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...

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 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...

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.  

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