08 Jan 2016

Egremont’s last planned trip

Happy retirement! Egremont returned to the basin…. probably for the very last time on a scheduled trip at 3pm on Christmas Eve, almost unnoticed – but not quite. Andrew Gibson and Malcolm Maddison brought her home to ...

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08 Jan 2016

More fish for the Canal

Joint initiative with the Environment Agency The Canal Trust has been concerned for sometime at the declining level of fish stock in the Canal. Local fishing clubs and individuals have also commented to the Trust about this ...

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07 Dec 2015

All alight at the Basin

Santa. live music, illuminated boats and fireworks… The wind may have been gusting but the weather stayed dry for a fabulous “switch on” event at the Canal basin. Father Christmas arrived with his happy band of passengers, ...

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15 Nov 2015

Live music confirmed for Switching on of Lights on 29th November

Not one but two acts…. From 3.30 onwards, the folk duo “Chipping Away” aka Phil and Jane will be entertaining us with a mix of well known and self-penned  folk songs. They met a few years ago ...

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06 Nov 2015

Switching on of lights 29 November

Illuminated model boats escort Father Christmas on MS Richmond On Sunday 29 November we have a real treat in store at the Canal Basin. From 3.30 onwards Chichester and Portsmouth model boat clubs will be sailing their flotilla ...

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04 Nov 2015

Reminder – to book your Father Christmas boat trip

Over 2300 tickets sold already! Have Mum, Dad, Gran or Grandad booked your seats to visit Father Christmas? No…. well there are still some spaces, especially mid-week, which is a great time for smaller (pre-school) people to ...

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22 Oct 2015

Help us to grow a tenner

Turn £10 into £21 Over the last year the Trust has benefited to the tune of £1000 from very generous donations made through www.localgiving.com Most of this money has come from the annual “Grow a Tenner” campaign… ...

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10 Aug 2015

“Round the Edges” live folk music at the Basin

A perfect English summer day On a glorious Friday, 7th August, customers and passers by were treated to a eclectic mix of folk, country, jigs and Celtic music from Portsmouth based band “Round the Edges”.  Thank you for ...

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04 Aug 2015

Canal 2016 calendar on sale now

Salterns Lock – Winner 2015 photo competition, photography by Heather Brooks Runner up – Egremont at Selsey tramway, photography by Paul Dent Runner up – Heron taking off on the Canal, photography by Terry Boutwell Many excellent competition ...

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03 Aug 2015

Let battle commence!

More photos and video to come….. On Sunday, 2nd August, the Canal Basin was lined with spectators for the Portsmouth Model Boat Display Team’s re-enactment of the Battle of Trafalgar, with the British fleet victorious over the ...

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