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There were other things beside boats.

I visited the event on 3 May, a Saturday and hence a shopping day and therefore, I imagine, less people would visit. I was right! So some realistic historical photos were possible.

The Roundhouse viewed from the BCN canal

One of Birmingham’s notable canal side buildings is the Roundhouse. It situated alongside the BCN Mainline Canal at the corner of St Vincent Street and Sheepcote Street or just before you reach the National Indoor Arena and National Sealife Centre when approaching from the Wolverhampton direction. (Incidentally, have you noticed that any venue of note nowadays […]

Red House Glass Cone

Graham Fisher MBE, canal and glass aficionado gives us the benefit of his ramblings…


At last we move forward on this…

It now looks like Thursday 17 October is the new date for Yes/No planning approval. Watch this space for the result.

An newly formed independent organisation gives support to Continuous Cruisers…


The long closed pub will soon spring to life as a hostelry with boat services…

View of University of Birmingham campus

Everyone loves the free wheel down into Birmingham City Centre along the Worcester & Birmingham through leafy Edgbaston. The new aqueduct at Selly Oak is a super addition albeit built to allow allow a bypass beneath. Whatever, it must have cost £millions, and I’m sure we are all grateful. Now for the bad news. I reported in […]

The NIA in December 2012

Visiting Birmingham? In 2014 you’ll get a much enhanced event venue.

Sainsburys Siteplan Second Planning Application

New plans omit Lapal Canal…..