Society Meetings and Events

Our meetings are normally held on the first Thursday of each month at 7.45pm. These meetings are open to all - non-members are welcome with no admission charges (except for special events). Tea and coffee are available at the interval and a raffle is held to help defray costs.

We usually assemble for our monthly meetings at Chilworth Village (or Parish) Hall, Chilworth Road, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ. (OS Map Ref: SU410184). This hall is to the north of Southampton, lying just off the A27 Bassett to Romsey road next to the Chilworth Arms (formerly called the Clump Inn). A separate page gives maps and directions to the hall.

Further details of any Society meeting / event may be obtained from the Society’s secretary.

Details of other waterway related meetings and events within approximately 50 miles of Southampton may be found on the Waterway Events page.

An index of Society meetings held since 1990 can be found in our Meeting Index with links to reports in the Newsletter about them.

Coronavirus pandemic

As a result of the pandemic and the related restrictions put in place by the Government, the committee of the Southampton Canal Society has agreed that all scheduled meetings of the Society will be cancelled until further notice. The Society’s secretary should be able to supply up-to-date information.
 

Date Meeting / Event
Thu 2 Apr 2020 7.45pm MEETING CANCELLED - Southern French Waterways. Member Jon Van de Geer will take us on a journey along the Canal du Rhône à Sète, the Petite Rhône, on an excursion to Carcassonne and a trip along the Canal du Midi.
Thu 7 May 2020 NO MEETING. As always, there is NO May meeting.
Thu 4 Jun 2020 7.45pm MEETING PROBABLY CANCELLED - “Murder, Mayhem, Pillage & Plunder” - a talk by Cheryl Butler.
Thu 2 Jul 2020 7.45pm MEETING PROBABLY CANCELLED - The Society's AGM. Remember you will need a new chairman!
Thu 6 Aug 2020 NO MEETING. As always, there will be NO August meeting.
Thu 3 Sep 2020 7.45pm MEETING MAY BE CANCELLED - Geoff Watts will be giving a talk on a local history topic, as yet undecided.
Thu 1 Oct 2020 7.45pm MEETING MAY BE CANCELLED - “Exploring the Irish Waterways” - a talk by members Ron & Myra Glover
Thu 5 Nov 2020 7.45pm MEETING MAY BE CANCELLED - A talk by members Eric & Sue Lewis on a subject yet to be confirmed.