Well, it’s here: The 2019 Brownhills Canal Festival – this year taken over by the Birmingham Canal Navigations Society making it a whole weekend event – kicks off this evening (Friday 17th May) and runs until Sunday (19th May).
On Friday evening the 17th, there will be Black Country entertainment from the wonderful Billy Spakemon and pals.
On Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm 5pm here will be trade boats and stalls at the canalside, plus other entertainment and a bar at the Community Centre on the Miner Island (The old Annex, or Central Boys School).
On Saturday afternoon there will be an excellent railway historical talk by the knowledgable and expert Ian Pell, a regular contributor to this blog.
Saturday evening there will be the top folk band Wild Irish to get glasses raised and feet tapping!
You can find out more by visiting the event Facebook page here, and posting an enquiry there or mail Brenda directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do support this, it’s great to see it return and I for one love a good canal event.
My thanks to the BCN and Brenda for taking this on. Wonderful stuff.
You can contact Brenda on the means above, or you can comment here, ping me on social media, or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks.