Brownhills Canal Festival 2013 – details now available


This will be the eleventh successful year of the festival.

Details of this year’s Brownhills Canal Festival have kindly been supplied by The Clayhanger Kid himself, Brian Stringer. I’m trying to get as much info as I can, but as usual, it seems to be Brownhills’ best kept secret.

This year’s annual Brownhills Canal Festival will take place at the waterfront on Silver Street, Brownhills, on Sunday, 23rd of June from 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Because we were let down by the trip boat last year, this time the Walsall Enterprise boat will be doing the job.

Sutton Canoe Club are running events from the Canoe Centre.

This year sees the return of good old Barry Yates who is bringing his Staffordshiremen Folk Group to perform for us.

I understand that Spotlight Productions will also be entertaining musically. They are a voluntary group who perform West End type musicals at Brownhills Comp and currently rehearse in the annexe, and they have some really talented kids in their ranks.

Walsall Radio, Flip The Clown, and kiddies fairground rides will all be complemented by the numerous stalls and refreshment facilities.

The traders are doing something on Saturday which I am told will include fairground rides, and a classic car show. To confirm all of this I suppose Nicky Rolls [Not sure who that is – Bob]  would be the best bet.

Anyway, I’d like to thank you on behalf of the Brownhills Local Committee for your help with publicity, both now and the job you’ve done for the Canal Festival in other years. Cheers mate, Brian

If anyone has further details, flyers, graphics, stall list, etc. but particularly details of the plans for Saturday, I’d be most grateful. Mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.

I do like to advertise this event, but getting information always seems to be difficult. I’m assuming contact details for the organisers are the same as previous years:

For further information, or if you’d like to take out a stall, please contact Richard Lee at

Or contact Brownhills Local Committee on 01543 361144.

Brownhills Local Committee
The Parkview Centre
Chester Road North
Ws8 7JB

Anyway, thanks to Brian, who was as helpful as ever. He’s a true friend of the blog. Did I mention he has a book out? Reading it now, it’s ace.


There are plenty of attractions for all, and some rather fine craftsmanship on display.

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6 Responses to Brownhills Canal Festival 2013 – details now available

  1. Clive says:

    Great stuff, looking forward to going to the canal festival.

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  4. benjamin says:

    cant wait. in school there was a contest for this and i came third so im wondering

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