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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 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...

12th Oct 2017

STOURBRIDGE BONDED WAREHOUSE EVENT

It’s the Stourbridge Bonded Warehouse and canal gathering very soon October 21st & 22nd. Booking forms for boats can be downloaded here. Terms & Conditions here.

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...

24th Sep 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...

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...

06th Sep 2017

TARDEBIGGE LIME KILNS HERITAGE WEEKEND

The Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society recently held an open weekend at the Tardebigge Lime Kilns on the weekend of 9th & 10th September 10am-5pm. This was part of the...

06th Sep 2017

SOCIETY MAGAZINE ’58’

Our canal society magazine ’58’ will now be produced bi-monthly. This was agreed at the AGM on 5th September. The next edition will be November/December and be available at the...

01st Aug 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)...

25th Jul 2017

CATTLE IN THE CUT!

Some cattle 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:  September  Wed...

03rd Jul 2017

SOCIETY WALK 1st AUGUST

Our walk visited the W&B feeder from the River Rea at Kings Norton. This very informative and interesting walk attracted a lot of people who were interested in discovering the...

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