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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.

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.

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...

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...

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. Last Summer we went on a very informative and interesting walk which attracted a lot of people...

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