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In normal times we meet at the Birmingham Canal Navigations Society's premises Titford Pump House, Engine Street, OLDBURY, West Midlands B69 4NL.
There is plenty of car parking – mostly on Engine Street, some within the Pump House compound. The address above includes a Google maps link.
All facilities are at ground level.
We meet four times a year in January, April July and October. We hold two meetings on a Saturday and the other two on a Sunday.
GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS ON GATHERINGS AND TRAVEL Due to the restrictions we are unable to meet at the moment. Sadly, we have to cancel our meeting scheduled for October. Clearly we remain in uncertain times but will meet again once lockdown restrictions are lifted.
Our days meeting normally starts at 10:00 am and concludes at 16:00.
The day is split into two parts.
The morning session is more formal in so far as we have one or more guest speakers. The topics are far-ranging. Take a look at the next section to see some of our previous meetings.
The afternoon session is informal and generally consists of:
We charge a modest £3 for the day which we donate to our venue host for the use of the Pumphouse.
We do not charge for tea, coffee or the superb cakes that are kindly supplied by one of our members' wives.
Some forthcoming activities are as follows: -
The East Midlands Area Group hosts a very popular call once per month.
|10:00 30-Jan||MERG East Midlands Area group ONLINE meeting||Full agenda to follow||ZOOM ONLINE|
|10:00 27-Feb||MERG East Midlands Area group ONLINE meeting||Full agenda to follow||ZOOM ONLINE|
Our colleagues at Warwick and North Oxford AG are holding biweekly virtual meetings on a Wednesday evening. East Midlands AG are also holding monthly virtual all-day meeting. The schedule of both these groups is given below. If you are interested in attending these groups sign up here and select ‘join area group’.
|19:00 27-Jan||Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Virtual Area Group||Railway Depots - Experience on a 12" to 1Ft railway - Ian Kay||Zoom Meeting|
|19:00 10-Feb||Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Virtual Area Group||Projects that have enhanced my railway - Alan Ferriday.||Zoom Meeting|
|19:00 24-Feb||Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Virtual Area Group||ROSEDALE Update - Keith Newton||Zoom Meeting|
|19:00 10-Mar||Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire Virtual Area Group||My Garage Layout - the challenges and solutions - Chris Farmer.||Zoom Meeting|
The Virtual Area Group offers short one hour presentations and discussions every week. Active participants call in from Australia, Canada, Ireland, Icelend, UK and USA.