Basingstoke Canal Purchase Committee
Records of the Basingstoke Canal Purchase Committee: papers relating to the sale and preservation of the canal 1949-1950.
These records are available immediately for research
The Basingstoke Canal was sold to the New Basingstoke Canal Company Limited in 1949. For further information on the Basingstoke Canal see Edward Paget-Tomlinson's 'The Illustrated History of Canals & River Navigations' and Charles Hadfield's 'The Canals of South and South East England'.
It has not been possible to ascertain any original structure of record-keeping from the small number of records held for this company. The fonds has therefore been arranged in chronological order.
[See also: BW6, 7, 9 and 10 for records of the Basingstoke Canal during other periods of ownership]