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 once again been out on workboat ‘Wanderer’ along the Alvechurch stretch of the canal for a second time in the last...

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.

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 a recent society meeting and what a fantastic evening it was. What you may not know is that Heather was featured on the BBC1...

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 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...

19th Sep 2017

SAVE HALESOWEN COUNTRYSIDE

Protect the existing Green Belt within Dudley Metropolitan Borough We ask that you protect the existing Green Belt within Dudley Borough, in the West Midlands, which is under threat from...

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