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:
4th April: The work of the Halesowen Abbey Trust (in the centre section of the Lapal canal) by Mick Freer and Roy Burgess
Visitors and non-members are welcome. Please arrive 10 minutes before a 7.45pm 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.

20th Mar 2017

ST RICHARD’S CANAL FESTIVAL 2017

This annual event takes place over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. The event starts at 5pm on Friday 28th April through until Monday 1st May at 5pm. The ‘Great...

20th Mar 2017

BEER FESTIVAL!

Why not pop along and say “Hello” at this beer festival near Bromsgrove April 21st-23rd. The Park Gate Inn near Bromsgrove is helping our society to raise funds. It promises...

15th Mar 2017

BCNS MARATHON CHALLENGE

The event is open to everyone with a boat licensed for use on British Waterways canals. Historic working boats and pairs are also welcome. It’s a friendly competition, starting at...

14th Mar 2017

MEETINGS FOR 2017

Unless stated all meetings begin at 7.45pmpm. 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 Mar 2017

PLEASE DON’T FEED DUCKS BREAD

Last year Canal & River Trust launched a campaign as 6 million loaves of bread were thrown into our canals and rivers by well-intentioned people feeding the ducks each year....

29th Jan 2017

ED HELPS FEATURE

Ed Helps, Managing Director of ABC Leisure, is featured in this article on Canal & River Trust website. Ed is helping WBDCS organise St Richard’s Festival 2017.

20th Dec 2016

TOWPATH COLLAPSING AT HOPWOOD

C&RT contractors are working up at Hopwood today (December 20th) as the towpath is unsafe and collapsing in to the canal. Apparently there are fibre optic cables running under the...

18th Dec 2016

UNLOCKING THE RIVER SEVERN

Caroline Kendall of Canal & River Trust has contacted our society with the following: The Unlocking the River Severn project is looking to gather feedback from the local community and...

15th Dec 2016

WRG 2017 CANAL CAMPS

Bookings are now open for the 2017 Canal Camps Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) working holidays, called ‘Canal Camps’ are a great experience for anyone who loves being outdoors and enjoys...

07th Dec 2016

BOATERS VIDEO

Canal & River Trust have produced a ‘Boaters DVD’. The video is also available on YouTube Please watch this video before going boating for the first time and learn how...

16th Nov 2016

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

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

12th Nov 2016

TARDEBIGGE LIME KILNS

The Tarbebigge Lime Kilns Conservation Project Has its own website: www.tardebigge.uk.net Here are the planned work party dates. Anyone is welcome to join in with this project but please contact...

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