News

California …. whats that about?

Life is one long learning experience! The California bearing ratio (CBR) is a penetration test for evaluation of the mechanical strength of natural ground. And our natural ground that forms the canal bed where we are going to build the bridge is about to have an in-situ CBR test on Friday snow and ice permitting. More […]

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Granted! Funding for Bridge One restoration confirmed

In November 2017, we have been awarded a LEADER grant of £72,000 for a £90,000 restoration project of Bridge One at Cosgrove We are also dry dredging the canal bed to remove silt and organic material (leaf compost) ready for rewatering once the rivers are high enough to facilitate this.      

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The Arts Excite video about the BCS

Some months back, as part of a social action scheme, the BCS commissioned The Arts Excite, with funding from the MK Community Foundation and in partnership with the #iwill Fund, to create a short video about ourselves and our work. The aim of the project was to engage young people and empower them to become […]

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Cosgrove cut takes shape
KESCRG - Corgrove dry dredging - July 2017

In preparation for re-re-watering (yes, that’s correct, re-re-watering), the canal cut between Bridge 1 and the first bund has been dry-dredged and profiled with much help from KESCRG and LWRG.The Kent and East Sussex Canal Restoration Group (KESCRG) provide volunteers to help restore canals all over the country.  For the first weekend in July they […]

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BCS at the Braunston Festival
Braunston Festival 2017 - Photo by Rob Westlake

The Braunston Historic Narrowboat Rally and Canal Festival was held over the weekend of the 24th – 25th June 2017 and the Buckingham Canal Society were in attendance with our Bric-a-Brac stall, selling the usual collection of canal memorabilia and other nick-knacks that we have collected. We raised a healthy amount to add to the […]

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The Buckingham Navigator – Issue 93 Summer 2017

We are pleased to inform you that The Buckingham Navigator – Issue 93 Summer 2017 is now available to view or download online at: http://www.buckinghamcanal.org.uk/events-and-news/newsletter/ As well as our regular features, this issue also includes: Athina Beckett describes the Society’s ongoing restoration work, including the installation of a new solar powered extraction pump at Bourton […]

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2017 Annual Cosgrove Canal Festival & Craft Fair

Don’t miss the 24th annual Cosgrove Canal Festival & Craft Fair, presented by the Buckingham Canal Society on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of July.      The event is run each year by the Society to raise money for the restoration of the Buckingham Canal between Cosgrove and Buckingham and to spread […]

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Young peoples perspective through Art

We are pleased to confirm that we have been granted funding from MK Community foundation for a project to look at the canal through the eyes of young people.        Working with BCS alongside The Arts Excite team and Canal and River Trust, a group of 15 young people aged 16 to 19 […]

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Second employee now on board

  We are pleased to confirm that Imogen Jackson has now joined us as our second support worker. Imogen has lived on a narrowboat on and off for nearly 30 years, cruising the country’s waterways. She has previously volunteered as work party leader for the BTCV and for the Buckingham canal society, thoroughly enjoying conservation […]

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More residents moving in but….

… no sign of the Easter Bunny! However the ducks are loving the water in the sunshine! The solar pump is working well and all is looking great at Bourton Meadow section of  the Buckingham Canal

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