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. 

  • Saturday 30 September 2017

    They Boonyeds World Tour - at Titford Pumphouse

    Billie Spake Mon and the Booneyeds launch their world tour.

    Contact Billy - b.dakin@aston.ac.uk - (phone below) or Charley - email below to reserve your place.  £5.00 payable at the door.

    Starts at half seven, doors open at seven.

    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 Pumphouse
    • Time:19:00
    • Contact:Charley Johnston
    • Phone:07825 816623
    • Email:info@bcnsociety.com

    Last Updated: 12 Aug 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. 

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    Last Updated: 26 Aug 17

  • 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!!)

    There will be a DIY Barbecue on the Saturday.

    The entry form is on this link

    If you need more information, contact Dave Dent by email from this link or by phoning him on 07774 605336.

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    Last Updated: 08 Aug 17

  • Thursday 09 November 2017

    The BCN in the 1960s

    Martin O’Keeffe will be showing slides taken by J.G. Parkinson whilst cruising the BCN in the early 1960’s now in the collection of the Online Transport Archive.

    Through the good offices of Chris Clegg, Martin has been loaned a collection of slides taken on the BCN by J G Parkinson, an enthusiast of the BCN in the 1960s.  

    The slides are now in the Online Transport Archive.

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    Last Updated: 26 Aug 17

  • Friday 01 December 2017

    Christmas Social 2017

    We have decided this year on a change of location, to the Crosswells Inn, in Langley, near the pumphouse.  This offers a simpler festive menu and a very accessible location with ample parking in the surroundings and good public transport links.  Also real ale for those who prefer not live without it!

    Bus Route 120/120A from Birmingham to Dudley passes close to the Inn – last services to Birmingham are around 22:30 and 23:00. 
    Departures to Blackheath at 22:30 or Dudley at 23:00.

    Langley Green Station is a short walk away – trains to Birmingham at 22:14, 22:42 and 23:16.

    Starter
    Tomato and Tarragon Soup with fresh bread
    Breaded Mushrooms & Garlic Dip
    Traditional Prawn Cocktail with Marie Rose Sauce

    Main Course
    All accompanied by seasonal vegetables
    Traditional 3 meat Carvery with all the trimmings
    Fish with new potatoes in Garlic and Herbs
    Vegetarian Nut Roast

    Desserts
    Christmas pudding, brandy sauce
    Apple pie and Custard
    Vanilla Ice Cream and Redberry Coulis

    2 courses for £11.00
    3 courses for £13.00
    PLUS optional £1.00 extra for Coffee/Tea and Chocolates and Mince Pies at the end of the meal.

    Download the booking form here.

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    Last Updated: 31 Aug 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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