History of the Wilts & Berks Canal 

by Peter Scatchard, East Vale Branch.  This article gives details of the origins of both the Wilks & Berks Canal and the North Wilts Canal

Newspaper Archives

Extracts about the Canal from the Swindon Advertiser from 1860 to 1910

Historic Documents

The old photos the Trust has collected, the Rules &  Byelaws from 1819 and the History of Coate Water in the 18th century

Canal into Highways - Fleming Way Swindon

By E.V.Tull and  K.walter.  The book Canal Days in Swindon by Dr Eric V. Tull is now out of print, but  if you would like to see a copy  we have a one in our Trust Shop in Swindon, 1 Theatre Sq, Swindon SN1 1QN Open on Fridays

The Story of the Trust

Founder member Neil Rumbol looks back over the years to the formation of the Wilts & Berks Amenity Group ( the predecessor of the Trust)  in his articles originally published in the Dragon-Fly

The Early Days - The First 5 Years

The First 10 Years of the Group

Neil Rumbol - Roll of Honour 


We are always looking to preserve any images or documents of relevance to the Wilts and Berks Canal. If you have any item we will pleased to copy it and acknowledge the source.   Please contact our Archivist Doug Small : Telephone: 01628 544666