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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
Mon 4 Feb 2019 7.30pm Wilts & Berks CT (Royal Wootton Bassett Branch) North by North West. - a talk by Trust members Steve Bacon and Cyan Ellis on the canals around Manchester. Cost £3.00. 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 7 Feb 2019 7.15pm Kennet & Avon CT, Crofton Branch “The Brooke Bond Tea Company” - a Tea Party presentation by David Harris, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the company. Tickets £5.00 by email or on the door. To include complimentary tea (PG Tips). In support of the Crofton Pumping Station. St Peter’s Church, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1HQ (SU185687). Tel: 01672 870300. Web: www.croftonbeamengines.org Tickets: crofton.manager@katrust.org.uk
Thu 7 Feb 2019 7.45pm Southampton CS “Bats - the super heroes of the night” with Nik Knight. Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Sat 16 Feb 2019 10.30am-3.00pm Kennet & Avon CT, Crofton Branch Open Day. We will be open on occasional days so that visitors can see maintenance work in progress. Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW (SU261623). Web: www.croftonbeamengines.org
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
Tue 19 Feb 2019 7.45pm Kennet & Avon CT (Reading Br) Canal Laureate 2018/19. Speaker Nancy Campbell. 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 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
Thu 21 Feb 2019 7.30pm IWA Salisbury Group The Wilts and Berks Canal. A member of the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust will update about the restoration of this canal which links the Kennet & Avon Canal at Semington to the River Thames at Abingdon. 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 7 Mar 2019 7.45pm Southampton CS “Steam Narrowboating – not for the faint hearted” with Mark Rudall. Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Sat 16 Mar 2019 10.30am-3.00pm Kennet & Avon CT, Crofton Branch Open Day. We will be open on occasional days so that visitors can see maintenance work in progress. Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW (SU261623). Web: www.croftonbeamengines.org
Sun 17 Mar 2019 10.00am Somersetshire Coal CS Walk - Paulton to Radford - guided walk. Paulton public car park, BS39 7NW (ST651565) Derrick Hunt: 01225 863066 Email: workparty@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
Thu 21 Mar 2019 7.30pm IWA Salisbury Group “The Middle Danube & its Connecting Waterways.” John Pomfrett will cover the Danube for over 600 miles from Vienna through several countries to a passage through the spectacular Iron Gate Gorge into Romania and Bulgaria. He also cover the river's navigable tributaries and canals. 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
Mon 1 Apr 2019 7.30pm IWA Guildford & Reading Br Branch AGM at the National Trust’s premises. Dapdune Wharf, Wharf Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4RR (SU992503). Gareth Jones: 07850 819071 Email: gareth@hillhouse.farm
Thu 4 Apr 2019 7.45pm Southampton CS “My life on the River Severn” based on the Tanker Trade in the 1960s and the grain trade in the 1980s by Chris Witts. Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
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
Sat-Mon 20-22 Apr 2019 10.30am-4.30pm Kennet & Avon CT, Crofton Branch Easter weekend steaming. Adults: £8.00 Concessions: £7.00 Children under 16: Free. Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW (SU261623). Web: www.croftonbeamengines.org
Sat 20 Apr 2019 10.00am-5.00pm The Claverton Group Claverton 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 21 Apr 2019 10.00am Somersetshire Coal CS Walk - Radford to Camerton - guided walk. Meet at Camerton Heritage Site, BA2 0PB (ST681579)(Park in Durcott Lane). Derrick Hunt: 01225 863066 Email: workparty@coalcanal.org.uk
Sat 27 Apr 2019 10.00am-5.00pm The Claverton Group Claverton 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
Thu 2 May 2019 7.45pm Southampton CS TBA Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Sat-Mon 4-6 May 2019 10.30am-4.30pm Kennet & Avon CT, Crofton Branch Early May Bank Holiday steaming. Adults: £8.00 Concessions: £7.00 Children under 16: Free. Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW (SU261623). Web: www.croftonbeamengines.org
Sat 4 May 2019 10.00am-5.00pm The Claverton Group Claverton 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 11 May 2019 10.00am-5.00pm The Claverton Group Claverton 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 18 May 2019 10.00am-5.00pm The Claverton Group Claverton 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 19 May 2019 1.00pm-4.00pm Wey & Arun CT Pulborough to Pallingham Boat Rally. This aims to confirm the right of navigation on the River Arun above Pulborough, reaching the site of the junction with the Wey and Arun then on to the navigable limit at Pallingham Quay. No entry fee, but donations towards costs welcome. Launching times to be announced nearer the date. Further info on website. Launching from Pulborough slipway. Adj to The Corn Store, London Road, Pulborough, RH20 2BJ (TQ045184). Map of slipway here. Canoes can launch at Stopham Bridge, RH20 1DS (TQ030183). Map here. Please register for event on website. Further information, please email. Trust Office: 01483 505566 Email: events@weyandarun.co.uk Web: www.weyarun.org.uk
Sat-Mon 25-27 May 2019 10.30am-4.30pm Kennet & Avon CT, Crofton Branch Late May Bank Holiday steaming. Adults: £8.00 Concessions: £7.00 Children under 16: Free. Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW (SU261623). Web: www.croftonbeamengines.org
Sat 25 May 2019 10.00am-5.00pm The Claverton Group Claverton 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 2 Jun 2019 Wey & Arun CT “The Poddle” - WACT’s annual sponsored walk and major fundraiser. Circular walk to include part of the canal. Start between 9am - 10.30am from Bramley Village Hall, via Farley Green Village Hall where lunch will be provided, Blackheath, Albury and back to the start. Possible to do morning only. Further details and registration on website. Bramley Village Hall, Hall Road, Bramley, Surrey, GU5 0AX (TQ009449). Trust Office: 01483 505566 Email: support@weyandarun.co.uk Poddle co-ordinator email: margaret_darvill@weyandarun.co.uk Web: weyarun.org.uk/events39
Thu 6 Jun 2019 7.45pm Southampton CS TBA Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com

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