MONTHLY MEETINGS JOIN US ABOUT US CECILIA

MONTHLY MEETINGS

Our Monthly meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month, in the meeting room behind The Weighbridge pub, Alvechurch, except July & August when we have our Summer Walks.

JOIN US

Some benefits of membership:
Bi-monthly magazine ’58’.
Monthly talks (online) that are both entertaining and enlightening.
Summer walks.
Boat gatherings and social events (currently suspended).
Access to a comprehensive library of waterway related books.

ABOUT US

We were formed in 1969 to promote the restoration, conservation and improvement of the canal and adjacent waterways for the use and benefit of the public. In 2010, the society changed its name to the Worcester Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society following the opening of the Droitwich Canals.

CECILIA

The Society owns a 70ft narrowboat ‘CECILIA’. This 8-berth boat is used to offer holidays to groups of people and other charities that would not normally have the opportunity of experiencing the inland waterways.

Meetings

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month from 7.30pm for a 7.45am start. In July and August we go on guided walks. Non-members are always very welcome.

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Join Us

Benefits of membership include our bi-monthly magazine '58'. Monthly talks that are both entertaining and enlightening. Visits to other waterways, boat gatherings and social events. Access to a comprehensive library of waterway related books.

More

About Us

Formed in 1969 to promote the restoration, conservation and improvement of the canal and adjacent waterways for the use and benefit of the public. In 2010 we changed our name to the Worcester-Birmingham and Droitwich Canals Society.

Cecilia

The Society owns 70ft. narrowboat 'Cecilia'. This day boat is used to offer outings and educational trips to groups of people and other charities that might not normally have the opportunity of experiencing the inland waterways.

16th Jun 2024

SOCIETY WALK: TUESDAY JULY 2ND

No meetings in July & August. We always have a couple of walks. Here are the details on the first one: Tuesday 2nd July, 7.15pm start. A Walk around Droitwich...

08th Apr 2024

ST. RICHARD’S CANAL FESTIVAL 2024

Thank you to everybody that came along to the recent St. Richard’s Canal Festival. We do hope you had a good time. Information about the 2025 festival will be published...

09th Mar 2024

SOCIETY MAGAZINE ’58’

We now publish our bi-monthly ’58’ magazine online around 4 weeks after publication to members. Email members are always welcome to request a printed copy or pick up one from...

21st Oct 2023

DROITWICH DIG: 50th ANNIVERSARY

It is hard to believe that it was 50 years ago, in October 1973, that the ‘Droitwich Big Dig’ started involving literally hundreds of volunteers with a massive amount of...

04th Sep 2023

HERITAGE OPEN WEEKEND

Heritage Open Days 2023. ‘Creativity Unwrapped’ was the theme of this year’s ‘Heritage Open Days’ at Tardebigge in September. Thank you to everybody that came along.

25th Jul 2023

GOVERNMENT FUNDING: KEEP CANALS ALIVE

Visitors to our Facebook page may be aware that the current Government are underfunding the waterways by tens of millions pounds over the next few years. Canal & River Trust...

21st Mar 2023

MUD BOAT ‘TOW’

The old mud boat ‘Tow’, which was moored by the Scarfield Dingle Aqueduct in Alvechurch for a number of years, was eventually taken away for use as a storage facility...

21st Mar 2023

A BIG THANK YOU TO GUEST ESTATE AGENTS

A BIG thank you to Lee Guest, GUEST ESTATE AGENTS, Bromsgrove for kindly providing signage for our society narrowboat ‘Cecilia’ showing our support for the Primrose Hospice. We are proud...

08th Dec 2022

‘CECILIA’ HOMECOMING!

The Society’s community narrowboat ‘Cecilia’ has recently been refurbished and repainted. Refurbishment, including a new floor and seating, took place in 2021/early 2022 and painting in November/December 2022. In all...

01st Sep 2022

HERITAGE OPEN WEEKEND 10th & 11th SEPTEMBER 2022

Thank you to everybody that came along to the Canal Society Heritage Open Weekend at Tardebigge on September 10th & 11th. Our theme was Astounding Inventions. See flyer for more...

05th May 2022

VOLUNTEER NEWS

TARDEBIGGE WORK DAYS Our society works days for this season at Tardebigge. FUTURE DATES TO BE CONFIRMED Tardebigge New Wharf is where most of our work parties start from. Alcester...

14th Jun 2021

LAPAL CANAL TRUST UPDATE

Press Release 14th of June 2021 Lapal Canal Trust signs contract with Land & Water Services Ltd to construct the first part of the restoration of the Dudley No 2...

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