Top Tipton

William Perry, legendary pugilist and son of Tipton rages at the rain clouds – but the hardy were undaunted

Despite the bad weather yesterday (Saturday, 22nd September 2018) I took the afternoon out to support a great event in the industrial heart of the Black Country – and it’s also on this afternoon (Sunday 23rd) – so if you fancy a trip out get to the Tipton Canal and Community Festival, it’s only a short journey away.

A wonderful thing. Click for a larger version

This remarkable canal festival held along the canal and in the park near the Owen Road island in Tipton is packed with boats, stalls, food, entertainment and all manner of historic memories and fun for all the family. You can have a pint in the Fountain, enjoy a kangaroo burger as I did, dine on the finest Black Country scratchings, see and buy all manner of canal and local history ephemera. There’s live music, comedy, chat and crafts – you can even take a boat tide.

It really is a boster. I got absolutely soaked and the rain was atrocious – but it was all the better for that British ‘Dunkirk spirit’ – I commend this fine event to you all. 

You can find out more at this link here or see the poster in the text. It’s really a wonderful thing, and confirms my belief that Tipton really is a wonderful place.

I’d like to add a belated note of thanks to The Stymaster who pointed this festival out to me earlier in the week as I’d totally forgotten about it. Cheers mate.

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2 Responses to Top Tipton

  1. David Evans says:

    super photos..thanks for sharing the event with us..Love that hearse!
    kind regards
    David

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