Alex Hutchings becomes new RWB Branch Chair
At a special meeting on 19th July, Alex Hutchings was unanimously elected to chair the Royal Wootton Bassett branch.
Dunnington done for 2021
Work parties on 19th and 25th May cleared the canal line at Dunnington Aqueduct and Embankment as seen here.
Work-boat Nelson arrives at Templar's Firs
On Saturday 15th May the work-boat 'Nelson' was lifted out of the Basingstoke Canal at Woking and was taken to Royal Wootton Bassett by lorry, accompanied by 100-ton mobile crane. Click here to read the news item and see a photo gallery of the journey.
First RWB Work-Party of 2021
Read about our visit to Chaddington Lock on 14th April here.
If you want to join our 'free outdoor gym' as a Work-Party volunteer, please e-mail John Bower on firstname.lastname@example.org .
How you can help get the Canal in the plan!
The October Deluge 2020
On Wednesday 30th September 2020, the work-party cleared vegetation from Chaddington Spill-weir and the culverts under Bincknoll Lane in preparation for the threatened Storm Alex. It was not a moment too soon. October 2020 started with a change of weather on the first day. For four days, our area had over 120 millimetres of rain, filling the canal well above normal levels. On Sunday 4th October, members took photos from east to west, which you can see by clicking here.