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.
Look 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……
On 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.