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On this page:-
• Work party dates • Friends of Leasowes • Atlas and Malus dates • Donate • Trading company  • Guide to the canal •

Please read Jon Jones' notes on the Volunteer Scheme

CaRT Proposed Winter Notices 2017/18

Work Parties down the arm on the following Sundays:

11th March

15th April

May none

10th June

Meet at the Cabin 09:30
Safety footwear please. Hats, gloves, hot drinks and biscuits provided
Everyone welcome.

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Atlas and Malus

Coombeswood Canal Trust and the BCNS jointly own and operate a working pair of heritage workboats; Atlas the motor and Malus its butty. These are run with the help of volunteers.

These are the latest crewing requirements with A&M, including DofE Residential dates which are subject to change depending on the number of bookings taken.:-

2nd-6th April. DofE Residential.
9th-13th April. DofE Residential.
26th/27th May. 24hr Challenge.
29th May Titford - Hawne.
23rd-27th July. DofE Residential.
30th July-3rd August. DofE Residential.
6th-10th August. DofE Residential.
13th-17th August. DofE Residential.
20th-24th August. DofE Residential.
27th-31st August. DofE Residential.
14th September. Hawne - Windmill End.
15th/16th September. Black Country Boating Festival. Sitters required.
17th September. Windmill End - Tipton.
22nd/23rd September. Tipton Community Festival. Sitters required.
27th September. Tipton - Parkhead.
29th September Parkhead Rally. sitters required.
30th September. Parkhead - Hawne.
22nd- 26th October. DofE Residential.
29th October-2nd November. DofE Residential.

If you are interested in helping to crew Atlas and Malus or maybe becoming a ' boat sitter ' and explaining about the life on board a working boat and how the boatman's cabin could accommodate a family then how about spending a couple of hours on the dates that request a " sitter ". There is a document available to help with the explanation and layout.

Anyone interested in helping out please let me know. A big thanks to those who have come along on any of the previous dates last year, it was a busy one! Without your help the boats would not be able to operate.
Paul Smith

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Friends of Leasowes
work parties - scrub clearance of canal bed

to be advised

All to meet at the car park off Mucklow Hill at 10 am. ( Subject to weather etc. )

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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 welcomes donations and are able to receive donations online using Paypal.             


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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