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Canal News – Bromsgrove Folk Festival, 12-14th July 2013

Canal News

Bromsgrove Folk Festival

The Bowling Green Inn
Shaw Lane
Stoke Prior
B60 4BH

The Bowling GreenThe Bowling Green

This snowy public house is on Shaw Lane between Wychbold and Stoke Prior. It is close to the railway line and not far from the Birmingham and Worcester canal.  Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved] © Copyright Nigel Mykura and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

12 – 14 Jul 2013
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Now in its 22nd year the prestigious Bromsgrove Folk Festival returns to its spiritual home, The Bowling Green Inn, Shaw Lane, Stoke Prior, over the weekend of 12th to 14th July and once again brings a wealth of talent to North Worcestershire.

Although quality of the music is of utmost importance, all of the artists appearing have, once again, been chosen for their extra special quality of rapport with their audience.

Come along and join in the fun.

Tickets are available for weekend and individual concerts and the application form can be downloaded from www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk or by calling Bob Bignell on 0121 476 5938, Yvonne Barton on 01527 831577 or emailing bobcynfolk@aol.com

The usual great atmosphere can be experienced by all and, as a prelude to the weekend’s activities, Bromsgrove Folk Club will be holding its Pre-Festival Singin’ Suppin’ and Session on the Thursday night (11th July) starting around 8.00pm in and around theBowling   Green. Entry on Thursday is free to all.

2242554_7bc609d9Worcester and Birmingham Canal approaching Stoke Wharf

Just past the next bend are the seven locks of the Stoke flight.

The Worcester and Birmingham Canal was constructed in stages between 1791 and 1815. Grain, timber and agricultural produce were carried to the Midlands. Industrial goods and coal were carried down towards Worcester, often for onward transport to Bristol. Pairs of donkeys were often used in preference to horses, maybe because they could easily be put onto the boats which had to be legged(or pulled by tug) through the tunnels near Birmingham.  © Copyright Roger Kidd and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.