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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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Bridge One – progress

Good progress on the bridge excavation which how’s now reached equilibrium with the canal water level. Tree stumps are out and we have started work to expose the remaining covered foundations for engineering assessment.  Work parties this Thursday 9th feb and Sunday 12th feb both meeting Lock Lane, Cosgrove at 10 am

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BCS Wins CRT South East Region Volunteer Organisation Award
CRT Award Presentation

On Saturday 12th December, 2015, against very strong competition, the Buckingham Canal Society was was honoured to win the above award which includes a shield which we keep for a year and a certificate in recognition of our outstanding contribution to volunteering within the Canal and River Trust South East Region. The certificate mentions our ambitious […]

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Thanks Santa – it’s even the right colour!

The Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) has provided an early Christmas present for Buckingham Canal Society in the shape of WRG’s former 3 tonne JCB 803 excavator. Known as ‘Blue’ the machine was purchased for WRG following an appeal to celebrate The Inland Waterways Association’s 50th anniversary in 1996. When new, the machine was formally handed […]

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GRAND RE-OPENING – 26th Oct

The trustees of Buckingham Canal Society have great pleasure in inviting you to the GRAND RE-OPENING Of the Buckingham Canal, Bourton Meadow section On Saturday 26th October at 2pm by Rt Hon John Bercow MP and a patron of Buckingham Canal Society Photo above is of the Bourton Meadow site in water © Richard Lewis. This marks […]

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Bourton Meadow update

          Bourton Meadow has progressed further today with a small work party setting out wooden pegs at the right level ready for the towpath works. The below picture shows the coir mats ready to be installed and the stone ready to be spread on the towpath. Interested in helping? Take a […]

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End of Week 2

For all the news on Bourton Meadow, please click this link to visit The Bourton Meadow Blog. Over 250 meters of re-lining completed by the end of today, the end of week two. The contractors have reached the spill wier and have made great progress with the work. Volunteers will be on site tomorrow to commence work on […]

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Adopt a canal! – Bourton Meadow press release

As it reaches its first birthday on 2 July 2013, the Canal & River Trust is launching an appeal for communities to transform their local canal or river through adopting mile-long stretches of waterways across England and Wales.  The initiative has been inspired by various community groups, from scout troops to waterside residents, who have, […]

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End of week one

At the end of week one the contractors have lined about 20% and are on target. For all the news on Bourton Meadow, please click this link to visit The Bourton Meadow Blog. The white material is the bentomat clay liner and the green rolls are more rolls of it ready to be put in place. […]

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Work starts to restore the canal!

After 21 years of Buckingham Canal Society working to restore the canal, profiling has begun at the Bourton Meadow section ready to reline that part of the canal! Relining is expected to start later this week and the champagne is in the fridge getting ready for the rewatering at this site which is planned for […]

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