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 Summer walks and usually meet elsewhere.
Future Meetings:
2nd May: Upton Warren Worcestershire Premier Bird Reserve – A Talk by Gordon Forrest.
6th June: To Be Confirmed.
4th July: Summer Walk.
1st August: Summer Walk.
5th September: AGM.
Visitors and non-members are welcome. Please arrive for a 7.45pm start (unless otherwise stated).
All meetings are subject to change. 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 a monthly magazine the '58', monthly talks that are both entertaining and enlightening, visits to other waterways, boat gatherings and social events and access to a comprehensive library of waterway related books and OS maps.

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 70' 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.

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...

24th Jul 2016

TRIP WITH BLACK COUNTRY RADIO

Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society in conjunction with Black Country Radio went on a boat trip on Thursday 21st July between 7am & 10am. Radio presenter Phil Jones Hammersley came...

23rd Jul 2016

LAPAL WORK CAMP

The Waterway Recovery Group held a work camp alongside Selly Oak Park between July 30th and August 7th. Work essentially involved the rebuilding of the towpath wall between the old...

12th Jul 2016

WBDCS VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR WINS AWARD

Volunteer Coordinator Bill Lambert wins award: These pictures were taken this morning after the Canal & River Trust South Wales & Severn Partnership meeting. Bill Lambert is seen receiving an...

30th Jun 2016

BLACK COUNTRY BOATING FESTIVAL: 10th & 11th SEPTEMBER

The Black Country Boating Festival, which has now taken place, is a boat gathering and community festival held during September each year in the Bumble Hole Nature Reserve, Windmill End,...

16th Jun 2016

SELLY OAK FESTIVAL: JUNE 2016

This festival has now taken place. There was plenty to do and see. WBDCS had a stall alongside the Lapal Canal Trust.

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