The West Midlands Career Development Group invite you to attend a
sponsored walk to raise money for the Career Development Groupís
international projects and celebrate the 110th anniversary of the
Date and time
Sunday 3rd July, meeting at 11am. The walk should take approximately 4
hours to complete.
Who should come along?
Everyone is welcome, including non-sponsored walkers, family and
The route will cover approx. 6 miles. Starting at Gas Street Basin, we
will follow Birmingham's nineteenth century New Main Line towards
Smethwick. On the way, we will turn off to follow the eighteenth century
Old Main Line for a short distance, past Smethwick locks and toll house,
and will stop for a picnic lunch by Galton Valley Canal Heritage Centre
(free entry for those who wish to look around).
After returning to the New Main Line, we will go as far as Smethwick
Galton Bridge, famous for its Grade I listed bridge built by Thomas
Telford in 1829.
We will catch the train back to the Jewellery Quarter for a stroll
through this characterful area, taking in parts of the Findings Trail and
Charm Bracelet Trail which are marked by specially designed pavement
After returning to the canal at Newhall Street, we will follow it back to
Brindley Place, near the starting point of the walk, in time for a
Would you like to take part?
Please contact Frances Hall, 0121 204 4501,
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information and a sponsorship form if required.
About the Career Development Group's international work
All sponsorship money raised will go to support the Group's international
projects. We are currently supporting VSO librarian Sarah Ellis, who is
volunteering in Uganda, and have recently completed a project to support
the purchase of books for Tholimfundo Primary School in Soweto. Please
http://www.careerdevelopmentgroup.org.uk/international.htm for more
About the Career Development Group sponsored walk
2005 marks the 110th anniversary of the Group, and to celebrate Group
members will be walking 110 miles! Each of the Groupís local divisions is
organising a sponsored walk in their area, so if you canít make it to the
West Midlands, why not see if you could join one of the other walks
around the country? See
Career Development Group is a special interest group of CILIP: the
Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals.
Registered Charity number 313014.
Information Resources Specialist
Library & Information Services
Tel: 0121 204 4501
Fax: 0121 204 4530
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