Website plans for 2020

  • Andy Tidy is working on the third series of the fabulous "Canal Hunter" videos, they will all be on this website, with historic and current maps, further information, and more photos.
  • More interactive panoramas and virtual tours, from the Bradley Locks restoration plans to Farmers Bridge to steam powered narrowboat President.
  • Image galleries, mainly of historic BCN photos. If you have any photos you would like to share, please let us know!
  • A newsletter, to keep you informed about BCNS- and website news, upcoming events, etc.
  • A "latest tweets" section, so you can see what's going on the BCNS Twitter page without having to move to Twitter.
  • A "maybe" idea - the photo of the month. What do you think?

We are open to suggestions. Please let us know what YOU would like to see, what you like, and what you don't like. You don't have to be a member to comment!
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Latest News

  • Portway Branch
    The photo was taken from the first boat navigating the Portway Branch after extensive dredging of the Titford Pools by …
  • Carter's Arm on the Aston Flight, just above Cuckoo Wharf
    Carter’s Arm
    The only historic arm on the Aston Flight, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, that is still in water for most of its …
  • Boats gathering on the New Main Line for the 250 years celebrations of the Birmingham Canal Navigations
    BCN 250 – A Personal View
    By Martin O’Keeffe, Chairman, BCN Society Whilst the opening of the canal from Wednesbury into Birmingham in November …
  • A cheque over £1000 from the BCN Society for the Bradley Canal Restoration Society
    Bradley Canal Restoration Society
    The BCN Society supports the Bradley Canal Restoration Society in their fascinating project to restore a lost canal …
  • Bridge over the derelict Slough Arm, Wyrley & Essington Canal. Screenshot from Canal Hunter video series 3, part 1
    Canal Hunter – new video, the Slough Ar…
    Andy Hunter has released the first video of his third series! This whole series is about the 27 lost miles of the …
  • Chillington Wharf – now online!
    The first interactive panorama, of Chillington Wharf, is now on the website. It’s a former railway interchange …
  • A sleeping dog in a pub, with a pint of bitter in front
    New: Dog Friendly Pubs!
    We’ve added a new page “Dog friendly pubs“, and, of course, it’s in the “For …
  • CRT dredger on Titford Pools
    Dredging begins at Titford Pools
    Photo by Phil Barlow. New from Canal & River Trust, published Nov 6, 2019: Working in partnership with the European …

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