MONTHLY MEETINGS JOIN US ABOUT US CECILIA

MONTHLY MEETINGS

Our Monthly meetings are normally 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. Monthly in-person meetings are currently suspended and are being held online through ‘Zoom’.

JOIN US

Some benefits of membership:
Bi-monthly magazine ’58’.
Monthly talks (online) that are both entertaining and enlightening.
Summer walks.
Boat gatherings and social events (currently suspended).
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.

14th Jun 2021

LAPAL CANAL TRUST UPDATE

Press Release 14th of June 2021 Lapal Canal Trust signs contract with Land & Water Services Ltd to construct the first part of the restoration of the Dudley No 2...

09th Jun 2021

BIODIVERSITY WALKS

There will be a series of Biodiversity walks in Alvechurch, close to the W&B Canal, this month. Full details on the flyer. Email: alvbiodiv@gmail to secure your booking/bookings. Please state...

02nd Jun 2021

QR CODE DONATIONS

You are now able to donate direct to our society by simply scanning the QR code on your smart phone or tablet. You can also visit https://bit.ly/3pcfp1C to make a...

01st May 2021

VIRTUAL MEETINGS

We are currently holding our monthly meetings on ‘Zoom’ and our last meeting was The Derby & Sandiacre Canal by Chris Madge Here are videos from some of those that...

16th Apr 2021

FUTURE NAVIGATION & TOWPATH CLOSURES ON THE W&B

A message to boater’s and towpath users close to University Train Station. A series of closures to both navigation and the towpath. Volker Fitzpatrick working on behalf of Network Rail,...

09th Apr 2021

CHANCE GLASSWORKS TRUST

Chance Heritage Trust Thanks to everybody who came along to our recent ‘Zoom’ meeting with Mark Davies of the Chance Heritage Trust. Although somewhat out of our area our society...

06th Dec 2020

SOCIETY MAGAZINE ’58’

We have taken the decision to publish our latest editions of ’58’ online and via email to members. For members who do not have an Internet connection we will be...

12th Nov 2020

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REMINDER

Membership Renewal Reminder: We still have several members who have not renewed their annual membership which ran out recently. Can you please contact the Membership Secretary (details in ’58’) and...

05th Jul 2020

EASY FUND RAISING

Enter the #easyfundraising Refer to Win competition and help The Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society WIN a £500 donation! To enter, all you need to do is sign up to...

18th Mar 2020

ST RICHARD’S CANAL FESTIVAL CANCELLED

In accordance with government guidelines due to the coronavirus it is with regret that we have no alternative but to cancel the festival for 2020 & 2021. Thank you to...

09th Jan 2020

VOLUNTEER NEWS

We have all been affected by the isolation process caused by the Corona Virus which has brought most of our society volunteering events to a complete stop. How long this...

20th Nov 2018

RAISING FUNDS WITH EASYFUNDING

We are primarily raising money to maintain our society narrowboat which is used for mostly educational purposes. We take out groups of children and adults who would not normally be...

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