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 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 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 our monthly magazine '58', issued 10 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 its own 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. You can also arrange a half day or full day trip for small groups.

25th Jul 2017

COWS IN THE CUT!

Some cows recently got stuck in the W&B near Alvechurch. All were rescued very quickly by the fire brigade. No cows or firemen were injured in the operation.  

24th Jul 2017

VOLUNTEER NEWS

OUR REGULAR LIME KILNS PROJECT . . . … Why not spend a few hours or a day at our Lime Kilns conservation project – Future Dates are: July          Wed...

17th Jul 2017

ANOTHER FALLEN TREE: ALVECHURCH 17th JULY

Yet another fallen tree! This time it’s at Alvechurch. Not blocking navigation and CRT dealing with.    

16th Jul 2017

W&B CANAL BLOCKED SUNDAY 16th JULY

It has been reported that the W&B is currently blocked just north of Wast Hills Tunnel near Bridge 70. A tree has fallen across the canal. Canal & River Trust...

03rd Jul 2017

SUMMER WALK 1st AUGUST

Our final Summer Walk will be to the Lifford Reservoir at Kings Norton. We are also hoping to visit the disused Wychall Reservoir which is now a nature reserve. Meet...

31st May 2017

VANDALS DRAIN THE W&B CANAL!

Reported in The Worcester News 31st May : Canal and Rivers Trust criticises vandals after water drained from Worcester and Birmingham Canal. VANDALS are being blamed for emptying a stretch...

24th May 2017

VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED!

Bill Lambert, our society volunteer coordinator only had himself and Pete and John turn up to help out at the kilns today (Wednesday 24th) John also had to leave at...

09th May 2017

NARROW BOATING FOR BEGINNERS

Jennifer Petkus from Denver, Colorado has been cycling the canals of England. She recently called in to the Tardebigge Lime Kilns to see how work was progressing on the kilns...

02nd May 2017

MEETINGS FOR 2017

Unless otherwise stated all meetings begin at 7.45pm. We meet at Alvechurch Boat Centre just behind The Weighbridge Pub, B47 7SQ unless it’s a society walk when other arrangements will...

06th Apr 2017

ST RICHARD’S CANAL FESTIVAL 2017

This annual event took place over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend and has now finished. The ‘Great Droitwich Duck Race’ took place at 4.30pm on the Monday and very...

06th Apr 2017

NETWORK RAIL HELP OUT!

Massive thanks to the guys from Network Rail whho spent a day with us at the Lime Kilns. We hope you thoroughly enjoyed it.

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....

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