News and information for our Members, Moorers and Friends

What we look like

View from a drone 24th July 2017

Link to an excellent 360° interactive panorama of the Basin

created for us by Harald Joergens who is a professional photographer.

You Tube videos

A drone's view of Windmill End

In 1981 Netherton Tunnel had been closed for some time and the Stourbridge Canal was very difficult which
discouraged all but the most adventurous boaters.

Before the slipway was built our boats were craned out onto the bank in batches for maintenance.

Photos old and new

As we are today

Hawne basin

Burton Bridge

"Hawne" workboat

View from the slipway

Boat on the slipway

Rear cover of slipway

View from Burton Bridge

Moorings for longer boats

Winding hole outside the bridge

The "main" canal

Hoist and heating oil pump

The shop

Utilities block

Cabin and heating oil tank

Front of Cabin

Looking back to the bar

Hot drinks for all

The Cabin library!

Contributions needed for our website

If you have any photographs with an explanation of the history or memory of the photo that you would be happy to share on our website, please forward it to us as we would like to include the 'life' of Hawne Basin and the generations that have been and gone and are still here.

As the Basin was

Collapsed bridge


All gone!


We are now on Facebook and will share our photo albums with our Facebook friends


Coombeswood Canal Trust, a Company limited by Guarantee
Hawne Basin, Hereward Rise, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 8AW.
Telephone: 0121 550 1355   
Skype Name: coombeswood
Registered Charity No. 1088978