Ian Sims

Help make a difference

The support of all our followers, members and volunteers is so important to the Basingstoke Canal Society. You help make the society what it is today! To inform our plans for the future, we would love for you to fill in our online survey – to tell us about your visits to the canal, what […]

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 […]