Please note change of venue for main lectures to the Dudley Canal Trust Portal
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.
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. .
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. .
A History of Colliery Ventilation.
Speaker: Alan Hill
Wednesday 3 May 2017 at 7.30pm at Pumphouse, Peartree Lane, Dudley (HQ Dudley Canal Trust), Peartree Lane, Dudley,
IA Group events will be notified when they have been organised. The first meeting will be in May 2017 .
IA Walkabout. Exploring Ryders Green and Swan Village.
Speaker: Alan Hill
Wednesday 7 June 2017 at 7.30pm at Pumphouse, Peartree Lane, Dudley (HQ Dudley Canal Trust), Peartree Lane, Dudley,
Meet for 7.30pm prompt start in the new market car park in the centre of Great Bridge (not the car park behind the Lounge Bar / Limerick). This doubles up as one of the Society`s summer evening walks. .
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