Completed in 1794 the Basingstoke Canal originally connected the Town, and surrounding area, to London with vessels carrying timber, flour and chalk to the City and returning with coal and much-needed fertiliser for the Hampshire agricultural community.
Chinese new year changes from year to year as is determined by the date of the second moon after winter solstice, it falls between January 21st and February 9th marking the first day of the Chinese new year.
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