Welcome to The Basingstoke Canal Society News Archive


As the guardian of the Basingstoke Canal, the Society promotes and campaigns for the sustainable future of the Canal as a navigation. Through the John Pinkerton Canal Cruises operation, it also raises money which is used to fund maintenance and improvement works undertaken by Society voluntary work parties.

On this website you can search for and read news publications stretching back more than 50 years. You can either browse through the menu at the top of the page or search using our search centre.

Over the next few months our archivists will be adding to the wealth of historical information available here, building a picture of the Basingstoke Canal back through the decades and centuries. This will culminate in a fully interactive Museum and Virtual Visitor Centre later this year.

To visit the main website where you can find out up to date information and become a member, please click here.

 Last updated by on 19 February, 2021