Well, this really floats our boat!

Images kindly supplied by the young David Evans.

Yesterday, I pointed out that Brownhills was hosting the Historic Narrow Boat Club who have their Wyrley Cruise event on this weekend, and the tour will be spending a couple of days at Silver Street in Brownhills (15-16th April 2017) before moving to Town Arm in Walsall on Monday.

I’m indebted as usual to the young and roving David Evans who this morning supplied the above wonderful collection of images. This really is a spectacle worth seeing!

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

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.

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!

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1 Response to Well, this really floats our boat!

  1. Martin Littler says:

    Great show of colour, they really are the owner’s pride and joy, love to see them.

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