Please note change of venue for main lectures from the Black Country Living Museum to the Dudley Canal Trust Portal

Please note change of venue for main lectures to the Dudley Canal Trust Portal.

22Feb

Clean Water in the Black Country

Speaker: Dave Moore

Wednesday 22 February 2017 at 7.30pm at The Dudley Canal Trust Portal, Birmingham Road, Dudley, DY1 4SB

The Chairman of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust, a charity set up to save the Victorian Waterworks at Sandfields near Lichfield, will talk about the introduction of clean water in the mid-19th century following a series of cholera epidemics when as many as 20% of the population of some urban Black Country villages died .

Please note change of venue for main lectures to the Dudley Canal Trust Portal and the change of date reported in the last magazine.

22Mar

A Canal Trip in the West Midlands

Speaker: Roger Butler

Wednesday 22 March 2017 at 7.30pm at The Dudley Canal Trust Portal, Birmingham Road, Dudley, DY1 4SB

Presenting a large collection of ‘before and after’ photographs Roger will take us back to 1971 and indulge in a nostalgic journey along our local canals and the river Severn. The 50th Annual General Meeting will take place before the lecture. .

26Apr

The Irish Community in Wolverhampton

Speaker: Simon Briercliff

Wednesday 26 April 2017 at 7.30pm at The Dudley Canal Trust Portal, Birmingham Road, Dudley, DY1 4SB

Following recent research, Simon will consider a small but significant part of the City’s history and reveal some of the buildings and characters associated with the area. .

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