MONTHLY MEETINGS JOIN US ABOUT US CECILIA

MONTHLY MEETINGS

Why not join us, 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 Summer walks and usually meet elsewhere.
Future Meetings: September: Annual AGM. October: Worcestershire and Birmingham Victorian Murders by Vanessa Morgan. November: ‘Film Night’ with free popcorn. December: ‘Natter, Noggin & Quiz Night’. (All meetings are subject to change/cancellation).
Visitors and non-members are welcome.
Please arrive 15 minutes before an 8pm start (unless otherwise stated).

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 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 a monthly magazine the '58', monthly talks that are both entertaining and enlightening, visits to other waterways, boat gatherings and social events and access to a comprehensive library of waterway related books and OS maps.

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 70' 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.

23rd Aug 2016
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HERITAGE OPEN WEEKEND & THE TARDEBIGGE SHOW

The Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society are currently conserving and enhancing the Lime Kilns site at Tardebigge New Wharf. On the weekend of 10th & 11th September they are holding...

20th Aug 2016
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PARKHEAD CANAL FESTIVAL: 24th & 25th SEPTEMBER

Festival Booking Forms for boaters and traders are available for download by clicking on the links below the poster. There is more information about the festival here: Parkhead Festival 2016...

19th Aug 2016
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LOCK SAFETY

It seems that there are more accidents happening in canal locks than ever before. Or maybe it’s just that they seem to get reported a lot more than they used...

02nd Aug 2016
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MEETINGS FOR 2016/2017

Unless stated all meetings begin at 8pm. Please arrive at least 10 minutes beforehand. We meet at Alvechurch Boat Centre just behind The Weighbridge Pub, B47 7SQ unless it’s a...

01st Aug 2016
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LAPAL CANAL TRUST & WRG AT SELLY OAK

Some photos taken whilst work was in progress at Selly Oak (1st August). Members of LCT and WRG were working together to strengthen the canal wall. As many may already be...

27th Jul 2016
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DROITWICH CANAL RE-OPENS

Following on from the tragic events reported earlier this week we are advised that the Droitwich Canal has now fully re-opened. Story Here: BBC News  

24th Jul 2016
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TRIP WITH BLACK COUNTRY RADIO

Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society in conjunction with Black Country Radio went on a boat trip on Thursday 21st July between 7am & 10am. Radio presenter Phil Jones Hammersley came...

23rd Jul 2016
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LAPAL WORK CAMP

Notice to all members and friends of WBDCS. As many may already be aware, the Waterway Recovery Group held a work camp alongside Selly Oak Park between July 30th and...

17th Jul 2016
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MIKRON THEATRE COMPANY

The Mikron Theatre Company will be visiting the Worcester & Birmingham Canal in August. They are performing ‘Canary Girls’ at 4pm on Sunday 28th August at the Weighbridge Pub B48...

12th Jul 2016
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WBDCS VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR WINS AWARD

Volunteer Coordinator Bill Lambert wins award: These pictures were taken this morning after the Canal & River Trust South Wales & Severn Partnership meeting. Bill Lambert is seen receiving an...

12th Jul 2016
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‘CECILIA’ & BLACK COUNTRY RADIO

On 21st July, our society narrowboat Cecilia welcomed aboard Black Country Radio presenter Phil Jones Hammersley. Phil is one of the ‘Breakfast Show’ presenters and he was broadcasting live from...

01st Jul 2016
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BONDED WAREHOUSE OPEN WEEKEND: 15th & 16th OCTOBER

This year will be the Trust’s 33rd annual Open Weekend. The event which runs from 10 am until 5 pm on both days will attract well over one hundred boats...

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