Stroudwater Navigation Exhibition

The History and People of The Stroudwater Navigation

An exhibition detailing the history and people of the Stroudwater Navigation will be held at Whitminster Village Hall, School Lane, Whitminster, GL2 7NT from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 11th April. Free admission.

Conserving the archive

This event has been organised by members of the Stroudwater Navigation Archive Charity (SNAC). The charity is actively conserving the archive of the Company of Proprietors of the Stroudwater Navigation.

History helping the future

The archive has a bearing on the planning of the restoration of navigation from Saul Junction to The Ocean at Stonehouse. Amongst the charity’s members are authors Michael Handford and David Viner.

Book signing

Michael and David will be present during the afternoon to sign copies of their books on the history of The Stroudwater Navigation and The Thames & Severn Canal.

Walk, listen & learn

You have the opportunity to absorb even more of Michael Handford’s well researched knowledge as he is about to commence a series of seven guided walks to explore the Stroudwater Navigation.

Walks timetable

  1. Sunday 19 April 2015
    Framilode to Saul
    Meet 10.30am at Framilode Church
     
  2. Sunday 24 May 2015:
    Saul to Bristol Road
    Meet 10.30am at Saul Junction car park
     
  3. Sunday 14 June 2015:
    Bristol Road to Stonehouse Ocean
    Meet 10.30am at Bristol Road Wharf
     
  4. Sunday 19 July 2015:
    Stonehouse Ocean to Ryeford Double Locks
    Meet 10.30am at Ocean Lane, Stonehouse
     
  5. Sunday 16 August 2015:
    Ryeford Double Locks to Wallbridge
    Meet 10.30am at Ryeford Double Locks
     
  6. Sunday 13 September 2015:
    Visit to Cambridge Canal (1750) and John Kemmett’s Canal (1759-1763) Part 1.
    Meet 10.30am at Framilode Church
    Finish at Bristol Road
     
  7. Sunday 18 October 2015:
    Visit to John Kemmett’s Canal (1759-63) Part 2.
    Meet 10.30am at Fromebridge Mill
    Finish at Stonehouse

Book early for the walks

The walks will be limited to 25 persons per session. So, you are advised to reserve your place early to avoid disappointment.

Charges: £5 per walk adults, £3.50 concessions, children free.
All proceeds will go towards the work of Stroudwater Navigation Archive Charity.

Pay in advance for seven walks and get two free. Adults £25, concessions £17.50, children free. Bookings & cheques made payable to SNAC to Janne Bunting, 1 Vaisey Fields, Whitminster, GL2 7PT Tel. 01452 740 838.  Click here to email Janne

Find out more

Click on the icons in turn to…

  • Find out more about The Stroudwater Navigation Archive
  • Purchase The Stroudwater Canal – A History by Michael Handford
  • Purchase The Thames & Severn Through Time by David Viner