All events

A complete list of all BCNS events planned

We have revised our web presence, using the these pages for a diary of events, and http://bcnsociety.com for all other pages and news events.  All events have a Return to main site link to (surprisingly enough) return you to the main site.

If you have come to this page from an external link to the BCN Society, if you can get the provider of the link to change it to http://bcnsociety.com we would be grateful. 

  • Thursday 23 November 2017

    Friends of Tipton Cut workparty
    Friends of the Tipton Cut
     
    Regular work parties on the 4th Saturday of every month in the Tipton canals area. Location TBA

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    Last Updated: 06 Nov 17

  • Friday 01 December 2017

    Christmas Social 2017

    We have decided this year on a change of location, to the Crosswells Inn, in Langley, near the pumphouse.  This offers a simpler festive menu and a very accessible location with ample parking in the surroundings and good public transport links.  Also real ale for those who prefer not live without it!

    Bus Route 120/120A from Birmingham to Dudley passes close to the Inn – last services to Birmingham are around 22:30 and 23:00. 
    Departures to Blackheath at 22:30 or Dudley at 23:00.

    Langley Green Station is a short walk away – trains to Birmingham at 22:14, 22:42 and 23:16.

    Now fully booked up.

    Download the booking form here.

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    Last Updated: 06 Nov 17

  • Saturday 02 December 2017

    Titford Canal Litter picking work party

    Join in with Langley Waterside Care on a regular programme of cleanups on the towpath of the Titford Canal, and round Titford Pools, on the first Saturday of each month, from 10:30am until 12:30 pm

    All equipment will be provided. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. It is essential that you wear sturdy footwear and under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Meet at Sandwell Irish Community Association, Langley Park Lodge Community Centre, on Langley High Street. 

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    Last Updated: 06 Nov 17

  • Saturday 09 December 2017

    Work Party

    Work party - location to be decided

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    • Venue:tbc
    • Time:10:00
    • Contact:Mike Rolfe
    • Phone:07763 171735

    Last Updated: 09 Oct 17

  • Saturday 06 January 2018

    Titford Canal Litter picking work party

    Join in with Langley Waterside Care on a regular programme of cleanups on the towpath of the Titford Canal, and round Titford Pools, on the first Saturday of each month, from 10:30am until 12:30 pm

    All equipment will be provided. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. It is essential that you wear sturdy footwear and under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Meet at Sandwell Irish Community Association, Langley Park Lodge Community Centre, on Langley High Street. 

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    Last Updated: 06 Nov 17

  • Saturday 03 March 2018

    Titford Canal Towpath Cleanup

    Join in with Langley Waterside Care on a regular programme of cleanups on the towpath of the Titford Canal, and round Titford Pools, on the first Saturday of each month, from 10:30am until 12:30 pm

    All equipment will be provided. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. It is essential that you wear sturdy footwear and under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Meet at Sandwell Irish Community Association, Langley Park Lodge Community Centre, on Langley High Street. 

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    Last Updated: 06 Nov 17

  • Saturday 24 March 2018 - Sunday 25 March 2018

    The Big BCN Cleanup

    The annual BCN Cleanup - join in for the weekend, working from Wednesfield towards Sneyd Junction.  

    See the IWA website for details of how to book for the weekend.  (Accommodation at the Malthouse stables, and all food provided)

    Or come along for the day - details later.

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    Last Updated: 06 Nov 17

  • Saturday 24 March 2018

    They Boonyeds at Titford Pumphouse (TBC)

    Contact Billy - b.dakin@aston.ac.uk - (phone below) or Charley - email below to reserve your place.  £5.00 payable at the door.

    Starts at half seven, doors open at seven.

    How to get to Titford Pump House? - follow this link, for instructions to find it by boat, train, bus or car.

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    • Venue:Titford Pumphouse
    • Time:19:00
    • Contact:Charley Johnston
    • Phone:07825 816623
    • Email:info@bcnsociety.com

    Last Updated: 06 Nov 17

  • Saturday 07 April 2018

    BCN Spring Cruise 2018

    BCNS SPRING CRUISE Saturday 7thApril 2018 at 10am
    from TIPTON to BUMBLE HOLE via locks & tunnel  

    We welcome boaters to join our cruise & to allow a couple of passengers, or more, to join them.

    This year we are taking our Spring Cruise from Tipton to Windmill End and back. We will take either the Factory Locks or Brades to take us from the Old Main Line at Tipton to the New Main Line then through Netherton Tunnel to moor around Windmill End & Bumble Hole.  There we will have a bring your own lunch stop and take a short walk and visit the Bumble Hole Visitor Centre. Then we shall return to Tipton via the tunnel & either Brades or Factory (take the other set of locks that you took on your way out).

    Many of our passengers will leave us at Tipton though those that wish may join us for the evening meal will be welcome.

    We will start at Tipton at around 10am, returning to Tipton around 5pm. An evening meal will be arranged – details later.
    There is no charge for this organised cruise but the whole point is to encourage non boaters to join us so please state how many passengers you are willing to take with you on your boat.  

    If you need further details email Brenda Ward - address below.
    Otherwise download either a boat or a passenger  from the main website

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    Last Updated: 17 Nov 17

  • Thursday 24 May 2018 - Friday 25 May 2018

    Allen Register meeting

    Allen Register meeting - the evening before the BCNSociety Titford Rally.

    The Les Allen Register. (An interest in the Les Allen boats or yard at Oldbury, is all the is required.)

    A Social Gathering will be held on Thursday 24th May at 7.30 pm at The Titford Pump House, Engine Street, Oldbury. West Midlands. B69 4NL and the Register will be joining the B.C.N.Society’s Boat Rally also at the Pump house from Friday 25thth to Monday 28th of May.

    Contact Annie Jenner 07952 792676 or Email onthecut@icloud.com

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    • Venue:Titford Pumphouse
    • Time:19:30
    • Contact:Annie Jenner
    • Phone:07952 792676
    • Email:onthecut@icloud.com

    Last Updated: 10 Oct 17

  • Friday 25 May 2018 - Monday 28 May 2018

    50 Years of the BCN Society - Titford Rally

    To celebrate 50 years of the BCN Society, we are combining our Marathon Challenge and our Spring Rally on the same weekend.

    The May Explorer Cruise will end at the rally.

    Come and join us.  More details soon.

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    Last Updated: 06 Nov 17

  • Saturday 26 May 2018 - Sunday 27 May 2018

    BCNS 24 hour Marathon Challenge 2018

    This year's challenge will celebrate 50 years since the start of the BCN Society

    Start planning your routes now - start anywhere on the BCN that you wish, and finish at Titford Pump House.

    The event is open to everyone with a boat licensed for use on British Waterways canals.  Historic working boats and pairs are welcome.

    A friendly competition, starting at 08:00 on 26 May, wherever on the BCNS you want to start, and finishing at 14:00 on 27 May at Titford Pumphouse with a compulsory 6 hours rest.

    The winner is determined by a point system, with extra points for full length boats, butties, small crews, cruising the lesser travelled parts of the BCN.  

    Links to the information, rules and the entry form will be added later.

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    Last Updated: 18 Oct 17

  • Friday 15 June 2018 - Saturday 23 June 2018

    BCNS June Explorer Cruise Wolverhampton to Titford

    Friday evening 1thJune, meet at Wolverhampton

    Boats to meet and moor on visitor moorings either side of Broad Street bridge. An informal evening gathering on the embankment at side of moorings above the Wolverhampton top lock is planned.

    Evening get together at the Great Western pub in Sun Street.

    Full details are on the main site.

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    Last Updated: 15 Oct 17

  • Saturday 30 June 2018

    Birmingham and Black Country Half Marathon

    Possible date for Birmingham & Black Country Half Marathon.

    Volunteers needed to man boats providing drink stations on the route.

    (Usually one boat at Caggy's and one boat at Bromford Junction)

    At present date not yet firm.  Likeliest date at present is 7 July.

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    Last Updated: 04 Jul 17

  • Saturday 07 July 2018

    Birmingham & Black Country Half Marathon

    Possible date for Birmingham & Black Country Half Marathon.

    Volunteers needed to man boats providing drink stations on the route.

    (Usually one boat at Caggy's and one boat at Bromford Junction)

    At present date not yet firm.  Likeliest date at present is 7 July.

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    Last Updated: 04 Jul 17

  • Saturday 28 July 2018

    Fifty years since the BCN Society was formed

    It is fifty years to the day since the BCN Society was formed, at a meeting in a pub in Walsall.

    We will be celebrating this anniversary - more details to follow.

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    • Venue:Walsall

    Last Updated: 24 Sep 16

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