Month: June 2020

Basingstoke Canal Wharves and Cranes

This notice announcing the forthcoming opening of the Basingstoke Canal listed the ten wharves where goods could be loaded and unloaded. One might imagine that they would be equipped with cranes to assist the process, but in fact old photos show little signs of any. This map of the terminal basin at Basingstoke in 1872 […]

Update from the BCA

Here is an update from Fiona Shipp, Canal Manager, at the BCA: While some places might have gone quiet during lock down this certainly hasn’t been the case at the canal. We have seen large numbers of local people using the towpath for walking, cycling and jogging and hopefully appreciating the value of the canal […]

AGM 2020

Go to AGM Documentation Dear Member As you are aware, regrettably the Society’s Annual General Meeting scheduled for 16th May 2020 had to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the government’s resulting lockdown arrangements.  Whilst measures are evolving, they still make large gatherings difficult to organise, so the Society’s AGM will therefore for […]