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October 2019

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

Thursday, October 3, from 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

Saturday, October 5, from 08:00 to around 17:00
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

Saturday, October 12, from 10:00 to around 17:00

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

Saturday, October 26, 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
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, 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, 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, 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, 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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