BCS WALKS & TALKS 2020

(This exciting and varied Programme has knowledgable leaders to

'Tell the Tales' as you 'Walk the Walks')

We look forward to seeing you!   Please arrive for all walks at 7.15pm for 7.30pm start)

(Please be aware that some walks may be muddy and it is advisable to wear the appropriate footwear.)

 

IN VIEW OF THE HEALTH CRISIS - PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE BEFORE PLANNING TO JOIN A WALK

 

COACH EXCURSIONS

(Not exclusively BCS)

The Society are pleased to advise that during 2019 they are planning to share coach excursions with other societies. Members will be notified of the excursions when the details are finalised.

Information will also appear here.

Walks archive

May 13th.   

Exploring Monmore Green.     Led by Industrial Archaeology Group.

 

This area to the immediate south East of Wolverhampton town centre saw some of the earliest intensive coal and iron ore mining and iron making in the Black Country. It was also a point of convergence of three major transport routes; the Birmingham canal and the main lines of the London and North Western and the Great Western Railways, both of which developed interchange facilities with the canal. The walk will explore all three routes together with the sites of lost industries and the Black Country’s (though derelict) canal –rail interchange basin.

Meet on the Public Carpark at the junction of lower Walsall Street and Lower Horseley Fields, Wolverhampton.

May 27th.  

History Galore at Hill Top. West Bromwich.     Led by Robin Pearson.

A novelist who also inspired Scott Fitzgerald, a Violinist on the Titanic, a World War 1 VC holder, West Bromwich’s oldest pub, and possibly the town’s shortest Street- all on the 200th anniversary of the death of James Keir. He and his famous colleagues in the Lunar Society always met on the night of a full moon, so our walk will be close to one

(5 June). 

Meet at the corner of theA4196 and Trooters Lane (B71 2QF).

June 10th.

Moorpool Estate, Harbourne.     Led By David Granger

At the turn of the 19th there was a national movement to establish garden cities or Garden Suburbs.

One of these was Moorpool Estate in Harbourne. See the unusual housing in the area.

Meet at the Moor Pool in Ravenhurst Road Post Code B17 9HP.

June 17th.  

Common Ground in Upper Penn.     Led by Ian Bott.

 

Once under threat of the Victorian HS2 the green pastures which frame the Reverend Stebbing Shaw’s Over Penn are currently at risk of the calculating developer!

Never has there been a more urgent time to embrace and protect what remains of to quote another noted author Elihu Burritt’s Green Borderland of the Black Country.

With a history predating the Norman conquest,  and associated to the iconic Lady Godiva, amongst other great names, there is much to learn and still see today of the ancient village which became a noted resort of the Black Country’s gambling fraternity.

Meet on Carpark opposite St Bartholomew’s Church at junction of vicarage road with Pennwod lane and Church Hill

June 24th.

Great Barr part 3.     Led by Robin Pearson.

After the excitement of last year’s police car chase as darkness fell its back to Great Barr for a final exploration of the last remaining farmland in the Sandwell Valley with its wedge Bridleway and Forge Mill Lake (home to a RSPB Visitor Centre)

Meet at the Malt Shovel public house, Newton Road, Great Barr. B43 6HN. Stout footwear recommended.

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