I spent a happy couple of hours today (Saturday 18th May 2019) pottering around Brownhills Canalside Festival, which is also running on Sunday from 10am until 5pm. It’s a great do, and the folk of the Birmingham Canal Navigations Society have done us proud – and I must say the folk of Brownhills have been very appreciative too.
Since Brian Stringer and the previous team decided to call a halt in 2016, going out on a high, fans of the event have been hoping someone might take this mammoth gig on, and the BCNS really have covered the gap excellently.
A huge number of boats, plenty of stalls, food and stuff to browse – plus the ever popular canoe and boat rides for the kids young and old.
The boat owners were all friendly and happy to talk bout their pride and joy, whatever shape or form they came in, and the selection of dogs – boater and otherwise – was brilliant, too.
David Evans also popped along and sent some photos to go with mine in a huge gallery for all those who couldn’t make it, and my thanks to David – and of course to the boaters, stallholders and general public who came out too – the only thing that could have been nicer was if the sun had come out!
Remember, the Brownhills Canalside Festival 2019 is running Sunday, too!