Waterway Events and Meetings

The following is a list of waterway events that are due to take place within approximately 50 miles of Southampton plus other major events.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the correctness of this information, please check with the listed contact who will be glad to confirm and supply further details. Some or all of these events may be cancelled or amended if Covid-19 regulations require such action.

If YOU know of an event taking place that you feel should be in this list, but isn’t, then please contact the Web Site Manager.

Ordnance Survey grid references and/or postcodes have been added (where known but not guaranteed) to aid location of the event.

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Coronavirus pandemic

As a result of the pandemic and the related restrictions put in place by the Government, virtually all events since April 2020 have been cancelled. However, most Covid restrictions were lifted in July and it is expected that more events will be announced soon. Some or all of these events may be cancelled or amended if Covid-19 regulations require such action. Currently, details of further events are not known.

The first Society meeting is due to be held on 7th October 2021. The Society’s secretary should be able to supply more up-to-date information.
 

Date/Time Organiser Details Venue Contact
Every Sat, Sun 10.15am - 4.00pm. Last day open this year: Sun 26 Sep 2021 (in steam) Kennet & Avon CT (Crofton Br) Crofton Beam Engines - Non-Steaming Days. (See below for steaming days). Admission: Adult (16+): £5.00, Concession (60+ & Students): £4.50, Child (under 16) & K&A Trust members: Free. See website for further details. Usually, the beam engines will not be in steam. Occasionally the pumps are run in steam but these are often only announced shortly before the event. Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW (SU261623). Tel: 01672 870300 Email: crofton@katrust.org.uk Web: www.croftonbeamengines.org
Most days The Claverton Group Claverton Pumping Station. Open for pre-booked visits only - day or evening. Pump in action. 90 minute conducted tour. Adults: £10.00, Accompanied Children under 16 free. Minimum spend £40. See website for further details. Claverton Pumping Station, Ferry Lane, Claverton, Bath, BA2 7BH (ST790643). Tel: 01225 483001 Email: bookings@claverton.org Web: www.claverton.org
Sat & Sun 25-26 Sep 2021 10.00am - 4.30pm Kennet & Avon CT (Crofton Br) Crofton Beam Engines - In Steam. Last steaming this year. Booking in advance recommended for steaming days. Adult £10.75 (£12 with Gift Aid). Accompanied children under 16 free. Discounts for K&A CT members and National Art Pass holders. Advance on-line booking system with Art Tickets. Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW (SU261623). Tel: 01672 870300 Email: crofton@katrust.org.uk Web: www.croftonbeamengines.org Advance on-line booking: Art Tickets.
Thu 7 Oct 2021 7.45pm Southampton CS Members’ Get Together. For our first meeting since March 2020 we thought that we would have a get together and meet up again. Amongst other matters, we shall consider the future of the Society. Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com Web: https://sotoncs.org.uk
Tue 19 Oct 2021 7.45pm Kennet & Avon CT (Reading Br) Details of meeting to be advised. 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). Graham Puddephatt: 07802 154504
Thu 21 Oct 2021 7.30pm IWA Salisbury Group Details of meeting to be advised. 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 28 Oct 2021 7.30pm Somersetshire Coal CS Annual General Meeting followed by a talk: 'New To The SCC Archive - Photographs, Maps, Plans & Documents' 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
Thu 4 Nov 2021 7.45pm Southampton CS Irish Waterways. Ron and Myra Glover are booked to talk about their boating experiences over in Ireland. Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JZ (SU410184). Angela Rose: 02380 675312 Email: alanjrose@btinternet.com Web: https://sotoncs.org.uk
Tue 16 Nov 2021 7.45pm Kennet & Avon CT (Reading Br) Details of meeting to be advised. 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). Graham Puddephatt: 07802 154504
Thu 18 Nov 2021 7.30pm IWA Salisbury Group Details of meeting to be advised. 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