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  • Friday 07 December 2018

    Christmas Social

    BCNS Xmas Dinner – Friday 7th December 2018

    The Society has again booked exclusive use of the Brasserie at the Crossswells Inn, Langley for our Xmas Dinner. Numbers are as usual limited so bookings are on a first come basis, although cancellations will be possible up to one week beforehand and we will have a waiting list. There is plenty of FREE parking adjacent to the venue and a nearby Bus route –12/12A from Birmingham to Dudley/Oldbury – running until c.11pm. The station at Langley Green is a short walk away – last trains to Birmingham at c. 2240 and 2300. The Pumphouse is within walking distance via the towpath.

    The full range of the Pub bar, including Real Ale, is available. We hope you will be able to join in the festivities. The evening will include another of Dave’s fiendish (?) quizzes and we will again have the BCNS Postbox for distribution of Xmas cards amongst the guests present.

    The menu is as usual fairly simple and you can choose two or three courses with an optional “extras” package of Tea/Coffee plus goodies as summarised below:

    Two Courses for £11.00 or three for £13.00 – payment is required up front and refunds will be made in the event of advance notice of cancellation.


    • Minestrone soup with fresh bread
    • Breaded mushrooms with garlic dip
    • Traditional prawn cocktail with marie rose sauce


    • Traditional 3 meat carvery with trimmings
    • Breaded fish with new potatoes in garlic and herbs
    • Broccoli and cream cheese bake


    • Traditional Christmas pudding & brandy sauce
    • Apple Pie and Custard
    • Vanilla Ice Cream and Belgian chocolate drizzle

    Extra: Tea/Coffee Mince Pies and Chocolates – just £1 extra per head for all!
    We will provide a reminder of your choice of Menu and Tea or Coffee

    Booking forms can be obtained by contacting Dave Dent on or 07774 605336 or via the attachment

    • Venue:Crossswells Inn, Langley
    • Time:18:30
    • Contact:Dave Dent
    • Phone:07774 605336


    Last Updated: 11 Oct 18

  • Thursday 03 January 2019

    Caribee Island

    A talk by Simon Briercliffe a social and cultural historian on the lives of the inhabitants of an area of Wolverhampton dubbed Caribee Island in Victorian times

    Last Updated: 21 Sep 18

  • Thursday 07 March 2019

    A Northerner on Northern Canals-Part 2

    Phil Clayton continues his talk on his past cruises round our northern waterways

    Last Updated: 21 Sep 18

  • Thursday 04 April 2019

    Oh No not the Titanic

    A Talk by John Wilson with a different twist on the famous liner the Titanic

    Last Updated: 21 Sep 18

  • Thursday 02 May 2019

    Stafford Riverway Link

    A talk by Ivor Hind Chairman of the Stafford Riverway Link on progress so far to restore this waterway link into Stafford Town Centre from the Staffs & Worcester Canal

    Last Updated: 21 Sep 18

  • Thursday 03 October 2019

    Iron Mad Wilkinson who put the Great into GB

    A talk by Richard Sells author and Local Historian on the life and acheivments of "Iron Mad" Wilkinson a leading Ironmaster Entrepreneur and Inventor of his day

    Last Updated: 21 Sep 18

  • Thursday 07 November 2019

    Montgomery Canal Restoration Update

    A talk by John Carter Project Manager of this Restoration Project

    Last Updated: 21 Sep 18