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.
Our outdoor program
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.
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.)
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.
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.