This weekend was "On the Water Weekend", a sort of open day being hosted at various marinas on the canal network. It was also the opening of the first stage of the New Street Station development. I considered quantities of birds and stones, and decided to go walkabouts. I know Alvechurch is outside the area normally covered in this blog but it's on a canal so that's good enough for me. Also I have ancestors buried at one of the churches in Alvechurch. Most important, the President will be there (no! not thingy-whosit from over the pond, I mean the boat!)
Another entrance on Stephenson Street.
The ticket barriers.
Down to the old dreary platforms.
Now in the peaceful beauty of Alvechurch. The Weighbridge... I can cut through here to the marina.
The President, a steam-powered narrow boat. Always worth the journey to see this historic boat.
The Kildare, another old working boat which is seeking funds for restoration.