Birmingham, Black Country & Worcestershire Branch

Welcome to the web page for IWA's Birmingham, Black Country and Worcestershire Branch. We're a small branch covering a large area - the name says it all.  See latest branch news or scroll down for meetings and work parties in our area.

Local History: Read Bradley - The Nursery of the Iron Trade - by Ray Shill


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Monday 15th May -  A walk is planned along the route of the proposed Lapal restoration. Meet at the Scout Hut Gibbins Road, junction with Harbourne Lane at 7pm.  The walk is about 2 miles long, with car provided for return for those requiring a lift.  Some LCT personnel will be in attendance to give us some background to current proposals. 

Work Parties

Leasowes Park scrub clearance:  a consortium of local bodies are clearing the Dudley No 2 Canal through the park - across the largest embankment in the Birmingham area, in preparation for more major repairs and re-watering.  This is an excellent example of co-operation and we should be part of it! 

Meet 10am car park off Mucklow Hill.   Contact Peter Fisher for more details.

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Meetings & Talks

IWA Birmingham Branch Meetings are held at Coombeswood Canal Trust, Hawne Basin, Herewood Rise, Halesowen, B62 8AW.  Click here for directions to Hawne Basin.  Meetings start at 7.15 for 7.30. Non–members are very welcome.

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Saturday 10th June - The Selly Oak Festival, to take place largely in the Park, the site of part of the Lapal canal restoration proposals.  LCT and Worcs. Birm. & Droitwich Canal Soc will have stalls.  Please do come and support them. 

Join Us!

If you are interested in what we do, please join us! We are always looking for branch members to assist at events and with our campaigns or other activities. Come along to a meeting, or contact our branch chairman, David Struckett