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Canal News – The re-opening of the Stratford Canal + Dudley Canal Trust

Canal News – July 2014

Celebrate the re-opening of the Stratford Canal

Stratford Canal
04 Jul 2014
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Address
Bancroft Lock
Stratford Canal
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire

The Avon Navigation Trust and the Canal & River Trust will have a new handle on water music when, with Bancroft Cruisers’ help, they recreate the late Queen Mother’s two boat trips to relaunch the Avon and the Stratford Canal as navigable waterways.
Members of The Orchestra of the Swan’s wind and brass section will play aboard two floating pontoons at the July 4 event to mark the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the canal and the 40th year since the river was reopened from Evesham to Stratford-upon-Avon.
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother travelled by narrowboat to officially open the canal in 1964, and to celebrate the river relaunch in 1974.
VIP guests will include representatives of the Royal Engineers and Birmingham’s Winson Green Prison, who both sent many teams to help with the original work. There too will be Job Hutchings, whose father led the drive to save the canal, and Nicholas Barwell, whose pioneering dad is the Avon’s local hero. They will unveil commemorative plaques.
Jo Bell, canal laureate, Tony Hales, chair of the Canal & River Trust and other representatives from the Canal & River Trust will be in attendance.
The River Festival events then start, at approx 6:30 pm, with music and a barbeque at Stratford Marina.
There is an all-day exhibition of historic photos and footage close to the Basin

Dudley Canal Trust

Dudley Canal Trust

July
Real Ale Festival 2-5th July Wednesday 5pm-11pm Thurs- Sat 11am – 11pm
60 + Real Ales plus Ciders and wines Free entry to card carrying DCT & CAMRA members at all times
Non members £2.00 souvenir Glasses
Various types of hot and cold food available
Address
Dudley Canal Trust boat trips site, 501 Birmingham New Road, Dudley DY1 4SB

 

More Canal News – PRESS RELEASE: 40 tonnes of rubbish cleared from the Birmingham Canal Navigations!

More Canal News

WRG HeaderVolunteers

PRESS RELEASE: 40 tonnes of rubbish cleared from the Birmingham Canal Navigations!

Issue Date: 7th April 2014

Over 100 volunteers from Waterway Recovery Group (WRG), The Inland Waterways Association, Birmingham Canal Navigations Society, Dudley Canal Trust and Canal & River Trust (CRT) joined together to carry out a massive canal clean-up on the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) on 5th and 6th April.

Using grappling hooks and other tools volunteers removed over 40 tonnes from the canal around Ashted Flight, Typhoo Wharf and Camp Hill Locks – filling four skips in the process! Work boats, provided by CRT, were also on hand to take away rubbish. It is hoped this annual effort on the BCN will help keep the less well used parts of the BCN & Black Country Network from getting choked up with rubbish and becoming impassable for boats.

The usual assortment of shopping trolleys, bicycles and tyres were pulled out of the canal, along with some more unusual items including three goal posts, a safe and a Lancashire boiler shovel!

WRG Leader Chris Morgan said ‘I am very proud of all the volunteers who got involved and travelled from across the UK to help clean up the canals of Birmingham this weekend. Thanks to their enthusiasm and efforts we cleared a massive amount of rubbish from the canal. It was great to see WRG and other volunteers of all ages working together to clean-up the BCN.’

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Canal News – Dudley Canal Childrens Halloween

Canal News

DudleyCanal Childrens Halloween

The Car Park
off the A4123
at Birmingham New Road
Dudley
West Midlands
DY1 4SB

30 Oct 2013
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pumpkin by the canal

Spooky Boat Trips through Dudley’s underground caverns!

There will be light shows, family entertainment and Groovy UV Entertainments Company are providing their amazing ‘glow in the dark’ Halloween puppets. Best fancy dress costumes get great prizes!

Trips last 1 hour and run every 30 minutes
Places are limited, so early booking is strongly advised. For more information please call 0121 557 6265 or email info@dudleycanaltrust.org.uk