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


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 19th December 2018 - The Roundhouse, Birmingham Corporation's Historic Canalside Stables - a presentation by Elizabeth Thomson

Monday 21st January 2019 - Review of the Year - a presentation by Richard Parry, CEO, CRT and photos by Mike Rolfe - plus New Year Buffet

Monday 18th February 2019 - Bats & Birds Part 2 - a presentation by Paul Wilkinson, Ecologist     

Monday 18th March 2019 - AGM - followed by A Northener on a Northern Canal Part 2 - a presentation by Phil Clayton       

Monday 15th April 2019 -Panama Canal - a presentation by Alistair Patrick                                 

Monday 20th May 2019 - Swan Rescue - a presentation by Dame Jan Harrigan                                                

For further information please contact: Dave Pearson, Meetings Organiser  Tel: 01299 404273  Mob: 07527 197842 Email: 

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