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.

16th Aug 2017

BLACK COUNTRY BOATING FESTIVAL 9th-10th SEPTEMBER

Our friends over at the BCBF are having one of their lovely annual festivals very soon. Why not pop along for a day? Our own society will have a stall...

04th Aug 2017

TARDEBIGGE LIME KILNS HERITAGE WEEKEND

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

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)...

31st Jul 2017

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The AGM of WBDCS will take place on 5th September at the meeting room behind The Weighbridge, Alvechurch at 7.45pm followed by a short presentation by society member Roger Wones...

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

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...

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...

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