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


Events

Jump down to work parties.

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.

No dates at present

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 October 2017 - Montgomery Canal Restoration Update
A presentation by John Hamp SUCS Chairman
                                                                                               
Monday 20th November 2017 - Off Piste Boating
A presentation by Ian Fletcher

Monday 11th December 2017 - Christmas Buffet, Update & News of EA Talks
A presentation by Richard Parry Chief Executive CRT
Photos by Mike Rolfe
                 
Monday 15th January 2018 - Artwork on Canals
A presentation by Luke Perry

Monday 19th February 2018 - Bats & Birds
A presentation by Paul Wilkinson CRT Ecologist

Monday 19th March 2018 - AGM
Followed by a presentation from Phil Clayton      

Monday 16th April 2018 - BCN Archives
A presentation by Roy Ken

Monday 21st May 2018 - Rebuilding Locks
A presentation by Mike Palmer Waterways Recovery Group
                                                                                                      
              
For further information please contact: Dave Pearson, Meetings Organiser  Tel: 01299 404273  Mob: 07527 197842 Email: dave@daveapearson.com 


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 david.struckett@waterways.org.uk