This year’s second BCN Explorer Cruise started in Wolverhampton, and finished at the BCN Society clubhouse at Titford Pumphouse, taking a relaxed and leisurely trip via Pelsall Common, Anglesey Basin, Longwood Boat Club (at the top of the Rushall locks), Ocker Hill junction, Walsall Town Arm, and Tipton Green. Aside from a great time being had by all, there were …
I haven’t any worthwhile pictures of the rally itself – however Brownhills Bob and Captain Ahab certainly have. The links take you to their blogs.
Many thanks to those who worked so hard to make the rally a success. Malcolm and a friend decided (quite rightly) that the bridge at the site was looking a bit dowdy – but rather than simply grumbling, they got out their wire brushes and paint and freshened it up.
Dredging team heading up the Curley Wyrley to Pelsall, to do some spot dredging around the site of the canal festival. This will certainly make moorings easier for deep drafted boats. Many thanks to Dean Davies (local C&RT Manager) for arranging this.
The BCN Society continued its long standing association with the Allen Register at the Pelsall Canal Festival taking place from June 14-16. The weekend saw the latest gathering of owners and friends of boats built by Les Allen and Sons (Bob and John) at Oldbury. For further details on the Allen Register contact Annie Jenner via this link.
The amateur radio station callsign GB2BCN will be amongst the many attractions at the Pelsall Rally on 15 and 16 June. Follow the link above for more information on the radio, click on the call sign link. To join in the rally, grab an entry form. Follow the BCNS on Facebook!
Gary Perry, Mayor of Walsall opened the Canal Festival organised by the Society at Pelsall Common on 11th & 12th June 2011. After more than 10 years absence the Pelsall Canal festival was a great success. Around 160 boats, including over a dozen heritage craft, lined the Wyrley and Essington Canal and the Cannock Extension. There were over 60 stalls, …