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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 ‘Meetings For 2017’ panel below for details. Visitors and 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.

17th Nov 2017

HEATHER WASTIE PERFORMS ‘IDLE WOMEN’

As many of you already know Heather Wastie will be performing ‘Idle Women’ at our next society meeting on December 5th. What you may not know is that Heather was...

17th Nov 2017

SKITTLES NIGHT: JANUARY 13TH 2018

We are organising a Skittles Night on January 13th. It will be an evening of skittles and food. WBDCS vs Droitwich Waterways (Pamela May) Trust. ALL are welcome to battle...

17th Nov 2017

WORKBOAT ‘WANDERER’

Society Members and Volunteers have been out and about on the W&B on workboat ‘Wanderer’ this week. ‘Cecilia’ was alongside, having a little run out, after recently having a reconditioned...

14th Nov 2017

WYTHALL ANIMAL RESCUE EVENT

Wythall Animal Rescue are holding a Christmas Open Day on December 9th. Please see the flyer for full details. Our society shop will be there with a range of Christmas...

13th Nov 2017

MEETINGS FOR 2017/2018

All meetings begin at 7.45pm unless otherwise stated. We meet in the meeting room at Alvechurch Boat Centre just behind The Weighbridge Pub, B47 7SQ unless it’s a society walk...

10th Nov 2017

MEMBERS WITH AOL EMAIL ADDRESSES

A special note for any of our members that receive our society magazine and have AOL email addresses. There is a strong possibility that you may not receive future copies....

08th Nov 2017

VOLUNTEER NEWS

Volunteer Work Boat and Canal Repairs. Our plans are being made to start work on wash hole repairs along the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. We will start work on the...

17th Oct 2017

CANAL & RIVER TRUST ‘EXPLORERS’

We’ve received the following information from Canal & River Trust Educational & Education Explorers. The Educational division provides children, teachers, Uniformed Groups (Cubs & Brownies) and families with information about...

01st Oct 2017

ST RICHARD’S CANAL FESTIVAL 2018

The St Richard’s Canal Festival will be taking place in Vines Park, Droitwich Spa on Friday May 4th – Monday May 7th 2018. The classic cars (days to be confirmed)...

27th Sep 2017

FUND RAISING FOR BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Our society recently supported a fund raising activity by a family from Alvechurch who were raising money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. We offered our narrowboat ‘Cecilia’ as a prize. The...

19th Sep 2017

SAVE HALESOWEN COUNTRYSIDE

Protect the existing Green Belt within Dudley Metropolitan Borough We ask that you protect the existing Green Belt within Dudley Borough, in the West Midlands, which is under threat from...

14th Sep 2017

TARDEBIGGE FLIGHT CERTIFICATE

Canal & River Trust’s Customer Operations Supervisor, Tim Booker, has produced a certificate for boaters who have completed the Tardebigge Flight. Flyers about this will be displayed on the notice...

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