Historic canal boat tour comes to Brownhills this weekend

Beautiful colours on a very wet afternoon.

The sharp eyed amongst you will have no doubt noticed that Brownhills has some rather special guests staying with us over Easter – the Historic Narrow Boat Club have their Wyrley Cruise event on now, and the tour has hit town!

Over thirty historic narrow boats of all sizes and descriptions are currently moored at Silver Street and around the Pier Street pedestrian bridge.

Something about the smoke drifting over the canal…

The Historic Narrowboat Club have this to say:

HNBC Wyrley Wander

A gathering of our club members and their boats at Brownhills (WS8 6GB) on the Wyrley and Essington Canal over the Easter weekend, a wander around the canals of the northern BCN and a cruise to Walsall Town Arm on Easter Monday.

I spotted them this evening while popping into Brownhills on an errand, and despite the steady rain it was quite a spectacle to behold!

This must be the largest number of craft I’ve ever seen here in Brownhills. Do get down here.

The boaters are friendly and happy to talk to passers by, and they’re here until Monday when they start to move to Walsall’s Town Wharf basin.

If you go down, do quietly check in on the local swan family, whose brood must be due to hatch soon, too.

If you’re a photographer, interested in historic canal craft, of just love the colours and spectacle, do get down there and say hi!

Looks like a fun and friendly club. Go say hello!

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