Meetings

Welcome to our meetings - other than the guided walk and the Christmas social, they are all at Titford Pump House.

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  • Saturday 10 June 2017

    The Idle Women of the Waterways

    A double bill of theatre, poetry and music to whisk you back to the days of World War II when a shortage of crews to keep the working boats going brought a new breed of boater to the canal.

    Young women, later nicknamed ‘Idle Women’, took on the challenge of managing a pair of 72ft narrow boats and 50 tons of cargo.

    To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the start of the women’s training scheme, Kate Saffin and Heather Wastie will bring Isobel’s War and Idle Women and Judies to waterside (and nearby) venues, recreating the journey the women took (London-Birmingham-Coventry-London).

    Travelling with the show will be historic narrow boat Tench steered and crewed by women.

    Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

    Watch the video to learn more…The Idle Women: Recreating the Journey 

    Cost £5, pay at the door.  Reserve your tickets at Eventbrite or by phoning the number below.

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    • Venue:Titford Pumphouse
    • Time:18:30
    • Contact:Kate Saffin
    • Phone:07465238063

    Last Updated: 14 Apr 17

  • Thursday 03 August 2017

    A Walk with Ray Shill

    Details in a future Boundary Post

    Last Updated: 09 Nov 16

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Dinner for 2017 will be on Friday December 1st. 

    More details later.

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    Last Updated: 09 Jan 17

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