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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.

06th Feb 2018

FUTURE MEETINGS

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...

06th Feb 2018

FREE GUIDES FROM CANAL & RIVER TRUST

Canal & River Trust have a great range of downloadable guides from their website. Just click on the picture to get your copy.

17th Jan 2018

‘WANDERER’ IN ALVECHURCH JAN 17TH

Volunteers from The Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society have been out on workboat ‘Wanderer’ along the Alvechurch stretch of the canal for a second time in the last couple of...

11th Jan 2018

WORKBOAT ‘WANDERER’

Our volunteers have once again been out and about clearing vegetation and rubbish around the Alvechurch area. Here’s some photos of them hard at work.

10th Jan 2018

VOLUNTEER NEWS

Our society Volunteer Coordinator Bill Lambert writes…. Volunteer Work Boat. Our society still has the work boat Wanderer for the month of February. We have had a successful time through...

09th Jan 2018

OTTER SURVEY 2018

As many are probably aware Canal & River Trust, in conjunction with Birmingham University, conducted an otter survey in 2017. The results of the survey have now been published and...

09th Jan 2018

NARROW BOATING FOR BEGINNERS

Jennifer Petkus from Denver, Colorado has been cycling the canals of England. On her journeys she called in to the Tardebigge Lime Kilns to see how work was progressing on...

20th Dec 2017

CLOSURES AND REPAIR WORK

There are a number of closures and repair work going on over the next few weeks on the canals and rivers in our local area. You can keep up to...

07th Dec 2017

DRONE FLYING AT TARDEBIGGE

We recently flew a drone around the Tardebigge Lime Kilns site and along part of the canal. We needed to film this area in support of our heritage lottery funding...

03rd Dec 2017

HEATHER WASTIE ‘IDLE WOMEN’

Heather Wastie performed ‘Idle Women’ at our recent society meeting on December 5th and what a fantastic evening it was. What you may not know is that Heather was featured...

01st Dec 2017

ST RICHARD’S CANAL FESTIVAL 2018

The St Richard’s Canal Festival takes place in Vines Park, Droitwich Spa from 5pm Friday May 4th – 5pm Monday May 7th 2018. The classic and vintage cars (days to...

22nd Nov 2017

CYCLING THE CANALS OF BRITAIN

Members of our society met up with Jennifer Petkus when she was cycling our local canals. Her book about the journey has now been published and available on Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cycling-Canals-Britain-Adventures-Solitary/dp/0999562703/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1511392715&sr=8-6&keywords=jennifer+petkus...

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