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August 2019

Wild Walk through Natural History – BCNS Evening Social

August 1 at 19:00
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, B69 4NL
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BCNS is hosting Paul Wilkinson, Senior Ecology Officer at Canal and River Trust, who will be taking a guided walk around the Titford Pump House entitled “Wild Walk through Natural History”. Paul will look at the biodiversity of the area and anyone who has heard him speak at past events will know him to be very engaging and entertaining. The event will take place on Thursday 1st August at the Titford Pump House on Engine Street, Oldbury, B69 4NL. 7.00pm…

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National Citizens Service Work Party

August 3 at 10:00
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, B69 4NL
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We will meet at Titford Pump House for another National Citizens Service event, organised by the BCNS (Michael Smith-Keary) and Canal and River Trust (Steve Lambert). We will be doing a canal clean-up, grappling, litter picking, in general, tidying up a part of our beautiful canals. Anyone can turn up and will be more than welcome to help - suitable clothing and sturdy shoes are recommended! Please have a look at the report from a previous event! To secure your…

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Wednesfield Canal Festival 2019

August 10 - August 11
Bentley Bridge Leisure Park, Bentley Bridge Leisure Park, Wednesfield Way
Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV11 1BP United Kingdom
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The motto of the 2019 event is "Aiming Even Higher This Year!" All the details can be found on the event website.

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September 2019

Titford Pools Work Party

September 7 at 10:00

Titford Pools, at the (current) end of the Titford Canal, needs some work prior to dredging by the Canal- and River Trust, it's also our annual winter wood collection! More details to follow, please watch this space, or contact the organiser.

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October 2019

Iron Mad Wilkinson, who put the “Great” into GB

October 3 at 19:30
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, B69 4NL
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A talk by Richard Sells author and Local Historian on the life and achievements of "Iron Mad" Wilkinson a leading Ironmaster, Entrepreneur, and Inventor of his day

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Stourbridge Town Arm Work Party

October 12 at 10:00

The Stourbridge Town Arm, part of the Stourbridge Canal, is one of the under-used parts of the BCNS, and in need of a bit of TLC! More details to follow, please watch this space, or contact the organiser!

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November 2019

Birmingham Canal 250th anniversary

November 2

November 2019 will see the 250th anniversary of the canal reaching Birmingham. This was an important event in the making of the city as an industrial centre. To commemorate this landmark event the BCN Society is organising a cruise into Birmingham on Saturday, 2nd November, starting from Windmill End at 8am with the intention of arriving in the centre of Birmingham at midday. Boats can join in at intermediate points or if they are coming from other directions such as…

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Montgomery Canal Restoration Update

November 7 at 19:30
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, B69 4NL
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A talk by John Carter, Project Manager of the Montgomery Canal Restoration Project

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