Non BCNS events

A miscellaneous collection of links to other societies events that we think may be of interest to our members

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  • Thursday 23 March 2017

    SPICE evening at The Pumphouse

    SPICE evening at Titford Pumphouse


    If you enjoy unlocking the secrets of our industrial past, you will love this opportunity to spend an exclusive Spice evening as guests of Birmingham Canal Navigation Society and learn some of the incredible engineering that went into providing our inland waterways.


    Our evening is at Titford Pumphouse, which, at 512ft above sea level is at the highest point of our local canal network and so had the vital job of defying gravity by keeping the levels topped up. We will discover the Pumphouse itself and the canalside features outside as well as enjoying a talk, music and buffet supper together. 


    The evening will start with tea or coffee followed by a talk with musical accompaniment by Phil Clayton who is a well experienced, musically talented and knowledgeable speaker. He will explain how canals work, how and why they were built and share lots of interesting facts about the waterways. After a question and answer session, we'll enjoy a buffet supper together and if weather permits we will be shown the canal and locks outside. Phil will round off our evening with more photos, talk and questions.

    Booking through SPICE - see link above


    Parking is limited in the compound however you can park out on Engine Street which is a cul de sac and very quiet in the evening as the local businesses are closed.

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    • Venue:Titford Pump House
    • Contact:Brenda Ward

    Last Updated: 08 Dec 16

  • Friday 28 April 2017

    St Richards Festival - Droitwich

    Worcester Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society rally

    Boat Festival and Vintage Car Rally

    Family entertainment with Music - Stalls & Raffles - Hot & Cold Food - Bar

    Worcester Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society

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    Last Updated: 24 Sep 16

  • Saturday 24 June 2017

    River & Canal Historical Society Conference

    The Ninth Waterways History Conference “Waterways Research?”

    Saturday 24th June 2017 1000 – 1630
    The Noble Room, The Staff House University of Birmingham
    (Adjacent to University Station)
    Cost £22, including Coffee and Lunch.

    Contact Fabian Hiscock for a booking form - or follow this link.

    The provisional programme is:-
    0930 Registration 
    1000 Opening Admin, welcome and Introduction
    Chairman, Tony Hirst OBE

    Session 1 - Waterways History Research
    Dr Paul Sillitoe
    Mike Clarke, President, RCHS
    Dr Jodie Matthews, Honorary Research Fellow, NWM

    Session 2 - Researching the People
    Prof Timothy Peters, Ironbridge Institute, University of Birmingham
    Lorna York, NWM Stoke Bruerne

    Buffet Lunch.

    Session 3 – Researching the Waterways
    Ray Shill & Brian Goggin

    Session 4 Outlines of on-going research-related topics.

    General Discussion – A Way Ahead for Waterways History Research.

    16.30 Closing Remarks – Chairman.

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    Last Updated: 15 Feb 17

  • 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

    Last Updated: 24 Sep 16