Reunion June 2003

The second full week in June starting Thursday, June 5 and continuing until Monday June 16.

The evening light will allow us to be outside and not to have to rely on the Bottel.

The archives will be open in all areas and will be where you should plan to spend your days - except on the weekends.

A trip to the Oratory on Hagley Road could be arranged. (Dave)It is on Hagley Road in Birmingham. Cardinal Newman preached and is buried there. This is of special interest to Catholics.

A three course meal can be arranged for a fiver each on the first floor of the Horse and Jockey (away from the loud loud speakers ).

This itinerary, created by Dave Ogden, is subject to change.

Cassie and Jan will collect the UK addresses. Liz will collect the US addreses.

Black Country Reunion 2002

(12th-26th October 2002)

 

 

Itinerary

Sat

12

M

 

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Opening Evening at The Bottel, Wednesbury from 7pm General discussion amongst BC friends

Sun

13

M

 

A

Canal Boat Trip either Walsall Wharf or Birmingham Plans to be finalised

E

 

Mon

14

M

 

A

 

E

Evening at the Bottel

Tue

15

M

 

A

 

E

Meal at the Pie Factory, Tipton

Wed

16

M

 

A

 

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Thu

17

M

 

Trip to Sarehole Mill Meet 11.30hrs at main entrance (doors will be shut as special arrangements have been made) Talk by Dave Ogden on Tolkien early life in Birmingham

Photos by Dave Odgen

Photo 1

Photo 2

Photo 3

Tolkien was born in South Africa, to a Birmingham Family who had moved there. Father was a banker. They moved back to Birmingham

The Mill will be started up at 2pm.

To be followed by Two Towers at Edgbaston (Water Tower and Perrotts Folley).

Finish with drinks at Five Ways ?Unspoilt by Progress? a Banks? Pub.

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E

The Bottle 7pm - Talk by Dave Ogden ?Haunted Pubs of Wednesbury?

Fri

18

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Sat

19

M

 

A

Visit to Jewellery Quarter

Meet at 11.30hrs Jewellery Quarter Metro Station

Inc Visit to Hockley Factory (2 Admission) re Doctor Seuss Stories (which were written in Hockley and not the USA as commonly believed)

E

BCR 2002 MEAL - Proposed Horse & Jockey, Wednesbury

Sun

20

M

Day Trip

Either Black Country Museum or Iron Bridge Museum (Blists Hill)

Fish and Chips at the Black Country Museum

A

E

Mon

21

M

 

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E

Meet at the Bottel, Wednesbury from 7pm

Talk by Dave Ogden ? ?Bawdy Black Country, Wife Sales? and BC Poems

Tue

22

M

 

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Pub Crawl ? Meet at Park Inn Woodsetton 18.30 to include the Beacon (Sedgley), Crooked House and to end at the Navigation. Pearson's Canal Companion for the Stourport Ring says "The Navigation Inn, adjacent Greensforge Lock is one of the most comfortable of Inns on the southern half of the Staffs & Worcs Canal. Food, Bank's & Bass. Families welcome. Most boaters opt for this in preference to Swindon's four other pubs.

Wed

23

M

 

Depending on numbers (MUST NOTIFY IN ADVANCE)

Visit to Cannock Chase Commonwealth War Graves and German War Graves, Polish Monument and National War Arboretum

MEAL at Red Lion Pub ? Alrewas (Approx cost (3.95)

Meet at 11.00 at Wednesbury Metro Station

A

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Thu

24

M

Tour round Sandwell Archives

A

Proposed Visit to Francis Asbury House , Oak House, drink in ?The Manor?.

E

 

Fri

25

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A

 

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Goodbyes at the Bottel from 19.00hrs

Sat

26

M

 

A

 

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Hello?s at Bottle to Newcomers Meet at 7pm

Sun

27

M

 

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Mon

28

M

 

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Usual BC Meeting at Bottle ? ?Return to normality?

Some links that might be helpful
Enjoy your visit to the Black Country A comprehensive BTA site featuring accommodation, attractions, walking, cycling, the waterways and the millennium.
Rail information, including timetables and network maps. Uk public transport information. For rail, air, coach, bus, ferry, metro
Timettables, Bus & Metro maps. Ticket prices, transport links All about Dudley
All about Wolverhampton The Britannia Hotel in Wolverhampton
Narrowboats in Birmingham The Black Country Bugle site.

Some links that might be helpful
Enjoy your visit to the Black Country A comprehensive BTA site featuring accommodation, attractions, walking, cycling, the waterways and the millennium.
Rail information, including timetables and network maps. Uk public transport information. For rail, air, coach, bus, ferry, metro
Timettables, Bus & Metro maps. Ticket prices, transport links All about Dudley
All about Wolverhampton The Britannia Hotel in Wolverhampton
Narrowboats in Birmingham The Black Country Bugle site.

 

BCR for 2003 between us. We've settled on the second full week of June 2003, starting on the Thurs evening of the first week (of June 2003) ending on the Mon of the third week (of June 2003) it will last just over a week which is far more manageable than this BCR. The nights will be light so that we don't have to rely on the Bottel, and it should be warm over here, it's also away from public hols when Archives will be closed. Further, I can arrange a trip at that time for Yorkie plus any devout RC's to go to the Oratory on Hagley Road Birmingham, which is one of the most religious places for RC's in England. Yorkie, what do you think? (Cardinal Newman preached and is buried there). A three course BC Reunion meal can be arranged for @ a fiver each on the first floor of the Horse and Jockey (the publican has been nagged into this )well away from the loud speakers Jane BCR for 2003 between us. We've settled on the second full week of June 2003, starting on the Thurs evening of the first week (of June 2003) ending on the Mon of the third week (of June 2003) it will last just over a week which is far more manageable than this BCR. The nights will be light so that we don't have to rely on the Bottel, and it should be warm over here, it's also away from public hols when Archives will be closed. Further, I can arrange a trip at that time for Yorkie plus any devout RC's to go to the Oratory on Hagley Road Birmingham, which is one of the most religious places for RC's in England. Yorkie, what do you think? (Cardinal Newman preached and is buried there). A three course BC Reunion meal can be arranged for @ a fiver each on the first floor of the Horse and Jockey (the publican has been nagged into this )well away from the loud speakers Jane BCR for 2003 We've settled on the second full week of June 2003, starting on the Thurs evening of the first week (of June 2003) ending on the Mon of the third week (of June 2003) it will last just over a week which is far more manageable than this BCR. The nights will be light so that we don't have to rely on the Bottel, and it should be warm over here, it's also away from public hols when Archives will be closed. Further, I can arrange a trip at that time for Yorkie plus any devout RC's to go to the Oratory on Hagley Road Birmingham, which is one of the most religious places for RC's in England. Yorkie, what do you think? (Cardinal Newman preached and is buried there). A three course BC Reunion meal can be arranged for @ a fiver each on the first floor of the Horse and Jockey (the publican has been nagged into this )well away from the loud speakers Jane Weekdays are to be spent in the archives ? activities will not be planned unless specifically requested