The Basingstoke Canal Bulletin is a freely available, relatively short on-line newsletter about the Canal and the Society, published usually every one to three months. Click here to read the latest edition, and to have future editions emailed to you, please subscribe using the form below:
About the Bulletin
The current Bulletin editor is Martin Leech. The first edition was first published in late 2010. It is available only on-line and is not distributed in printed form. It is complementary to the Basingstoke Canal News (BCN) and is intended to bring news more promptly to the readership, not being tied to a regular publishing schedule (though that does not always happen as swiftly as we would like). Inevitably there is some overlap between the two publications, and occasionally the editors will share articles.
The Bulletin was also originally conceived to attract a different, perhaps younger, audience from our existing membership to generate a broader interest in the Canal and the activities of the Canal Society. There are currently nearly 900 subscribers, mostly from the UK, but a small proportion are spread worldwide.
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Previous Edition Archive
Back numbers of the Basingstoke Canal Bulletin can be found below.
No 30: May 2017: Kitt Trip Boat Operation Launches; Kitty trips announced and on-line booking available; More about Kitty; Work Party activity.
No 29: May-July 2016: New Trip boat Kitty Gets John Pinkerton Colours. Count-down to Woking Canal Festival, Much Festival Activity Going On in the background, Society Members “Birthday Party” – RSVP Please
No 28: Jan-Apr 2016: Society Acquires Another Trip Boat, Major Repairs In Woking and Ash Embankment completed, More on nb Egremont, A New Name Needed, 2016 Celebrations, Work Party Activities, Chobham Meetings – Changes Afoot, 200 Club – New Custodian needed, Forthcoming events
No 27: Nov-Dec 2015: A Christmas Thank You from the BCA, 2016 John Pinkerton trips announced and on-line booking now available, John Pinkerton Cruise vouchers, Woking Canal Festival, Society members’ trips on the JP, Forthcoming events
No 26: May-Oct 2015: Society gears up for 50th anniversary, Capital works continue, Celebratory Woking Canal Festival 2016, Consideration of other towpath users, Work party activities, Water supply and canal closures, John Pinkerton news, Other news, Forthcoming events
No 25: Dec 2014-April 2015: New Panels for JP2, Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Celebration Boat Rally, Bit More Progress at Dogmersfield Landslip, BCA’s “Share The Space” campaign, Work Party Activity, John Pinkerton News, Ash Embankment, Society’s AGM
No 24: Aug-Nov 2014: Monitoring Water the Hi-tech way, Work Party Activities, Dogmersfield Landslip works commenced, Duckweed in Woking, John Pinkerton news, other news, forthcoming events.
No 23: May/June/July 2014: A New Addition…, Busy on the Basingstoke, Progress with Canal Centre Redevelopment, Some progress with Dogmersfield Landslip, Canal management changes, Work Party Activity, John Pinkerton News, Forthcoming events.
No 22: Feb/Mar/April 2014: Not Bikes and Shopping Trolleys but.., Extended Lock Opening Times, Major Woking Canal Development Shelved for Now, Society and Visiting Work Party activities, John Pinkerton News, and more…
No 21: Nov 2013/Jan 2014: Centenary of last attempted trip by boat to Basingstoke, More storms more disruption, Workparty activities, BCA weedcutter returned to service, Capital works update, Latest on Dogmersfield slip, John Pinkerton news
No 20: Sept/Oct 2013: Visiting boaters express their approval, Canal closures, John Pinkerton news, Work party activities, Mychett Lake Embankment Works, Water Strategy Group progress, JP1 Trip Boat for sale
No 19: June/July/Aug 2013: Basingstoke back to full navigation, New Websites launched, John Pinkerton news, Work party news, Dogmersfield Landslip Latest, Mychett Lake Embankment Works, Revised Canal opening times
No 18: Mar/Apr/May 2013: Deepcut Flight Now Open!, Dogmersfield Landslip, Margurite Redway, JP II Has Arrived, JP II Naming Ceremony announcement, Reflections on the Easter Cruise.
No 17: Jan/Feb 2013: Tribute to the Redway family, Further cash pledged for the canal, Canal looks set to be open fully by Easter, Easter boat trip, Society Lengsthman Scheme
No 16: Nov/Dec 2012: New Name and New Image for the Society, Society purchases Colt Hill Barn and Mooring, New JP2 begins to take shape!, JP2 Virtual Tour
No 15: Aug/Sep/Oct 2012: Contract signed for the new John Pinkerton, Deepcut in water again!, Appointment of a new Canal Manager: Fiona Shipp, Water Strategy Group activities, Update on the JP2, New boat company chairman: Dick King
No 14: Jun/Jul 2012: Canal Jubilee Event, Appointment of Canal Manager, Society and visiting work parties, John Pinkerton News, Canal and River Trust Launch
No 13: May 2012: BW Chairman Visit, Water Situation Again, All Change at the BCA, Canal Questionaire, Society Work Party and other News
No 12: Feb/Mar/Apr 2012: Canalside Jubilee 2012, Water Situation, Volunteer Work Party News, Canal “Open Access”, BCA and other News
No 11: Dec 2011/Jan 2012: Recently photographed near Deepcut, Activity on the Canal, Model Engineering help required, Canalside developments, BCA and other News
No 10: Nov 2011: Lock 17 work complete, Activity on the Canal, Request for Volunteers, Proposed Change to the Society’s Name, BCA and other News
No 9: Sep/Oct 2011: Peter Redway Memorial visit by Waterway Recovery Group, Term Contractor Starts Work, “Situations Vacant”, Brewery Road Bridge
No 8: Aug 2011: Volunteers working Lock 17, Progress with Term Contract agreement, Work on the Canal, Future navigation on the Canal
No 7: June/July 2011: Runway’s End Landing completed, Basingstoke Canal – as it used to be, News from JMC, Volunteering News
No 6: May 2011: Woking Canal Festival, Society AGM invitation, New Waterways Charity, Structural Repairs, Volunteering News
No 5: Mar/Apr 2011: Woking Canal Festival, BCA News, Volunteering News, John Pinkerton News
No 4: Feb 2011: Peter Redway, Structural repairs, Volunteering News, John Pinkerton News
No 3: Jan 2011: Alan Flight workboat, Roger Cansdale on BBC Radio Surrey