Canal News – November 3rd & 4th 2012

Canal news – Weekend November 3rd & 4th

Trent & Mersey Canal – Brindley Bank Aqueduct

Typical James Brindley designed brick aqueduct over the River Trent. The canal opened in 1777.  © Copyright John M and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

 IWA work party at Rugeley

03 – 04 Nov 2012

09:30 am – 13:00 pm

Work party weekend at Brindley Bank, Rugeley. Organised by the Inland Waterways Association, Lichfield Branch in conjunction with the Canal & River Trust.

Installation of 20 mooring rings and signage to establish countryside visitor moorings on the Trent & Mersey Canal between Brindley Bank Aqueduct and the A51.

Meet at the bottom of the steps, accessed by the footpath between the Pumping Station and Albany Drive.

Work will include: digging holes, fixing and concreting in rings with brick paving, installing signs.

9.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday. 10 am to 1pm on Sunday to finish off and also clear the footpath between the road and steps. All help appreciated, even for only a few hours.

If you plan to attend on the Saturday, please let Margaret know, as we intend to provide sandwiches at lunchtime. All necessary equipment to be provided by the Canal & River Trust. Refreshments provided. Further information from Margaret Beardsmore on 07581 794111 or email

Montgomery Canal Restoration at Redwith

Looking north from the re-instated Redwith bridge as work nears completion on the restoration of the Montgomery Canal from the current head of navigation at Gronwen Wharf.  © Copyright David Stowell and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

  Montgomery Canal volunteer work party

03 – 04 Nov 2012

10:00 am – 16:00 pm

Come and help restore the historic Montgomery Canal at Redwith Bridge with the Shropshire Union Canal Society.

Redwith Bridge is signposted from the B4396.

For more information, call Mike Friend on 01948 880723 or 07909 912611.

Black Country Museum

Canal boats moored up on the Birmingham Canal at The Black Country Museum  © Copyright Peter Latham and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

  Bonfire Night at the Black Country Living Museum

03 Nov 2012

18:30 pm – 22:00 pm

Enjoy traditional bonfire celebrations at the Black Country Living Museum.

Take the family to the Black Country Living Museum on the BCN for its traditional bonfire night.

It’s the perfect night out for children (and adults) who don’t like big bangs, as there will be no fireworks.

Roaring bonfires will be accompanied by traditional entertainment, hot roast chestnuts and a fairground.

The museum’s canal-side village will be lit up with candle and gas-light and visitors can enjoy chatting to period characters.

Pre-booking is essential. Call 0121 520 8054 or visit


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