The aim of this website is to promote the Dudley No.2 canal, a part of the network of canals forming the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN), to inform visitors of the boatyard facilities available to use at Hawne Basin and to provide a communication channel for our members.
New members of Coombeswood Canal Trust are always welcome.  If you would like to find out how to become a Member, please visit the Membership page.

Hawne Basin was an interchange basin for the Great Western Railway and was used for the transhipment of tubes from the Coombeswood works of Stewarts & Lloyds/BSC until the railway closed in 1967. The basin is located at the current end of navigation of the Dudley No 2 Canal, Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN).

On this page:-
Work party dates • ; Atlas and Malus dates • Raise money • WBDCS • Donate • Trading company  • Guide to the canal •
Work Parties down the arm on the following dates:
Sun 26th July
Sun 25th October
Meet at the Cabin 09:30
Safety footwear please. Gloves provided.
Everyone welcome.

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Coombeswood Canal Trust and the BCNS jointly own and operate a working pair of heritage workboats; Atlas and Malus which will be requiring crew for the following dates.

Here are the latest crewing requirements with A&M during July and August. These include three DofE residentials each taking the same route.

Saturday 18th July City-Hawne.
Saturday 25th July Work party at Hawne (replacing Malus's side sheets)
DofE residentials
Wednesday 5th August Hawne-Parkhead-Hawne.
Thursday 6th August Hawne-Black Country Living Museum (BCLM).
Friday 7th August BCLM-Titford Pump House.
Saturday 8th August Titford Pump House-City centre.
Sunday 9th August City centre-Hawne.
Monday 17th August Hawne-Parkhead-Hawne.
Tuesday 18th August Hawne-BCLM.
Wednesday 19th August BCLM-Titford Pump House.
Thursday 20th August Titford Pump House-City centre.
Friday 21st August City centre-Hawne.
Tuesday 25th August Hawne-Parkhead-Hawne.
Wednesday 26th August Hawne-BCLM.
Thursday 27th August BCLM-Titford Pump House.
Friday 28th August Titford Pump House-City centre.
Saturday 29th August City centre-Hawne.

Anyone interested in helping out on any (or all!) of the above dates please let me know. A big thanks to those who have come along on any of the previous dates this year, its been a busy one! Without your help the boats would not be able to operate.
Paul Smith

To read more about the workboats visit these web sites Atlas and Malus and BCNS
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Worcester – Birmingham and Droitwich Canals Society.

KINGS NORTON VILLAGE and BOAT FESTIVAL, Kings Norton, Birmingham. 9th and 10th, Thursday and Friday. Assembly days from 8.30 onwards. 10th evening, 11th and 12th, festival event days. 12th and 13th, Sunday evening and Monday. Take down and pack away.

VEGETATION MANAGEMENT, at Tardebigge. 22nd Wednesday. This is work on the kiln, the boat compound and community orchard if possible.

Venues: Alvechurch Boat Centre, Scarfield Hill, Alvechurch. B48 7SQ Tardebigge New Wharf, Alcester Road, Tardebigge, Bromsgrove, B60 1NF Landsdown Park, Landsdown Road, Worcester. WR1 1PD Bromsgrove Rugby Football Club, Finstall Park, Finstall, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 3DH The Green, Kings Norton, Birmingham. B38 8RU

My thanks to you all, Bill Lambert, Volunteer Coordinator, Tel. 024 76 726 924 volunteers@wbdcs.org.uk

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Raise Money As You Search!

Did you know you can raise money for Coombeswood Canal Trust while you search?  Our search engine below combines the results of several search engines such as Yahoo, Bing and Ask to ensure you can always find what you’re looking for. But the fantastic thing is that EVERY TIME you search, half a penny is raised for Coombeswood Canal Trust. Search just 15 times a day and you can raise around £25 a year for us.

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Coombeswood Canal Trust welcomes donations and are able to receive donations online using Paypal.             


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Coombeswood Canal Company

This is the trading arm of the Trust and is wholly owned by the Trust. It's main activity is to provide boatyard facilities and run the shop where you can purchase a small range of chandlery for all your boating essentials such as cheap diesel, Calor gas, smokeless coal.

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'Guide to the Dudley Number 2 Canal: Windmill End to Hawne Basin'

Read/download the 'Guide to the Dudley Number 2 Canal: Windmill End to Hawne Basin', written by Ivor Chambers.
A hard copy is available in the bridge hole (on the left hand side) as you approach the Dudley No.2 canal at Windmill End, you will need a BW key to gain access.

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Coombeswood Canal Trust, a Company limited by Guarantee
Hawne Basin, Hereward Rise, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 8AW.
Telephone: 0121 550 1355  Mobile: 07761 555 353 
Skype Name: coombeswood
Registered Charity No. 1088978