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, you should 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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As a result of the Covid restrictions put in place by the Government, virtually all events since April 2020 have been cancelled. However, many restrictions were lifted in July and virtually all were abolished in February 2022. Some events may be cancelled or amended if Covid-19 infections increase again. More events are now being organised in our area.

End of Southampton Canal Society

Sad to relate, no further formal Southampton Canal Society meetings will be held. See the Home Page for further details.
 

Date/Time Organiser Details Venue Contact
Wed 9 Mar 2022 7.30pm IWA Warwickshire Branch IWA Silver Propeller Challenge & AGM. A talk about IWA’s Silver Propeller Challenge by Richard Sanders, preceded by the branch Annual General Meeting. Online with Zoom. Advance registration for this event is necessary via email. https://waterways.org.uk/support/ways-to-get-involved/events/iwa-silver-propeller-challenge-agm Email: info.warwickshire@waterways.org.uk
Wed 16 Mar 2022 7.30pm IWA Lancashire & Cumbria Branch The Leeds & Liverpool Canal. An online webinar with Mike Clarke, President of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Society, on 25 years of the Society and how the Canal has changed over the last 50 years. Online with Zoom. Advance registration for this event is necessary via the IWA website. https://waterways.org.uk/support/ways-to-get-involved/events/the-leeds-and-liverpool-canal
Thu 24 Mar 2022 7.30pm Somersetshire Coal CS Canal Restorations by Patrick Moss. 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.
Sat 26 Mar 2022 9.30am-2.30pm Inland Waterways Assoc & Canal and River Trust Waterway Restoration Conference 2022. This year the focus is on overcoming obstacles and seizing opportunities, including case studies from the Cotswold Canals & Montgomery Canal. The event is free to attend and includes lunch. The Subscription Rooms, George St, Stroud, GL5 1AE (SO850051). Advance booking for this event is necessary via the IWA website. https://waterways.org.uk/support/ways-to-get-involved/events/waterway-restoration-conference-2022
Sun 27 Mar 2022 10.00am Somersetshire Coal CS Walk - Midford to Lock 22. Looking at the canal below the Combe Hay lock flight. Meet: Twinhoe Lane, Midford, BA2 7DD. (ST 760606). For location see map here. Liz Tuddenham: 01225 335974 Email (not HTML): liz@poppyrecords.co.uk.
Sat 2 Apr 2022 - Apr 2023 The Novium Museum Learn about Chichester Canal 1822 – 2022. The Novium Museum is curating an exhibition about Chichester Canal, as part of the Season of Culture. The Novium Museum, Tower Street, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1QH. (SU858049). For opening times see website. Tel: 01243 775888. Web: https://www.thenovium.org/.
Sat 9 Apr 2022 11.00am-3.00pm Chichester Ship CT 200th Anniversary Celebration Event. Celebration of the bicentenary of the opening of the canal to Chichester. See item in February Newsletter. Canal Basin, Chichester, PO19 8DT. (SU 858041) Canal Centre: 01243 771363 Website: https://chichestercanal.org.uk/.
Sat 9 Apr 2022, Tue 12 Apr 2022 + each 2nd Sat & 2nd Tue until Oct Claverton Pumping Station Waterwheel driven pump. Open days: 2nd Sat (pump running) and 2nd Tue (pump may not run) each month Apr - Oct. Adult: £10 (running), £5 (static); Under 16: Free. Claverton Pumping Station, Ferry Lane, Claverton, Bath, BA2 7BH. (ST790643) Tel: 01225 483001 Email: enquiries@claverton.org Web: https://www.claverton.org/
Wed 13 Apr 2022 7.30pm IWA Warwickshire Branch Managing a Hire Fleet During a Pandemic. A talk about managing a hire fleet during a pandemic by Cheryl Howes from Kate Boats. Online with Zoom. Advance registration for this event is necessary via email. https://waterways.org.uk/support/ways-to-get-involved/events/managing-a-hire-fleet-during-a-pandemic Email: info.warwickshire@waterways.org.uk
Sun 17 Apr 2022 10.00am Somersetshire Coal CS Walk - The Lower Lock Flight. Looking at the lower part of the Combe Hay lock flight. Meet: Bridge Farm, Combe Hay, BA2 7NX. (ST745604) Liz Tuddenham: 01225 335974 Email (not HTML): liz@poppyrecords.co.uk.
Thu 28 Apr 2022 6.00-7.00pm The Novium Museum 200 years of Chichester’s Canal. Andew Gibson from the Chichester Ship Canal Trust will give an illustrated talk on the canal: its past, present and future. Tickets £5 from Chichester Box Office The Guildhall, Priory Park, Priory Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1NS. (SU862051) Tel: 01243 775888. Web: https://www.thenovium.org/.
Thu 28 Apr 2022 7.30pm Somersetshire Coal CS Collieries of Timsbury & Paulton 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.
Sat 30 Apr - Mon 2 May 2022 Inland Waterways Assoc IWA Canalway Cavalcade. This is London’s biggest, brightest and best waterways festival. Little Venice, Paddington, London, W9 2PF and W2 6NE. (TQ262818) Website: https://waterways.org.uk/support/ways-to-get-involved/events/iwa-canalway-cavalcade
Sun 15 May 2022 10.00am Somersetshire Coal CS Walk - The Upper Lock Flight. Looking at the upper part of the Combe Hay lock flight. Meet: Bridge Farm, Combe Hay, BA2 7NX. (ST745604) Derrick Hunt: 07986 972984.
Sun 12 Jun 2022 Start: 9.00-1030am Wey & Arun CT Poddle Sponsored Walk 2022 Details on website: https://weyarun.org.uk/backdrop/civicrm/event/info?id=300&reset=1 Start from St Mary's Church Hall, Church Farm Lane, Sidlesham PO20 7RE. (SZ855989) Web: https://weyarun.org.uk/backdrop/civicrm/event/info?id=300&reset=1
Sat 27 Aug - Mon 29 Aug 2022 10.00am - 6.00pm (Mon: 5.00pm) Inland Waterways Assoc IWA Festival of Water 2022. On the Trent & Mersey Canal in Burton Upon Trent for a bank holiday weekend of fun for all who love spending time by the water. See website for more details. Shobnall Fields, Shobnall Road, Burton-upon-Trent DE14 2BB. (SK236238) Website: https://waterways.org.uk/support/ways-to-get-involved/events/iwa-festival-of-water
Dates yet to be confirmed Crofton Beam Engines Steaming and Non-Steaming Days: Dates not currently available. Details of last year’s admission and car parking on website. This year’s should be there soon? Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton, Nr Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 3DW. (SU261622) Tel: 01672 870300 Email: crofton@katrust.org.uk Web: https://www.croftonbeamengines.org/