Ian Sims

The Lengthsmen Scheme

I’m Barry Jones, and I recently took over as Coordinator of the Basingstoke Society’s Lengthsmen Scheme. The essential upkeep of the canal, towpath, locks and other features is carried out by many people including the Basingstoke Canal Authority, Rangers, Basingstoke Canal Society (BCS) and Volunteer’s alike. Many of the tasks they carry out are as […]

There is no such word as can’t

The Basingstoke Canal Society has around 250 volunteers that support the Basingstoke Canal. They come from all sorts of backgrounds.  Terri is a volunteer and has recently self-published a book about her early years that includes service in the Wrens and ten years of long distance sailing. Since her return to the UK in 1977 […]