MONTHLY MEETINGS JOIN US ABOUT US CECILIA

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 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

We hold monthly meetings at the Meeting Room, Alvechurch Boat Centre, Scarfield Wharf, B48 7SQ just behind the Weighbridge Pub. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month. In July & August we usually go on a guided walk and meet elsewhere. Visitors are always welcome.

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Join Us

Some benefits of membership include our monthly magazine '58', issued 10 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 its own 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. You can also arrange a half day or full day trip for small groups.

29th Jan 2017

ED HELPS FEATURE

Ed Helps, Managing Director of ABC Leisure, is featured in this article on Canal & River Trust website. Ed is helping WBDCS organise St Richard’s Festival 2017.

20th Dec 2016

TOWPATH COLLAPSING AT HOPWOOD

C&RT contractors are working up at Hopwood today (December 20th) as the towpath is unsafe and collapsing in to the canal. Apparently there are fibre optic cables running under the...

18th Dec 2016

UNLOCKING THE RIVER SEVERN

Caroline Kendall of Canal & River Trust has contacted our society with the following: The Unlocking the River Severn project is looking to gather feedback from the local community and...

15th Dec 2016

WRG 2017 CANAL CAMPS

Bookings are now open for the 2017 Canal Camps Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) working holidays, called ‘Canal Camps’ are a great experience for anyone who loves being outdoors and enjoys...

07th Dec 2016

BOATERS VIDEO

Canal & River Trust have produced a ‘Boaters DVD’. The video is also available on YouTube Please watch this video before going boating for the first time and learn how...

12th Nov 2016

TARDEBIGGE LIME KILNS

The Tarbebigge Lime Kilns Conservation Project Has its own website: www.tardebigge.uk.net Here are the planned work party dates. Anyone is welcome to join in with this project but please contact...

01st Oct 2016

ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN IN ALVECHURCH!

An article about this bridge has now been published in ‘The Village Magazine‘ Alvechurch. As reported in local newspapers recently including the Bromsgrove Advertiser, a rotting bridge on the W&B...

22nd Sep 2016

BLACKSTONE CANAL

For those of you who enjoyed our presentation on the Blackstone Canal, Worcester USA to Rhode Island, here are links to the videos that were shown. Enjoy them again on...

20th Sep 2016

PARKHEAD CANAL FESTIVAL: 24th & 25th SEPTEMBER

Parkhead Canal Festival! 24th & 25th September. This event has now taken place. WBDCS would like to thank everybody who came and supported the festival. We hope you enjoyed yourselves...

23rd Aug 2016

HERITAGE OPEN WEEKEND & THE TARDEBIGGE SHOW

The Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society are currently conserving and enhancing the Lime Kilns site at Tardebigge New Wharf. On the weekend of 10th & 11th September we held a...

19th Aug 2016

LOCK SAFETY

It seems that there are more accidents happening in canal locks than ever before. Or maybe it’s just that they seem to get reported a lot more than they used...

01st Aug 2016

LAPAL CANAL TRUST & WRG AT SELLY OAK

Some photos taken whilst work was in progress at Selly Oak (1st August). Members of LCT and WRG were working together to strengthen the canal wall. As many may already be...

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