Basinga Extras

CSRF Logo Details of November's monthly meeting. The Chairman, David Cowling, welcomed the 44 members present and gave apologies for those unable to attend. David also wished ‘Happy Birthday’ to those with birthdays in November especially Les who was 90 this week. The Secretary, Tony Brazier, then reminded members to complete and return their menu form for the BCoT Christmas lunch on 14th December...  Read More ...

December 2023

Update - Application Granted

Music Festival in Old Basing

An application for licensing for an annual 3-day summer music festival at "Fields adjacent to Riley Lane / Newnham Lane / Wildwood Farm" in Old Basing has been made to Basingstoke and Dean Council.  The deadline for sending representations (either for or against) is 5th October 2023. Details of the proposed event are show in the full article together with the Council decision. Read More ...

November 2023

BDRS LogoPresentation: Peter Robins - "The Railways of Turkey between 1973 and 1983" on Wednesday 8th November. Richard Coghlan - "Didcot, Newbury and Southampton" on Wednesday 22nd November.  Read More ...

November 2023

CSRF LogoDetails of the October meeting, the "Mystery Trip" and the Christmas Lunch. This was followed by a summary of the talk about "Travels in Tanzania" presented by Richard Court.  Some interesting details and statistics about Tanzania accompanied by some photographs and videos. Read More ...

November 2023

Rotary LogoRoyal Marines at the Anvil

Basingstoke Deane Rotary has been privileged for many years to host the Band of His Majesty’s Royal Marines at The Anvil playing to very full houses. We will again be able to bring talented musicians to play for us and we will welcome them this time on Sunday 4th February 2024.  Read More ...

November 2023

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Has your parcel gone missing?

If your parcel wasn't delivered to the location you agreed, it's the seller's legal responsibility to sort out the issue. Check the delivery address you gave the seller. Then contact them and ask where your order is. If the seller claims they've delivered it or doesn't know where it is, you can ask for a redelivery. You might be able to get a refund in some circumstancesRead More ...

November 2023

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Probus hears about Thelwell

When the name of Thelwell is mentioned, readers will recall pictures of small, fat, hairy ponies ridden at full tilt by alarming young ladies.
But, as speaker Tim Craven explained, Norman Thelwell’s range as a cartoonist went far beyond ponies and included fishing, gardening, house hunting, motoring, sailing, dogs, cats, farming, stately homes, children and country pursuits, many given the Thelwell treatment. Read More ...

November 2023

Maria Miller MP - LogoBasingstoke Hospital

Greenlight to proceed to next stage with new Hospital following Ministerial visit

Maria Miller MP for Basingstoke welcomed the Minister for Hospitals to Basingstoke on Thursday. The Minister, Lord Markham has confirmed that funding is now in place for ‘enabling works’ to build the new Hospital including: the cost of a Land Option Agreement between landowner and developer, Planning Application Requirements, a full Transport Assessment, and the cost of a public consultation expected to start in the next few weeks.  Read More ...

November 2023

Reader Photographs

Link to Recent Photographs Page

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We are always keen to receive new photos, especially from around and about Old Basing and Lychpit. They are used in the printed magazine and in various places on this website and our facebook page.  Please use the form here to submit up to three photographs.

Basingstoke Blues Club


Lee Ryder's Blues DeluxLee Ryder's Blues Deluxe

Saturday 18th November @ 8pm

In association with ...                                             

The Basingstoke Railway Social Club

Station Approach, Basingstoke RG21 5NB


Wessex Chamber Choir

Open Rehearsal

St John The Evangelist Church
London Road
Hook RG27 9EG

Wed 8th November 2023 @ 7:45pm

Wessex Chamber Choir poster 


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