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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

14th Sep 2017

TARDEBIGGE FLIGHT CERTIFICATE

Canal & River Trust’s Customer Operations Supervisor, Tim Booker, has produced a certificate for boaters who have completed the Tardebigge Flight. Flyers about this will be displayed on the notice...

06th Sep 2017

TARDEBIGGE LIME KILNS HERITAGE WEEKEND

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

06th Sep 2017

SOCIETY MAGAZINE ’58’

Our canal society magazine ’58’ will now be produced bi-monthly. This was agreed at the AGM on 5th September. The next edition will be November/December and be available at the...

25th Jul 2017

CATTLE IN THE CUT!

Some cattle 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.  

03rd Jul 2017

SOCIETY WALK 1st AUGUST

Our walk visited the W&B feeder from the River Rea at Kings Norton. This summer we went on a very informative and interesting walk which attracted a lot of people...

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