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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 4 Jan 2018 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 Parish Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Sat 13 Jan 2018 12.30pm Southampton CS SCS New Year Luncheon. See Chairman's Column on page 1 in January Newsletter. Cost: £25.00. Booking essential by Thursday 4 January 2018. Keats Restaurant, Winchester Road, Ampfield, SO51 9BQ (SU400232). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Wed 17 Jan 2018 8.00pm Basingstoke CS “The Thames Tidal Defences” - Nathan Ellis provides an introduction to the past, present and future of the Thames Barrier and its associated Gates, tidal Walls and Embankments. Parish Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Station Road, Chobham, GU24 8AZ (SU974615) Malcolm Brickwood: 07437 200021 Email: chobham.talks@basingstoke-canal.org.uk Web: www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk
Thu 18 Jan 2018 7.30pm IWA Salisbury Group Working as a Coastal Ranger. Chris Marshall is a Coastal Ranger working in areas and with communities along Southampton Water and the Solent. 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 21 Jan 2018 12.30-4.00pm IWA Avon & Wilts Br Social A revival of the Branch Annual Informal Sunday Lunch. Three course lunch with coffee or tea - £25 per head. Members and guests from other branches very welcome. The Bristol Golf Club, Blackhorse Lane, Almondsbury, BS10 7TP (ST584816) (off the B4055 close to J17 of the M5) Geoff Harman: 0117 9623812 Email: harman@lampeter99.plus.co.uk
Thu 1 Feb 2018 7.45pm Southampton CS 4000 Locks and Counting - a talk by Tony Fry about his canal cruising experiences (including recent trips on the Erewash and Montgomery canals) Chilworth Parish Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Mon 5 Feb 2018 7.30pm Wilts & Berks CT (Royal Wootton Bassett Branch) Waterway Recovery Group by George Eycott. The Angel Hotel, 47 High Street, Wootton Bassett, Wilts, SN4 7AQ (SU068826). Jenny Stratton: 01793 850310 Email: jenny.stratton@wbct.org.uk
Thu 8 Feb 2018 7.30pm IWA Avon & Wilts Br Australia's Murray River A talk by Rob Dean who has cruised this massive river (1,240 miles long!) with his wife. The Community Room, Wickhouse Close, Saltford, BS31 3BZ (ST678674). Geoff Harman: 0117 9623812 Email: harman@lampeter99.plus.co.uk
Thu 15 Feb 2018 7.30pm IWA Salisbury Group Dundas Aqueduct and the Somerset Coal Canal. Tim Wheeldon will give a two part illustrated talk. First a look at the Dundas Aqueduct on the K&A Canal and then the story of the redevelopment of the first quarter mile of the derelict Somerset Coal Canal. 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 15 Feb 2018 7.30pm Somersetshire Coal CS A Pictorial Journey - continued further by Roger Halse. 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 21 Feb 2018 8.00pm Basingstoke CS “Exploring the Caledonian Canal” with Dr Roger Squires who will discuss Telford’s masterpiece. A ship canal across Scotland using the natural fault line of the Great Glen and its series of fresh water lochs. Parish Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Station Road, Chobham, GU24 8AZ (SU974615) Malcolm Brickwood: 07437 200021 Email: chobham.talks@basingstoke-canal.org.uk Web: www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk
Thu 1 Mar 2018 7.45pm Southampton CS The Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Caroline Tilley will talk about RNLI, the charity which rescues 24 people a day. Chilworth Parish Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Thu 15 Mar 2018 7.30pm IWA Salisbury Group “Braunston & Stoke Bruerne – from Waterway Transport to Leisure use Today.” John Pomfret looks at transport history in these villages and then takes us through the rise and fall of freight canal traffic to the recent leisure developments. 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 15 Mar 2018 7.30pm Somersetshire Coal CS The Bristol Junction Canal by Stuart Fisher. 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 21 Mar 2018 8.00pm Basingstoke CS “Whitchurch Silk Mill.” Join Deborah Wheeler for a virtual tour of a Georgian silk weaving water mill, see, hear and feel it’s fascinating history and beautiful fabrics. Parish Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Station Road, Chobham, GU24 8AZ (SU974615) Malcolm Brickwood: 07437 200021 Email: chobham.talks@basingstoke-canal.org.uk Web: www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk
Sat 31 Mar-Mon 2 Apr 2018 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
Thu 5 Apr 2018 7.45pm Southampton CS The Heroes & Villains of The Basingstoke Canal. This canal largely owes its existence to a few people at critical points in its history. Some of their actions were soundly commercial or altruistic and some fraudulent and criminal. Roger Cansdale tells about these heroes and villains. Chilworth Parish Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Wed 18 Apr 2018 8.00pm Basingstoke CS “Canal & River Trust Engineering a 200 Year Old Infrastructure.” Neil Owen discusses the way in which CRT are managing their Engineering Assets, including future improvement and the implication on the possible adoption of waterways managed by other Navigation Authorities. Parish Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Station Road, Chobham, GU24 8AZ (SU974615) Malcolm Brickwood: 07437 200021 Email: chobham.talks@basingstoke-canal.org.uk Web: www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk
Sat 28 Apr 2018 10.00am-5.00pm The Claverton Group Claverton Pumping Station. Pumping day. Adults: £6.00, 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-Mon 5-7 May 2018 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 12 May 2018 10.00am-5.00pm The Claverton Group Claverton Pumping Station. Pumping day. Adults: £6.00, 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-Mon 26-28 May 2018 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 26 May 2018 10.00am-5.00pm The Claverton Group Claverton Pumping Station. Pumping day. Adults: £6.00, 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

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