All events

A complete list of all BCNS events planned

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  • Thursday 02 May 2019

    Stafford Riverway Link

    A talk by Ivor Hind Chairman of the Stafford Riverway Link on progress so far to restore this waterway link into Stafford Town Centre from the Staffs & Worcester Canal

    Last Updated: 21 Sep 18

  • Friday 17 May 2019 - Sunday 19 May 2019


    This year Council has decided to move the May Rally to Brownhills where we will have use of the Community Centre from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May 2019. The rally will feature about 18 trade stalls, 5 trading boats plus a real ale bar and some historic boats as well. There will be entertainment on the Saturday night and discussions are ongoing for further entertainment on Friday and or Sunday. Ian Pell will present a railway talk with a strong canal feel on Saturday afternoon at the Community Centre.

    Brownhills offers the boater some excellent facilities having good moorings right alongside the town centre full of local shops and a large Tesco store.

    Boaters Application forms for the event can be obtained by emailing:

    All the trade stands have been prebooked so sadly there is no further availability.

    We look forward to seeing you over the weekend. 

    Last Updated: 19 Feb 19

  • Saturday 25 May 2019 - Sunday 26 May 2019

    BCN Challenge

    The 2019 BCN Marathon Challenge will take place on the weekend of the 25th - 26th May 2019, starting at 8.00 on Saturday 25th May from anywhere on the BCN to finish at Oozells Street Loop in Birmingham at 14.00 on Sunday 26th May.

    Last Updated: 15 Apr 19

  • Sunday 14 July 2019

    Model Electronic Railway Group

    Pumphouse in use by Model Electronic Railway Group West Midlands 

    • Contact:Charley Johnston

    Last Updated: 12 Oct 18

  • Thursday 05 September 2019

    Adnan Saif CRT Director for West Midlands Region

    Talk by new Regional Director for West Midlands Region

    Last Updated: 21 Nov 18

  • Thursday 03 October 2019

    Iron Mad Wilkinson who put the Great into GB

    A talk by Richard Sells author and Local Historian on the life and acheivments of "Iron Mad" Wilkinson a leading Ironmaster Entrepreneur and Inventor of his day

    Last Updated: 21 Sep 18

  • Saturday 12 October 2019

    Model Electronic Railway Group West Midlands

    Pumphouse in use by Model Electronic Railway Group West Midlands 

    • Venue:Titford Pumphouse
    • Contact:Charley Johnston

    Last Updated: 12 Oct 18

  • Saturday 02 November 2019 - Sunday 03 November 2019

    Birmingham Canal 250th anniversary

    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 the Birmingham and Fazeley or Worcester and Birmingham Canal pass through the city centre then wait on the Wolverhampton side of St Vincent Street bridge for the main convoy of boats.

    After the midday celebration at Old Turn boats can parade around to Cambrian Wharf or through Gas St Basin winding by the Mailbox.

    C&RT have promised to reserve moorings along the Oozells Street loop and on the main line. However it would help if boats breast up to allow everyone to moor together.

    In the evening entertainment has been organised in the Crescent Theatre, tickets for this are needed and the boat entry will include this providing access to the studio theatre and bar. As numbers are limited to the capticity of the theatre early entry is recommend.

    On the Sunday we will disperse with boats cruising along the Icknield Port and Winson Green loops, the original line of the canal.

    Last Updated: 15 Apr 19

  • Thursday 07 November 2019

    Montgomery Canal Restoration Update

    A talk by John Carter Project Manager of this Restoration Project

    Last Updated: 21 Sep 18