About the Society

Unfortunately, this Society has decided that it should be wound up at the end of March. See the Home Page for further details.

Unlike many canal societies, the Southampton Canal Society has not supported a single waterway. There is no Southampton Canal, although in the past there were several navigable waterways in southern Hampshire (see Local Waterways). Instead our aims were to foster interest in canals and inland waterways, to assist in their preservation, restoration and development, and to give practical help on waterway projects.

The Society was established in June 1967 and, until the Covid pandemic, it used to hold meetings regularly, usually on the first Thursday of each month. These meetings have now ceased and subscriptions to the Society are no longer available.

The Society, through its regular meetings of illustrated talks and canal outings, helped many waterways and associated organisations with donations and assistance with working parties. As an affiliated member of the Inland Waterways Association (a national body that campaigns for all waterways users), the Society supported the restoration of derelict waterways along with the preservation of our waterways heritage and transport system.

The Society will continue to produce a monthly A4 newsletter until the March 2022 issue distributed via email and sent by post to members not wishing to receive it by email. It is also available on this website (see Newsletter). The current archive of newsletters since 1990 will continue to be available on this website.

Society Contacts

Position Name Address Telephone / Email
Chairman Alan Rose 33 Brackley Way
Totton
Hampshire
SO40 3HP
023 8067 5312
alanjrose@btinternet.com
Secretary Angela Rose 33 Brackley Way
Totton
Hampshire
SO40 3HP
023 8067 5312
alanjrose@btinternet.com
Treasurer and Membership Secretary Aelred Derbyshire 31 Nelson Close
Romsey
Hampshire
SO51 7DA
01794 651350
aelred41@sky.com
Newsletter Editor and Web Site Manager (not a committee member) Peter Oates 8 Field View
Braunston
Northamptonshire
NN11 7JS
01788 890102
scs@sotoncs.org.uk

Other members of the society’s committee are: Sue Derbyshire and Gordon Osborn.