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April 2020

POSTPONED UFN Work Party – Coal Chutes

Saturday, April 25, 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

Our working boat was down on the originally planned date, but the work still needs to be done: 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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May 2020

POSTPONED UFN 1st BCN Explorer Cruise 2020

Tuesday, May 5 to around Wednesday, May 13

After the success of our many previous cruises, it is the intention of the BCN Society to hold two cruises in 2020 to encourage boaters to explore the Birmingham Canal Navigations. We have found that many boaters like the additional security of cruising in company with other boaters and particularly enjoy the social side of informal gatherings and organised activities at the designated mooring locations.  Priority will be given to boaters who have not been on a BCNS Explorer Cruise before.…

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POSTPONED UFN Chasing the Boats: Canal photography through the years

Thursday, May 7, from 19:30 to around 21:30
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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A talk by Kevin Maslin about his photography work on the BCN.

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POSTPONED UFN 2020 BCNS Boat Rally (Bradley Canal)

Saturday, May 16
Bradley Workshops, Bradley Lane
Bilston, West Midlands WV14 8DW
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BCNS Brownhills Rally 2019 - photo by Bob Fox

The Birmingham Canal Navigations Society (BCNS) celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018 marking a significant milestone in seeking to conserve, improve and encourage a wide range of interests in the 100 mile network of Birmingham and Black Country waterways known as the Birmingham Canal Navigations The Birmingham Canal Navigations now make up 100 miles of canals across the West Midlands. BCNS Brownhills Rally 2019 - photo by Bob Fox The hub of the Birmingham Canal Navigations, which last year celebrated…

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POSTPONED UFN 2nd BCN Explorer Cruise 2020

Monday, May 18 to around Monday, May 25

As of January 22, the 2nd Explorer Cruise is fully booked. But we opened a waiting list - should anyone have to cancel, or be unable o attend, then there's still a chance, so please register for the waiting list! After the success of our many previous cruises, it is the intention of the BCN Society to hold two cruises in 2020 to encourage boaters to explore the Birmingham Canal Navigations. We have found that many boaters like the additional…

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POSTPONED UFN BCNS 24-hour Marathon Challenge

Saturday, May 23, from 08:00 to around Sunday, May 24, from 14:00
Narrowboat Governor on the BCN

The BCNS Challenge will take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May 2020, starting at 8am on Saturday and finishing at 2pm on Sunday. The event is open to everyone with a boat licensed for use on Canal and River Trust canals. Historic working boats and pairs are especially welcome. We also welcome walking teams, so if you don’t have a boat but want to explore the BCN please feel free to join us. Boats may start at any…

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