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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 6 Sep 2018 7.45pm Southampton CS Tony Shadick will remind us of our 50th anniversary boat cruise on the Basingstoke Canal and other videos of local transport interest. See Chairman’s Column on page 1 of the September Newsletter Chilworth Parish Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Fri 7 Sep 2018 7.30pm Kennet & Avon CT, Crofton Branch “A Guided Tour of the Great Exhibition 1851.” An illustrated talk by David de Haan. Tickets £10.00 including a light supper. NOTE: Advanced bookings only as there is limited seating. Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW (SU261623). Web: www.croftonbeamengines.org Tickets: crofton.manager@katrust.org.uk
Sat 8 Sep 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 15 Sep 2018 10.00am-5.00pm The Claverton Group Claverton Pumping Station. Static (not pumping) day. Adults: £4.00, 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
Sun 16 Sep 2018 12.30pm-5.00pm Wey & Arun CT Heritage 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-book required: online, by email or phone by noon, 13 Sep 2018. 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/events33
Tue 18 Sep 2018 7.45pm Kennet & Avon CT (Reading Br) “Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue.” 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 22 Sep 2018 11.00am-dusk National Trust Wey River Festival, Dapdune Wharf. Boaters and visitors alike are welcome. There'll be plenty to do such as craftsand 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 22 Sep 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-Sun 29-30 Sep 2018 10.30am-4.30pm Kennet & Avon CT, Crofton Branch Crofton steaming weekend. Adults: £8.00 Concessions: £7.00 Children under 16: Free. Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW (SU261623). Web: www.croftonbeamengines.org
Sun 30 Sep 2018 2.00pm Wey & Arun CT Official opening of the new Summit Slipway. All are welcome, especially if you have any type of boat – you can launch trailable boats via the slipway. If you wish to attend, please register your interest via Wey & Arun website. Thriscutt Slipway (on the Summit Level of the canal near Alfold and Dunsfold, Surrey). (approx TQ034357) Trust Office: 01483 505566 Email: events@weyandarun.co.uk Web: weyarun.org.uk/events37
Wed 3 Oct 2018 10.30am IWA Guildford & Reading Br Walk - New Haw to The Anchor, Pyrford. Meet at The Anchor, use a few cars to drive to New Haw and walk back to the pub. Please contact Gareth Jones on 07850 819071 for further details The Anchor, Pyrford Lock, Wisley, Woking GU23 6QW (TQ053592). Gareth Jones: 07850 819071 Email: gareth@hillhouse.farm
Thu 4 Oct 2018 7.45pm Southampton CS The steamer VIC32. Ron and Myra Glover will tell us about their Scottish cruise on the steamer VIC 32. This will include the Crinan Canal. Chilworth Parish Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
Sat 6 Oct 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 13 Oct 2018 10.15am-3.30pm Wilts & Berks CT Wilts & Berks Canal Trust AGM Old Mill Hall, School Lane, Grove, Wantage, Oxon OX12 7LB (SU399903). Trust Office: 0845 625 1977 Email: info@wbct.org.uk Web: https://www.wbct.org.uk/
Sat 13 Oct 2018 10.00am-5.00pm The Claverton Group Claverton Pumping Station. Static (not pumping) day. Adults: £4.00, 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
Tue 16 Oct 2018 7.45pm Kennet & Avon CT (Reading Br) “Model buildings including Aldermaston ticket office” with Avril Burdett. 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 17 Oct 2018 8.00pm Basingstoke CS “The Life of Brookwood Cemetery” - Kim Lowe's talk will cover the creation of the cemetery, the design, and the people who have been laid to rest in the cemetery. Parish Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Station Road, Chobham, GU24 8AZ (SU974615) Email: chobham.talks@basingstoke-canal.org.uk Web: www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk
Thu 18 Oct 2018 7.30pm Somersetshire Coal CS “Stotherts and the canal” by Stuart Burroughs. 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 18 Oct 2018 7.30pm IWA Salisbury Group “A Sorry Affair.” Peter Oates will talk about the Southampton & Salisbury Canal which was a child of the canal mania of 1792. However, this a sad tale of a badly managed project which cost a lot of money with an uncompleted 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
Sat 20 Oct 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 28 Oct 2018 10.30am-4.30pm Kennet & Avon CT, Crofton Branch Crofton Halloween 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 8 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 Parish 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 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
Thu 6 Dec 2018 7.45pm Southampton CS Inter-Society Waterways Quiz. Salisbury IWA will be in charge of this year’s quiz evening. Chilworth Parish Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com
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

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