Birmingham Canal 250th Anniversary

Come along and celebrate 250 years of Birmingham Canals with us as we commemorate this landmark event.

Event details

2 November 2019 to 3 November 2019

Old Turn, Birmingham

Birmingham Canal Navigations


Old Turn,

Near B1 2LG

November 2019 will see the 250th anniversary of the canal reaching Birmingham. This was an important event in the making of the city as an industrial centre.

To commemorate this landmark event the BCN Society is organising a cruise into Birmingham on Saturday 2 November starting from Windmill End at 8am with the intention of arriving in the centre of Birmingham at midday.

Boats can join in at intermediate points or if they are coming from other directions such as the Birmingham and Fazeley or Worcester and Birmingham Canal pass through the city centre then wait on the Wolverhampton side of St Vincent Street bridge for the main convoy of boats.

After the midday celebration at Old Turn boats can parade around to Cambrian Wharf or through Gas St Basin winding by the Mailbox.

More information to follow, so watch this space.

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