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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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.

Monday 16th January 2017:
Edwin Fasham - Boats. Edwin is a very versatile engineer, designer and builder of NB Ferrous, amongst others.
Monday 20th February 2017:
Luke Perry - Art Works on the Dudley No 2 canal.
Monday 20th March 2017:
AGM, plus Phil Clayton - 'Curious Cuts'.  Phil will show us some oddities that will get us thinking.
Monday 10th April 2017: (note - NOT a third Mon because of Easter)
John Dodwell - various topical matters of concern to us in IWA, and navigation authorities.  John is also open to suggestion for questions on latest news from CRT and IWA. 

Work Parties

Please join us for the BCN Clean-Up in April.
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!  

  • Saturday 21st January
  • Saturday 18th February
  • Sat 18th March - CANCELLED

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

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