MONTHLY MEETINGS JOIN US ABOUT US CECILIA

MONTHLY MEETINGS

Our Monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month, in the Meeting Room at Alvechurch Boat Centre, Scarfield Wharf, B48 7SQ (just behind The Weighbridge pub) except July & August when we have Summer walks and usually meet elsewhere.
Future Meetings: 6th December: ‘Natter, Noggin Quiz & Musical Bingo’. 3rd January: ‘Nothing Like A Good Conspiracy Theory’ by Mike Watkins & Wilma Hayes. 7th February: ‘Extreme Narrowboating’ by Jennie Gash.
Visitors and non-members are welcome. Please arrive 15 minutes before an 8pm start (unless otherwise stated).
All meetings are subject to change. Any changes will be notified on this website and also facebook.com/wbdcs.org.uk.

JOIN US

Some benefits of membership:
A monthly magazine the “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.

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

We hold monthly meetings at the Meeting Room, Alvechurch Boat Centre, Scarfield Wharf, B48 7SQ just behind the Weighbridge Pub. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month. In July & August we usually go on a guided walk and meet elsewhere. Visitors are always welcome.

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Join Us

Some benefits of membership include a monthly magazine the '58', monthly talks that are both entertaining and enlightening, visits to other waterways, boat gatherings and social events and access to a comprehensive library of waterway related books and OS maps.

More

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, we changed our name to the Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society following the opening of the Droitwich Canals.

Cecilia

The Society owns its own 70' 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. You can also arrange a half day or full day trip for small groups.

17th Nov 2016
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CHRISTMAS FAYRE AT WORCESTER CATHEDRAL

Our society stall will once again be at Worcester Cathedral over the weekend of November 25th – 27th. Please see the flyer for opening times.

16th Nov 2016
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

The Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society is looking for more volunteers to help out at the Tardebigge Lime Kilns site and also to help clear vegetation on the canal. The...

15th Nov 2016

ST RICHARD’S FESTIVAL 2017

(Early May Day Bank Holiday Weekend) Here are a selection of photos from the 2016 festival. Read more here: strichardsfestival.co.uk

16th Oct 2016
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MEETINGS FOR 2016/2017

Unless stated all meetings begin at 8pm. Please arrive 10-15 minutes beforehand. We meet at Alvechurch Boat Centre just behind The Weighbridge Pub, B47 7SQ  unless it’s a society walk...

01st Oct 2016
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ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN IN ALVECHURCH!

An article about this bridge has now been published in ‘The Village Magazine‘ Alvechurch. As reported in local newspapers recently including the Bromsgrove Advertiser, a rotting bridge on the W&B...

22nd Sep 2016
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BLACKSTONE CANAL

For those of you who enjoyed our presentation on the Blackstone Canal, Worcester USA to Rhode Island, here are links to the videos that were shown. Enjoy them again on...

20th Sep 2016
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PARKHEAD CANAL FESTIVAL: 24th & 25th SEPTEMBER

Parkhead Canal Festival! 24th & 25th September. This event has now taken place. WBDCS would like to thank everybody who came and supported the festival. We hope you enjoyed yourselves...

23rd Aug 2016
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HERITAGE OPEN WEEKEND & THE TARDEBIGGE SHOW

The Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society are currently conserving and enhancing the Lime Kilns site at Tardebigge New Wharf. On the weekend of 10th & 11th September we held a...

19th Aug 2016
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LOCK SAFETY

It seems that there are more accidents happening in canal locks than ever before. Or maybe it’s just that they seem to get reported a lot more than they used...

01st Aug 2016
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LAPAL CANAL TRUST & WRG AT SELLY OAK

Some photos taken whilst work was in progress at Selly Oak (1st August). Members of LCT and WRG were working together to strengthen the canal wall. As many may already be...

24th Jul 2016
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TRIP WITH BLACK COUNTRY RADIO

Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society in conjunction with Black Country Radio went on a boat trip on Thursday 21st July between 7am & 10am. Radio presenter Phil Jones Hammersley came...

23rd Jul 2016
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LAPAL WORK CAMP

The Waterway Recovery Group held a work camp alongside Selly Oak Park between July 30th and August 7th. Work essentially involved the rebuilding of the towpath wall between the old...

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