Non BCNS events
A miscellaneous collection of links to other societies events that we think may be of interest to our members
Thursday 23 March 2017
SPICE evening at The 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.
- 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
- Venue:Vines Park, Droitwich Spa
- Contact:Adrian Smith
Last Updated: 24 Sep 16
Saturday 24 June 2017
River & Canal Historical Society Conference
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:-
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
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.
- Venue:University of Birmingham
- Contact:Fabian Hiscock
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.
- Venue:Windmill End
- Contact:Paddy Grice
- Phone:0844 800 5076
Last Updated: 24 Sep 16
JohnstonCG - 04/06/2013 09:36:34