MONTHLY MEETINGS JOIN US ABOUT US CECILIA

MONTHLY MEETINGS

Our Monthly meetings are normally 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 our Summer Walks and usually meet elsewhere. Monthly in-person meetings are currently suspended and are being held online through ‘Zoom’.

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 in the Meeting Room at Alvechurch Boat Centre, Scarfield Wharf, B48 7SQ just behind the Weighbridge Pub. Start time is 7.45pm. In July and August we usually go on a guided walk and meet elsewhere. Visitors are always very welcome.

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Join Us

Some benefits of membership include our monthly magazine '58', issued 6 times a year. 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

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 a 70ft. narrowboat 'Cecilia'. This 8-berth 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. Please contact us for further information.

13th Sep 2021
HERITAGE OPEN WEEKEND: TARDEBIGGE

HERITAGE OPEN WEEKEND: TARDEBIGGE

It’s the canal society Heritage Open Weekend at Tardebigge this coming weekend 18th & 19th. Short guided walks around the lock 58 area. Learn about the 200 year plus history...

03rd Sep 2021

AGM & MEETINGS

Our AGM will be held online this year (Sep 7th) using the ‘Zoom’ application. Topic: WBDCS Annual General Meeting and short film. Time: Sep 7th, 2021 07:30pm Join Zoom Meeting:...

02nd Sep 2021

THE MIGHTY TARDEBIGGE FLIGHT CHARITY FUNDRAISER

The mighty Tardebigge Flight charity fundraiser! Home Edventures (Midlands) are a community group run by volunteers, who arrange educational events and activities, for home educated children in our region. We...

24th Aug 2021

SALTFEST 2021

Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society (WB&DCS) are usually the main organisers of St Richard’s Canal Festival, along with Wychavon Council, and we are pretty sure that it will go ahead...

10th Jul 2021

SOCIETY MAGAZINE ’58’

We have taken the decision to publish our latest editions of ’58’ online and via email to members. For members who do not have an Internet connection we will be...

08th Jul 2021

VOLUNTEER NEWS

Long serving volunteer, Bill Lambert,coordinator has recently stepped down from the role. We welcome our new volunteer coordinator Neil Franklin who will now be the first point of contact. We...

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...

02nd Jun 2021

QR CODE DONATIONS

You are now able to donate direct to our society by simply scanning the QR code on your smart phone or tablet. You can also visit https://bit.ly/3pcfp1C to make a...

16th Apr 2021

FUTURE NAVIGATION & TOWPATH CLOSURES ON THE W&B

A message to boater’s and towpath users close to University Train Station. A series of closures to both navigation and the towpath. Volker Fitzpatrick working on behalf of Network Rail,...

09th Apr 2021

CHANCE GLASSWORKS TRUST

Chance Heritage Trust Thanks to everybody who came along to our recent ‘Zoom’ meeting with Mark Davies of the Chance Heritage Trust. Although somewhat out of our area our society...

12th Nov 2020

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REMINDER

Membership Renewal Reminder: We still have several members who have not renewed their annual membership which ran out recently. Can you please contact the Membership Secretary (details in ’58’) and...

18th Mar 2020

ST RICHARD’S CANAL FESTIVAL

In accordance with government guidelines due to the coronavirus it is with regret that we had no alternative but to cancel the festivals for 2020 & 2021. We are currently...

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