Welcome to the new WBCT online blog

Here you can find regularly updated, bite size stories about all things canal related. 



UntitledOur comms team have been working hard this past year to make sure our website is not only full of useful information, but up-to-date with lots of changing articles to keep things fresh and interesting; now we'd love to hear your feedback!

IMG 1367A New Trustee

We'd like to extend a warm welcome to our newest trustee, Debbie Clark.

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Over the Easter weekend we held an Easter egg hunt along the canal. We were absolutely blown away by how many people joined in, and thanks to our lovely supporters, we have raised over £800 for the canal trust!!

Swan 6359 C 1March Photo Competition

There are three winning entries this month, with a beautiful picture of our recently deceased swan replacing our standing Dragonfly image. This month we also have several 'honourable mentions' alongside our winners.

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Very sad news on the canal near Royal Wooton Basset; of the pair of swans that had just chosen their nesting site at Chaddington, yesterday the female was shot & killed. This blog post is being updated regularly, please check back soon - latest update 25/03.

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Some of the windows in Swindon Old Town's Window Wonderland beautifully portrayed the canal... 

Kingshill Swans

Both swans still around by Kingshill; they were grooming themselves, perhaps in preparation for making babies?0028818D 1D54 48B0 98B8 11A51683A12E

Gordon OlsonNew year's greetings from the CEO

I hope you all had the most cheering Christmas possible, given the effects of the Covid-19 restrictions on travel and partying. It’s time now to look forward to 2021 and think about what we want for ourselves and the Wilts & Berks canal project.

5fc0bff4da628New rules following Lockdown 2

From December 2nd 2020 the goverment is replacing the national lockdown with a regionally-differentiated approach, where different tiers of restrictions apply in different parts of the country.