Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

NEW: Following member feedback, we now have a Mooring & Marina Review forum. Post your review here.

Featured Posts

There are now banners up at Farmer's Bridge  Junction advertising BCN 250, which commemorates the completion of the first part of the BCN from the original terminus on the Newhall Branch to the mines on the border of West Bromwich and Wednesbury parishes, which involved a simple journey of traversing 12 locks.  6 up to the short Smethwick Summit and 6 down again at Spon Lane. With a limited water supply feeding this summit from the Smethwick Reservoir. The BCN society are planning a few events to mark this landmark event, but CRT appear not to have fully grasped, apart from the banner that is,  the importance of this 250 years commemoration. It is perhaps fortunate that the original BCN took another three years to finish and thus there is time to plan plan other things through to 2022.

 

The BCN Website has the following. The Explorer cruise is also planned to end at the Oozells Loop, this weekend.

     

Saturday 02 November 2019 - Sunday 03 November 2019

Birmingham Canal 250th anniversary

November 2019 will see the 250th anniversary of the canal reaching Birmingham. This was an important event in the making of the city as an industrial centre.

To commemorate this landmark event the BCN Society is organising a cruise into Birmingham on Saturday 2nd November starting from Windmill End at 8am with the intention of arriving in the centre of Birmingham at midday.

Boats can join in at intermediate points or if they are coming from other directions such as the Birmingham and Fazeley or Worcester and Birmingham Canal pass through the city centre then wait on the Wolverhampton side of St Vincent Street bridge for the main convoy of boats.

After the midday celebration at Old Turn boats can parade around to Cambrian Wharf or through Gas St Basin winding by the Mailbox.

C&RT have promised to reserve moorings along the Oozells Street loop and on the main line. However it would help if boats breast up to allow everyone to moor together.

In the evening entertainment has been organised in the Crescent Theatre, tickets for this are needed and the boat entry will include this providing access to the studio theatre and bar. As numbers are limited to the capticity of the theatre early entry is recommend.

On the Sunday we will disperse with boats cruising along the Icknield Port and Winson Green loops, the original line of the canal.

Edited by Heartland

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is the BCN Challenge that ends in the centre of Birmingham this weekend, or are you saying there is an explorer cruise as well?

 

the BCN 250 banners are all over the centre of Birmingham, and we will have similar on the boat inline with the decoration theme for the Challenge this year.

 

 

0F39B42C-EB79-496F-B424-3D8356BE762F.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Heartland said:

No sorry, it is the Challenge, which I was thinking of. 

Phew!  Mooring is going to be bad enough without an explorer cruise as well!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh Yes,

 

But the original terminus was just beyond the Flapper, so another challenge, might be to find a spot as close as possible to that.

 

The first terminus was the "old wharf" east of the aqueduct that crossed the original turnpike.

 

 

210402.jpg

Edited by Heartland

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.