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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Progress Update Easter’13

We aim to update the key project sites on a monthly basis: Cosgrove Operators for excavators and tracked dumper truck are now trained H&S paperwork has been approved by Canal & River Trust. Necessary approvals have been signed and appointed persons have been … appointed! Further work on budgets has been completed and is pending […]

Re-watering at Cosgrove

Following the formal adoption agreement with Canal & River Trust (CRT) at the end of 2012, Buckingham Canal Society (BCS) are currently making detailed plans to start the necessary work of re-watering the old canal starting from Cosgrove. Eventually, BCS hope to fully restore the section of Buckingham Canal from the junction adjacent to the lock through […]

Society adopts Cosgrove

Buckingham Canal Society (BCS) has now entered into a formal adoption agreement with Canal & River Trust (CRT). This encompasses the section of Grand Union Canal around Cosgrove Lock as well as the section of Buckingham Canal to be restored from the junction adjacent to the lock through to the A5. On Friday 30th November 2012, the […]

Cosgrove – Lock Lane Car Park

In November 2011 our work parties moved to Cosgrove where we carried out a special job for British Waterways. Earlier in the year we were asked by them, as a participating member of the Iron Trunk Restoration consortium, if we would assist in the refurbishment of Lock Lane, Cosgrove. This was to be a follow up project to […]