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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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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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February 2020

Acts of Abandon

Saturday, February 15, from 19:30 to around 21:30
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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£6.00
Acts of Abandon event poster

This is an Alarum Theatre event that BCNS are hosting at the Titford Pump House. Kate and Heather performed for us last year doing their Idle Women and this year they have 2 separate performances both of which should prove very entertaining. BCNS will provide some light refreshments. Tickets are limited owing to our capacity, so interested people are asked to reserve their seats on line at eventbrite as per the flyer. Put Acts of Abandon in the search box…

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Work Party

Saturday, February 29, from 09:30 to around 17:00
Richards Close, Richards Close
Rowley Regis, West Midlands B65 0PZ United Kingdom
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Canal clean-up, work boat full of scrap metal

We are going to assist CRT in scrub work and pathway reinstatement. A work Boat will be in attendance for facilities and wood collection, leaving Titford Pump House 0830 hrs. To find the location without SatNav: It's opposite the "Fox Tavern" pub in Titford Lane. Preferable parking/access: Birchfield Lane (B69 2AZ) - walk through 'Steel Work' to prevent vehicle dumping Nearest Public Transport: Langley Green Station (Trains to New Street, change at Galton Bridge/Snow Hill & Moore Street). Walk along…

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March 2020

Tipton to Tividale on the Old Main Line – CHANGED EVENT

Thursday, March 5, from 19:30 to around 21:30
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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We have a change to our speaker for our Thursday Social (5th March). Regrettably Prof Gatrad has had to cancel the scheduled event "From Postman to Paediatrician & the formation of WASUP" owing to a medical procedure, but we're delighted to announce that Phil Wild has kindly agreed to step in and will deliver a talk and slides on "Tipton to Tividale on the Old Main Line". Many of you will know Phil from his excellent photos across the BCN…

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March BCN Cleanup

Saturday, March 14, from 09:00 to around Sunday, March 15, from 17:00
Canan & River Trust, Ocker Hill Moorings, Bankfield Road
Tipton, West Midlands DY4 0EY United Kingdom
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Canal clean-up, volunteers pulling a tyre from the canal

Another weekend dedicated to cleaning up a part of the BCN, any help, from anyone interested in the BCN, would be greatly appreciated. You don't have to be a member to join!   The Waterway Recovery Group event is supported by Canal and River Trust, BCNS, Friends of Tipton Cut Dudley Canal Trust Withymoor Island Trust IWA West Midlands Branch Coombeswood Canal Trust Welfare- and meeting point will be Canal & River Trust, Ocker Hill Moorings. Bankfield road, Tipton DY4…

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POSTPONED UFN Canal History Workshop: Developments of Internal Combustion Transport

Saturday, March 28, from 09:30 to around 17:00
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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£10.00
Historic Bolinder engine

The Developments of Internal Combustion Transport on British Navigations Synopsis With canal and river navigations, the use of the internal combustion engine proved to be an immense asset in keeping trade on the waterways in the face of railway competition and a growing use of road transport. The waterways offered a new challenge for the engineers and the means of translating the technology already available in stationary engines into a compact size small enough for use to power a narrow…

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