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. 

  • Friday 21 July 2017 - Monday 24 July 2017

    Pump House booked for JMRI course

    Pumphouse in use for JMRI Course. 

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    Last Updated: 15 Apr 17

  • Saturday 29 July 2017 - Saturday 05 August 2017

    WRG work camp at Selly Oak

    Last summer WRG volunteers started work to repair the towpath wall at Harborne Wharf.

    Over the years the wall has deteriorated significantly with brickwork missing and several sections being undermined.In 2017 they will continue repair work, strengthen existing foundations and repair damaged brickwork.

    Volunteers will also clear vegetation around the Selly Oak Park Bridge, one of the oldest surviving original canal bridges in Birmingham, in preparation for archaeological investigations.

    Led by Ian Gaston, with accommodation at Stonehouse Gang Youth Club.  
    (Cost £70)

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    Last Updated: 02 Jan 17

  • Thursday 03 August 2017

    A Walk with Ray Shill - Smethwick

    On Thursday 3rd August 7pm meet at Brasshouse Lane Bridge, Smethwick on the tow path.

    Parking is in Brasshouse Lane environs or better still use the train to Rolfe Street and it's a short walk to the bridge.

    Although very little of the industrial past is still visible Ray will tell us what was there along with an explanation of the three levels of canals at Smethwick.

    All welcome - members & non-members

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    Last Updated: 23 Jun 17

  • Thursday 07 September 2017

    The Work of an Urban Wildlife Trust

    James Astley from the Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust describes the ways in which the Trust works to create a Living Landscape in Birmingham and the Black Country for the benefit of wildlife and people.

    Last Updated: 09 Nov 16

  • Friday 08 September 2017 - Sunday 10 September 2017

    Black Country Boating Festival

    Details will be on the The Black Country Boating Festival website 

    and BCBF Facebook Page.facebook. 

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    • Venue:Windmill End
    • Contact:Paddy Grice
    • Phone:0844 800 5076
    • Email:paddy@bcbf.com

    Last Updated: 24 Sep 16

  • Saturday 30 September 2017

    Billy Spake Mon at the Pumphouse

    with

    Billy Spake Mon and John Langford

    for an evening of black country music and mirth - with real black country ale as well!

    We will put full details out a bit nearer the time.

    Contact Billy - b.dakin@aston.ac.uk - (phone below) or Charley - email below

    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 Pump House - Oldbury
    • Time:19:00
    • Contact:Charley Johnston
    • Phone:07514 824845
    • Email:info@bcnsociety.com

    Last Updated: 15 May 17

  • Thursday 05 October 2017

    A Northerner on Northern Waters

    Phil Clayton shares with us his experiences on some of our northern waterways including a trip from Liverpool to Leeds. 

    Last Updated: 09 Nov 16

  • Friday 03 November 2017 - Sunday 05 November 2017

    End of Season Rally 2017

    This year we are having an end of season rally at Titford Pumphouse, rather than a bonfire rally with fireworks.  There will (of course) be a real ale bar.

    We will again offer a Fish and Chip Supper before the AGM on the Friday evening.

    Live music on Saturday is from the Foregate Street Blues Band — the theme for the evening will be “The Blues” (with apologies to Villa and Baggies fans!!)

    If there is sufficient demand, we will arrange a DIY Barbecue on the Saturday.

    Entry Forms for the Rally will be on the Web Site soon.

    If you need more information, or to make a request an entry form to be sent to you when they are available, contact Dave Dent by email from this link or by phoning him on 07774 605336.

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    Last Updated: 15 Jul 17

  • Thursday 09 November 2017

    More BCN in Pictures

    A further look at familiar and not so familiar places and the boats around the BCN from Martin O'Keeffe's photographic collection.

    Last Updated: 09 Nov 16

  • Friday 01 December 2017

    Christmas Social 2017

    The BCNS Christmas Social for 2017 will be on Friday December 1st. 

    Based on last year’s menu, there will be several choices and one should expect to pay around £10 for two courses or £12 for three courses.

    If you plan to attend, please let Dave Dent know know so that he can estimate numbers.

    When he has the details (around mid-August), he will issue booking forms. All bookings will require full payment.

    We will accept cancellation up to a cut off date, which will be stated on the booking form

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    Last Updated: 15 Jul 17

  • Saturday 07 April 2018

    BCN Spring Cruise 2018

    Probably Hawne Basin to Parkhead and return - more details to follow.

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    Last Updated: 29 Jun 17

  • Sunday 27 May 2018 - Monday 28 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 27 May, wherever on the BCNS you want to start, and finishing at 14:00 on 28 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: 29 Jun 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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