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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, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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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, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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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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The History of the Dudley No. 2 Canal

August 26 at 08:00

Talk by Hugh Humphries, details to follow.

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September 2019

September meeting with Adnan Saif, CRT

September 5 at 19:30
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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Titford Pump House, next to lock 1 on the Titford Canal

We are delighted to confirm that the speaker will be Adnan Saif, Regional Director of CRT. He will speak about recent changes to the CRT structure, new personnel, new initiatives and a host of other relevant news.  

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Work Party Titford Canal

September 7 at 10:00
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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The plan is to - take scrap metal to a recycling plant - take a work boat up to Titford Pools, to collect wood off the island

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October 2019

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

October 3 at 19:30
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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A talk by Richard Sells, author and local historian, on the life and achievements of "Iron Mad" John Wilkinson (1728-1808), a leading Ironmaster, Entrepreneur, and Inventor of his day.

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Black Dust

October 5 at 08:00
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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Black Dust - A Story of the Black Country, event poster

A contemporary look at The Black Country during the industrial revolution, in music, song, monologue and pictures by Pete Wain & Paul Garratt. Hosted by Billy Spakemon. Entry is free but there will be a donations bucket for Diabetes UK.

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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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