Stourbridge

Canals

The Canal Group generally meets on the 3rd Monday of each month from 10.00 until about 12.00. However, because a lot of canal-based events take place on summer weekends, we occasionally attend one of these events in lieu of a Monday meeting.

The current Group leader is Brenda Stevenson and she is the person to contact if you have any questions or suggestions about the programme. Please use the email button on the right.

6th May Duck Race
6th May -Bell boating at the Lions Duck Race. Members go quackers

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2018

Our outdoor program

21st May
The Pamela May
The Pamela May trip

Trip on The Pamela May Trip Boat from Droitwich to Ladywood

18th June start is from Hindu temple Brades village. Walk from here 2 canals Birmingham Mainline and Old Birmingham canal- The walk can be extended if wanted meeting up back at the Gongoozlers Café at DCT.

Foxton Locks

16th July Foxton Locks, Leicestershire - car sharing outing to this popular visitor attraction – inclined plane remains to view. Canalside visitor centre Foxton Locks

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20th August

Bumblehole visitor centre and nature reserve walk to Coombswood – guided Netherton walk by volunteer warden

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Sept 17th

Boat trip from Droitwich to Hanbury Wharf lunch at the pub there. No walking this time! (buy your own lunch or pic-nic on the boat.)

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December Monument to 9 Apostles Colliery- Titford walk
December walk-Titford
Ivor and Joan led us on a walk at Titford, followed bt tea and cakes at the Pump House. Merry Christmas Everyone
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FUTURE EVENTS 2019

15th April CHANGE OF VENUE

A visit to Selly Oak where, Hugh Humphries, the February speaker is going to meet us and show us the canal that they are hoping to restore and make available to boaters.
Parking and meeting at Sainsbury's - 19, Aston Webb Blvd, Birmingham B29 6SJ
Car share for this event as it is difficult to get there by public transport.

20th May

Outdoor meeting – Ashwood Marina The History of the Agenoria and the coal fields wharf, walk and tea/lunch.

Saturday 8th June

train to Banbury and Tooley’s Boatyard £10 for visit to the museum and boat trip (pay for your own train fare) limited places book next meeting.

2019 Open days at Galton Valley Pumping Station 10-3pm

May 11, June 8, July 13 (Summer Fun Day 11-3) August 10, September 14 and 21 (extra guided tour at 10am) Oct 12
Free Entry and guided walk to the Old Engine House where the Smethwick engine was once housed (now in Thinktank) at noon.
Housed in the New Smethwick Pumping Station the canal museum tells the story of the Galton Valley canal system and the people that lived and worked on it.

Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.

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Art Group Astronomy
Bobbin Lace Book Group
Bridge Bus Safari-Wed & Fri
Canals Conversation française avancée
Craft Drama
Family History French - Intermediate
French Advanced French for Beginners
French for Improvers Gardening - flowers
Geography History
Italian for improvers Jazz Appreciation
Kitchen Garden Knitting and Crochet
Language and Literature Latin
Latin from the Start Lifestyle
Local History Mah Jong
Musical Appreciation Photography & digital imaging
Play Reading Quiz Group
Recorders - Experienced Recorders - Intermediate
Relaxation and motivation Researching and Recording Family History
Scrabble Tap Dancing
The Walking Group Ukulele & Singing
What's Happening in the World Today? Wildlife