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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 our Summer Walks and usually meet elsewhere.
Please check out our ‘FUTURE MEETINGS’ panel below for details. Non-members are very welcome. Please arrive for a 7.45pm start (unless otherwise stated). All meetings are subject to change and any changes will be notified on this website and also facebook.com/wbdcs.org.uk.

JOIN US

Some benefits of membership:
A bi-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

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.

15th Oct 2018

50th ANNIVERSARY CALENDAR

The Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society is 50 years old in 2019 and we have produced a special commemorative calendar to celebrate the occasion. The calendar is now available to...

02nd Oct 2018

ST RICHARD'S CANAL FESTIVAL 2019

Friday May 3rd: 5pm – 11pm ¦ Live music and a real ale bar. Saturday May 4th: 10am – 11pm ¦ Traders 10am – 5pm, live entertainment and real ale...

01st Oct 2018

STOURBRIDGE BONDED WAREHOUSE

The annual ‘Bonded Warehouse‘ event is taking place in Stourbridge on the weekend of 20th & 21st October. More information can be found on their website. As usual The Worcester-Birmingham...

23rd Sep 2018

PARKHEAD CANAL FESTIVAL

The Parkhead Canal Festival was jointly organised by The Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society and The Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust There is a Facebook page for this festival which...

14th Sep 2018

DON’T OIL THE HINGES

Heather Wastie’s marvellous journey during her year as Worcestershire Poet Laureate is recorded in these packed pages. Enjoy reading about everything from creaking doors to Tweets, and ‘Our Spake’. More...

28th Aug 2018

FUTURE MEETINGS/WALKS

Our society meetings begin at 7.45pm unless otherwise stated. Meetings are held in the meeting room at Alvechurch Boat Centre just behind The Weighbridge Pub, B47 7SQ Next Meeting: Tuesday ...

07th Aug 2018

PRIVACY POLICY

Who we are: The Worcester – Birmingham Canals Society was formed in 1969 to promote the restoration, conservation and improvement of the canal and adjacent waterways for the use and...

30th Jun 2018

VOLUNTEER NEWS

Society Volunteer Coordinator Bill Lambert writes…. Canal and River Trust are working on Green Spaces initiative. The event will start at 10.00am and takes place at Cambrian House 22 King...

04th Jun 2018

HOME EDVENTURERS

Home EdVenturers organise a range of boat trips onboard the Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canal Society (WBDCS) narrowboat Cecilia, specifically for home educating families. All trips have an educational opportunity or...

09th Apr 2018

CYCLING THE WEST MIDLANDS CANALS

Jennifer Petkus from Denver, Colorado cycled the West Midlands canal last year. On her journeys she called in to the Tardebigge Lime Kilns to see how work was progressing on...

07th Apr 2018

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...

13th Mar 2018

MILESTONE IN MEMORY OF ALAN WHITE

On Saturday the 17th March 2018 at 2pm a milestone was unveiled at Tardebigge, on the towpath of The Worcester & Birmingham Canal, in commemoration of the life of the...

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