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Adventure Club Day Friday 19th February 10.30 to 3.30 pm
Bring a packed lunch. Come along in your old clothes to help make bug hotels, bird boxes and herb boxes to put around Hawne Basin as part of our entry into the Halesowen in Bloom Competition.
There will be other exciting things to do too! As you will be helping us the day is FREE
Please let Gill know on 07968501212 if you are able to come ( bring a friend ) or complete the list in the Cabin.

by popular request

Sat Feb 13th 2.25 p.m. FRANCE v IRELAND; 4.50 p.m. WALES v SCOTLAND
Sun Feb 14th 2.00 p.m. ITALY v ENGLAND
Sat Feb 27th 2.25 p.m. ITALY v SCOTLAND; 4.50 p.m. ENGLAND v IRELAND
Sat Mar 12th 1.30 p.m. IRELAND v ITALY; 4.00 p.m. ENGLAND v WALES
Sun Mar 13th 3.00 p.m. SCOTLAND v FRANCE
Sat Mar 19th 2.30 p.m. WALES v ITALY; 5.00 p.m. IRELAND v SCOTLAND

Come for lunch and make a day of it!

As you probably have already heard, John died in the Churchill Hospital early on 3rd January 2016 after a long battle with ill health. He wanted his body to be donated to Medical Science and his wishes were carried out as he was accepted here in Oxford a few days later.
Pam and the family want to celebrate his life and all his achievements over the years and share the good times with friends.
A Humanist Ceremony will be conducted on Saturday, 20th February 2016 from 1.30 p.m at Freeland Village Hall where you are welcome to join the family with your anecdotes of John over the years.
The family have decided that any donations in John’s memory will go to the Oxford Transplant Foundation, Oxford Transplant Centre, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7LJ or send to Pam.
A Buffet will be provided and if you need directions a map can be found on the Hall’s web site at www.freelandhall.co.uk
Pam & Andy Pugh 10 Vanner Road, WITNEY, Oxon. OX28 1 PF. E mail: onthecut@yahoo.com

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 most recently an interchange basin for the Great Western Railway and 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).

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Work Parties down the arm on the following Sundays:

February 14th
March 6th
April 3rd
April 24th

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

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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, DofE Residential dates are subject to change depending on the number of bookings taken.:-

                        29 March-2 April DofE Residential.
                         5 April-9 April DofE Residential.
                        13 May-15 May BCNS Summer Rally, Titford.
                        28/29 May BCNS 24 Hour Challenge.
                        31 May-4 June DofE Residential.
                        26-30 July DofE Residential.
                        2-6 August DofE Residential.
                        9-13 August DofE Residential.
                        16- 20 August DofE Residential.
                        23-27 August DofE Residential.
                        30 August-3 September DofE Residential.
                        9-11 September Black Country Boating Festival.
                        16-18 September Tipton Festival.
                        23-25 September Parkhead Festival.
                        15/16 October Stourbridge Navigation Trust Open Weekend. (Atlas only).
                        25-29 October DofE Residential.
                        5 November BCNS Bonfire Rally.

Dates for winter maintenance work parties at Hawne Basin:-
                        6 February.
                        20 February.
                        27 February.
                        12 March.
                        19 March.
(All dates are weather permitting)

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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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