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Swanderwoman and Gooseman although working hard fighting grime and corruption in the background have now emerged for personal appearances at some waterway festival events.


Swanderwoman deputised for The Park Knight at The Hawne Basin open weekend in Halesowen on the Dudley Number 2 canal. “She” was especially pleased to be “manning” the tombola stall, whilst also promoting a new swanwatch leaflet.

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Swanderwoman sported a packed lunch on this occasion, and also her trusty swan hook, just in case there were any birds in distress in the vicinity.


Feeling a little half and half?


As always the stall had a variety of cards, keyrings, information leaflets and goose/swan food available.


It was a well attended and organised event by The Coombeswood Canal Trust.

The following weekend, the action switched to Brownhills and “the curly wyrley”.



The local birds can be thankful of the generous nature of the Brownhills folk who cleared out all of our supply of goose food! Swanderwoman even had a trip to find the local swan family who were fed.


Gooseman also bought his sidekick Goosuki with him.


Well done to The Birmingham Canal Navigations Society who have taken over the running of this event.

Selfies were posed and all had a great time. I’m not sure if Brownhills had ever seen anything quite so theatrical, well maybe not……


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