Month: August 2021

Winter’s Coming!

BCA Update – Summer 2021 While still trying to keep up with the summer programme of work we are already well into planning stages for this coming winters work programme. Works coming up include early winter works to repair Reading Rd Weir in Fleet. This is work that has been identified as a result of […]

2022 Calendar Photo Competition

Closing date 30th September! Grab your cameras, seize the day and snap a perfect picture along the canal for our Calendar Photo Competition We are looking for the best 13 shots of our wonderful waterway from which to create our 2022 calendar. Sales of the 2021 A5-sized calendar raised over £1,500 for the canal society […]

From Fleet to the Olympics

Where will the Basingstoke Canal take you? In August 1979 two members, Dick Abbot and David Millet of the Surrey and Hampshire Canal Society contacted two local people, Charles Hicks and Ian Davey as they had an interest in canoeing. On Thursday 22nd November 1979 the first meeting of the Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club took […]

2021 Raft Race

After an absence of a year, the Society is supporting another Raft Race to be held at Colt Hill, Odiham on 5th September. The Race is being sponsored by Galleon Marine, Odiham Parish Council and 6 local businesses. Eight teams have already entered for the Race. The event will also include canoe demonstrations to be […]