Friday, 24 July 2015

Rugby World Cup


After Carolyn spent a few good hours enjoying the plethora of shops in New Street and the Bullring we had a final walk around the centre of Birmingham before we left.

IMG_3089Look what we came across in the city centre. Its all to do with The Egg chasers Rugby World cup. They are currently touring the country to promote the event. The Webb Ellis Cup is awarded to the winner of the Rugby World Cup and Carolyn was more than happy to have her picture taken next to it. England was chosen to host the 2015 competition in July 2009, beating rival bids from Italy, Japan and South Africa. The first game is on September 18th when England take on Fiji at Twickenham……

IMG_3091They even had the local ITV news team there and the 6 o'clock news came live from the event.

IMG_3098On our way back to Inca and opposite the museum we passed this very bright statue of Boulton, Watt and Murdoch  .The three men pioneered the industrial revolution in late 18th century England. James Watt's improvements to the steam engine and William Murdoch's invention of gas lighting have made them famous throughout the world. Matthew Boulton, entrepreneur and industrialist, harnessed their talents in a company that made everything from tableware and copper coinage to steam engines.  All three men are buried in St Mary's Church Handsworth, known as 'the Westminster Abbey of the Industrial Revolution'

We have now reached the end of our stay in Birmingham and we have both been pleasantly surprised by the good moorings and the area surrounding the canal. We have enjoyed visiting the Library, Museum and looking around the city centre. Its definitely a place we will come back to in the future.

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  1. Carolyn, hope your eye is ok, sounds sore. You need to head for Merry Hill, lovely shopping mall right by the moorings! Jill x

    1. Hi Jill , Carolyn's eye is slowly getting better thanks for that...Don't mention more shops !!!! Or we will never get out of Birmingham ..Hope you are both ok .. Your cruise this year looks good ,following your blog.

  2. Rugby World Cup - those words bring high emotions to all rugby supporters. Of course, our team, the New Zealand All Blacks will be in with a good chance to take it off your countrymen.

    Robin and Jenny, down here in little old New Zealand

  3. Hi Robin and Jenny , We will have to wait and see . Home advantage and all of us lot cheering should be worth a few points a game !!!