Rare Sighting on Dudley No2 Canal‏

The first weekend of meteorological Spring (honest!) lead to the extremely rare sighting of the Society’s Treasurer in control of a working Power Tool!  Despite the exertions of the previous evening in Selly Oak a stalwart band managed to find their way to Hawne Basin to begin the makeover of Phoenix. The expert skills of Arthur, Barry and Bob were backed …

BCN Safe Moorings and Facilities Guide

A project for this year is to update our moorings and facilities guide – in two ways.  One of them is to revisit all of the moorings and reassess them, and the second is to add details and photographs of all of them on the website. The pdf file, which is designed to be printed out (ideally on both sides …

2014 has started!

The first meeting of the year was Tony Gregory, with a fascinating talk on the Wolverhampton canals. Next month we have Malcolm Braine. Two outstanding each speakers with an enormous knowledge of the BCN, and an amazing collection of pictures and anecdotes. There are also a lot of events for 2014 in the area around the BCN – look at …

Bonfire Rally – and the latest news on Atlas

The bonfire rally went well – despite the wind in the late afternoon and early evening (and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one thinking that the marquee was at risk of becoming a large kite!) for the fireworks the weather was as good as we could ask. As usual, our firework providers did us proud. After the rally, Ivor …

What is happening on the Wolverhampton 21

Dean Davies (our local CRT boss) writes Good progress has been made at Lock 20, the failed section of wall has been demolished, and the rebuild works all agreed on site. Bricks have been ordered and were collected on Wednesday for immediate rebuild (rather than waiting for delivery, which could go into next week). Whilst we haven’t got an absolute …

BCNS Explorer Cruise 2013

This year’s second BCN Explorer Cruise started in Wolverhampton, and finished at the BCN Society clubhouse at Titford Pumphouse, taking a relaxed and leisurely trip via Pelsall Common, Anglesey Basin, Longwood Boat Club (at the top of the Rushall locks), Ocker Hill junction, Walsall Town Arm, and Tipton Green. Aside from a great time being had by all, there were …