BCN Society – Contact, join or find us

To join the BCN Society, download an application form.

If you are a taxpayer, it would be great if you could fill in the gift aid part of the form.

Membership helps support us in our work supporting the BCN, allows you to join in the activities on our historic working pair of boats – Atlas and Malus, and ensures you get a copy of our journal “Boundary Post”.

We welcome contributions to “Boundary Post”.   Contact the editor directly or use the contact form below.

Our magazine is called “Boundary Post” because of the distinctive boundary posts were used to mark the limits of the Birmingham Canal Navigation.

We are also on Facebook.

Finally, you are welcome to actually meet us. We welcome guests at our meetings.
The programme is published on the BCN Diary tab.
The meetings are on the first Thursday of the month, with the exception of the summer months, and are held at the Titford Pumphouse at the end of
Engine Street
West Midlands
B69 4NL               (Links to Google Maps)

To my taste the best way to get there is up the Titford branch of the BCN, off the Old Main Line.    We are at Tat Bank junction at the top of “The Crow” lock flight.  The junction is under the M5, and signposted, between Valencia Wharf and Spon Lane junction.

If you want to come by train, Langley Green Station is a few hundred yards away, on the line from Birmingham Moor Street to Stourbridge.  Turn right coming out of the station, on to Western Road.  Turn left at Tat Bank Road, and left again at Engine Street. 

By buses number 128 (Birmingham to Blackheath),and 89 (Birmingham to Blackheath via Dudley Road) go down Tat Bank Road past Engine Street, and 120 (Birmingham to Dudley) turns off  Tat Bank Road at Western Road, before Engine Street, passing Langley Green station.  This is probably the quickest bus from Birmingham, but the walk to the pumphouse is a little longer.

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  1. Dear Friends,

    There has been a lot published recently about the intentions of the Canal & River Trust and the National Trust to renovate and bring back into use the Roundhouse building on the Main Line near the City Centre. Comments I have seen make little reference to the canal network apart from the easy access from the towpath. It would be wonderful if the restored building held something of canal-related interest for boat owners and enthusiasts. Perhaps a small museum, displays, BCNS office/shop, something showing how horses were stabled and looked-after, etc.

    Has the BCNS been involved at all or are they thinking of submitting ideas I suppose when the inevitable local consultations take place?

    Let me hastily add an apology if I have missed something in the Boundary Post magazine. I’ve been a member for years but have been unable to do much owing to family health issues. In fact, my most recent contribution to the BCN was when my wife and I steered Perch (ex FMC) which, at that time was moored at Hockley Port. I recall constant problems getting her round the Soho Loop, particularly via the north end. Yes, that was some years ago!

    I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

    With very best wishes,

    Roy Pearce

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