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October 2019

“I Dig Canals” drop in event – bring your memories of the canals in the area!

Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 14:00 to around 17:00
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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Logo of "I dig Cana;s" by Alarum Productions

An Alarum Theatre Productions event at Titford Pump House: The ‘I Dig Canals’ project is seeking the memories and stories of women who were boating in the 60s and 70s, or even the 50s or 80s! You might have been involved in one of the restoration projects, or taking holidays on the water, working on or near the canals, or walking along watching them deteriorate or be restored… We want to build a picture of what women were up to…

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November 2019

Birmingham Canal 250th anniversary

Saturday, November 2, 2019
Old Turn Junction, near Brindley Place, Brindley Place
Birmingham, West Midlands B1 2LG United Kingdom
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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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Livery Street Bridge

Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 18:00 to around 20:30
Livery Bridge, Livery Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B3 1HA United Kingdom
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Not a BCNS event, but very much a BCN event, in cooperation with Canal & River Trust: Birmingham Friends! On Saturday 2nd of November, we're celebrating the 250th anniversary of the canals with a small intervention and rolling lectures. We've been studying how to activate the canals for night usage - and we'll tell you about it with a short lecture every half hour from 6pm to midnight, lasting about 20 minutes. Lux Populi is creating a small intervention at…

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Birmingham Canal 250th anniversary – Evening Entertainment

Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 19:30 to around 21:30
Crescent Theatre Studio, 20 Sheepcote Street, Brindleyplace
Birmingham, West Midlands B16 8AE United Kingdom
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£6.50
The Crescent Theatre, 20 Sheepcote Street, Brindleyplace, Birmingham

The band The Light Side, from left to right Cathy Holden, Jeni Hatton, Phil Clayton, and Danny Walker The first part of the evening will feature well known Black Country Radio Host, writer and performer, Billy Spakemon along with Brummie Tom Stanton.  Billy  and Tom, ' The Blue Granits. ' will present a short set of original songs  written together some of which relate to the cuts and folk who lived on them along with chatting about growing up in…

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Montgomery Canal Restoration Update

Thursday, November 7, 2019, from 19:30 to around 21:00
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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Accommodation Bridge, Hatherton Canal

A talk by John Carter, Project Manager of the Montgomery Canal Restoration Project

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December 2019

BCNS Christmas Dinner

Friday, December 6, 2019, from 19:00
Croswells Inn, Whyley Walk
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4SB United Kingdom
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The Croswells Inn pub, Whyley Walk, Oldbury B69 4SB

The venue chosen for the 2019 BCNS Christmas Dinner is The Crosswells Inn in Langley, not far from Titford Pumphouse Please use the booking form below, where you'll find more information and contact details. CANCELLATION will be permitted with full refund if notified before November 27th - no refund for no show!   Christmas Dinner Booking Form 2019

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Tree pruning, feeder arm, + pub + Indian!

Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 10:00 to around 17:00
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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Hockley Port Junction Bridge, the entrance to the Birmingham Heath Branch

Meeting 10 am at Titford Pump House, we are planning to prune the trees on the feeder arm. After all the hard graft - time for refreshments at the Croswells Inn, Whyley Walk, Oldbury, B69 4SB, tel 0121 552, 2629. After the drinks - time for good food at Little Bangla, 29 Langley High Street, Oldbury B69 4SN, Tel 0121 439 8163

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January 2020

The Black Country and the Great War

Thursday, January 2, from 19:30 to around 21:30
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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Talk by Andy Johnson, the man behind the Tipton Remembers website. Details to follow.

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Work Party – Coal Chutes

Saturday, January 11, from 08:00 to around 17:00
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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BCN Society clearing the site of the former Sandwell Colliery on the BCN Old Main Line

The undergrowth at the historic coal chutes, and Sandwell Colliery, needs to be cleared! A great old black and white photo of the site in operation can be found here, really worth having a look! We'll meet at Titford Pump House, further details TBA!

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Lapal Canal/Leasowes Park Scrub Bash work party

Saturday, January 18, from 10:00 to around 17:00
Work on the Lapal Canal bed

This is a Lapal Canal Trust event. Peter Fisher, Lapal Canal Trust, warmly invites you to come and help with a "Scrub Bash" by Leasowes Park. We could do with your help clearing scrub grown over the summer along the route of the canal in Leasowes Park. The work involves cutting back brambles, saplings and tree growth. Tree growth can be 4" diameter from previously cut saplings. Work is in the bed of the canal so may be wet with…

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