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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.

07th Dec 2017

DRONE FLYING AT TARDEBIGGE

On Saturday we 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...

06th Dec 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...

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...

28th Nov 2017

VOLUNTEER NEWS

Volunteer coordinator Bill Lambert writes…. Volunteer Work Boat Wanderer and Canal Repairs. Our plans are continuing with work on wash hole repairs along the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. We will...

26th Nov 2017

SANTA BOAT TRIPS & RAFFLE

Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust are running Santa Boat Trips over the weekends up to Christmas. They are also having a raffle with some great prizes – see flyer for...

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...

17th Nov 2017

SKITTLES NIGHT: JANUARY 13TH 2018

We are organising a Skittles Night on January 13th. It will be an evening of skittles and food. WBDCS vs Droitwich Waterways (Pamela May) Trust. ALL are welcome to battle...

17th Nov 2017

WORKBOAT ‘WANDERER’

Society Members and Volunteers have been out and about on the W&B on workboat ‘Wanderer’ recently. ‘Cecilia’ was alongside, having a little run out, after recently having a reconditioned engine...

10th Nov 2017

MEMBERS WITH AOL & BT EMAIL ADDRESSES

A special note for any of our members that receive our society magazine and have AOL or BT Internet email addresses. There is a possibility that you may not receive...

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...

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...

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