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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 ‘FUTURE MEETINGS’ panel below for details. 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 bi-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

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.

22nd Apr 2018

ST RICHARD’S CANAL FESTIVAL 2018

St Richard’s Canal Festival took place in Vines Park, Droitwich Spa on the May Day Bank Holiday weekend and was extremely successful. The sun shone and the crowds flocked down....

09th Apr 2018

CYCLING THE WEST MIDLANDS CANALS

Jennifer Petkus from Denver, Colorado cycled the West Midlands canal last year. On her journeys she called in to the Tardebigge Lime Kilns to see how work was progressing on...

07th Apr 2018

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...

13th Mar 2018

MILESTONE IN MEMORY OF ALAN WHITE

On Saturday the 17th March 2018 at 2pm a milestone was unveiled at Tardebigge, on the towpath of The Worcester & Birmingham Canal, in commemoration of the life of the...

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.

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...

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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