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Buckingham Canal Fly-By
FlyBy Movie

We’ve been using Google Earth to create a video that explores the route of the original Old Stratford and Buckingham Arms of the Grand Union canal and to highlight the possible New Channel that will be required to by-pass the sections through Old Stratford and Deanshanger that, due to development having taken place, are no […]

Bridge One – the movie!

Hot off the editing software, time-lapse of the steel girders going in on remembrance weekend at Cosgrove. Team effort – thanks to all including Alan for the editing


Come see a milestone moment On Saturday 10th November we will be putting the steel beams on the bridge at Cosgrove. Visitors welcome but will need to be behind barriers and fencing etc. We anticipate preparation on site during the previous week. On the day we will be there from around 9am to noon and […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]