By Barge to Blighty – The role of inland waterways and the evacuation of casualties in the First World War.” During WW1 with the number of casualties being on unprecedented scales, evacuation to the base hospitals at the coast became a major problem. Pete Starling will highlight the role of the inland waterways as a means of casualty evacuation. Parish Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Station Road, Chobham, GU24 8AZ (SU974615) Email: chobham.talks@basingstoke-canal.org.uk Web: www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk
Sun 17 Feb 2019 10.00am Somersetshire Coal CS Walk - Paulton and Timsbury Basins - guided walk to view the basins. Paulton public car park, BS39 7NW (ST651565) Adrian Tuddenham: 01225 335974 Email: editor@coalcanal.org.uk "
Wed 20 Feb 2019 8.00pm Basingstoke CS “Archaeological Treasures of the Thames.” Malcolm Head will lead a show and tell discussion featuring some artefacts recovered from the Thames during dredging operations conducted over the years. It’s remarkable that the objects, some very fragile, have survived mechanical dredging and are available to enjoy today. 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 Feb 2019 7.30pm Somersetshire Coal CS “Saltford Brass Mill Project” by Richard Ross. 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
Wed 20 Mar 2019 8.00pm Basingstoke CS “200 Years of The Thames and Medway Canal.” David Rouse’s talk traces the timeline from initial fundraising, construction challenges, the impact of railway fever, and eventual demise of the canal. Looking forward, the canal could be developed into a green safe water corridor, supporting fishing, informal boating and other activities. 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 Mar 2019 7.30pm Somersetshire Coal CS “The Glastonbury Canal” - including railways, by Dick Osborne. 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
Wed 17 Apr 2019 8.00pm Basingstoke CS “Metropolitan Police Marine Policing Unit.” Officer William Sargent will talk about the Marine Policing Unit (MPU) which is responsible for policing the 47 miles of River Thames within the Met area (Dartford to Hampton Court) as well as providing a specialist response to over 250 miles of canals and waterways, lakes and reservoirs and other bodies of water in London. Parish Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Station Road, Chobham, GU24 8AZ (SU974615) Email: chobham.talks@basingstoke-canal.org.uk Web: www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk

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