Thursday, 28 February 2013

It's funny what you can find on the towpath

Dydd Gwyl Dewi DDa pawb! (Happy Saint Dai's Day everyone!) 

While cycling the towpath, towards Gas Street Basin, I approached NB The Crusty Crow, Roy shouted to me, "wanna buy an engine mate?"
I replied "As it happens I do, but not another BMC 1.8! But I could be interested in some bits"
Roy, it's owner, is a fellow member of the Canalworld forum.
Roy of NB The Crusty Crow, with the BMC 1.8 engine he had just replaced, entertains a couple of local lads.

I headed, as usual, for the Canalside Cafe for some nice ales, at the Tap & Spile I had a dodgy pint of Tim Taylor's Landlord.
Roy told me that the Craven Arms had re-opened after a re-fit and takeover by the Black Country Brewery. It was a great tip, it's a lovely pub in Upper Gough Street and the friendly hosts Chris & Sharon keep 8 ales and a few ciders, well worth a visit and an easy 5 minute walk from the canal.
Here is an article from the Birmingham Mail :-