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 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.

06th Sep 2017

TARDEBIGGE LIME KILNS HERITAGE WEEKEND

The Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society recently held an open weekend at the Tardebigge Lime Kilns on the weekend of 9th & 10th September 10am-5pm. This was part of the...

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.  

03rd Jul 2017

SOCIETY WALK 1st AUGUST

Our walk visited the W&B feeder from the River Rea at Kings Norton. This summer we went on a very informative and interesting walk which attracted a lot of people...

31st May 2017

VANDALS DRAIN THE W&B CANAL!

Reported in The Worcester News 31st May : Canal and Rivers Trust criticises vandals after water drained from Worcester and Birmingham Canal. VANDALS are being blamed for emptying a stretch...

24th May 2017

VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED!

Our society is always looking for volunteers to help us out on the various projects that we are involved with. Sadly, of late, we never have enough people coming forward...

09th May 2017

NARROW BOATING FOR BEGINNERS

Jennifer Petkus from Denver, Colorado has been cycling the canals of England. She recently called in to the Tardebigge Lime Kilns to see how work was progressing on the kilns...

06th Apr 2017

NETWORK RAIL HELP OUT!

Massive thanks to the guys from Network Rail whho spent a day with us at the Lime Kilns. We hope you thoroughly enjoyed it.

01st Mar 2017

PLEASE DON’T FEED DUCKS BREAD

Last year Canal & River Trust launched a campaign as 6 million loaves of bread were thrown into our canals and rivers by well-intentioned people feeding the ducks each year....

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...

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...

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