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:
7th March: ‘Extreme Narrowboating’ by Jennie Gash.
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 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.

01st Feb 2017

ST RICHARD’S FESTIVAL 2017

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

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.

28th Jan 2017

‘THE RING’

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRAPHIC ID AND WEB DESIGNERS, FILM MAKERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS. Proposals are invited from designers, film makers and photographers to support the developmentof the graphic identity, website and to...

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...

05th Dec 2016

MEETINGS FOR 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...

16th Nov 2016

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...

12th Nov 2016

TARDEBIGGE LIME KILNS

Lime Kilns Conservation Project Here are our planned work party dates so far for 2017. Anyone is welcome to join in with this conservation project but please contact our Volunteer...

01st Oct 2016

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

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...

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