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 ‘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.

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...

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...

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....

12th Nov 2016

TARDEBIGGE LIME KILNS

The Tarbebigge Lime Kilns Conservation Project Now has its own website: www.tardebigge.uk.net Anyone is welcome to join in with this project but please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Bill Lambert (02476...

01st Oct 2016

ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN IN ALVECHURCH!

An article about this bridge was published in 'The Village Magazine' Alvechurch. As reported in local newspapers recently including the Bromsgrove Advertiser, a rotting bridge on the W&B canal 'Dead...

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...

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...

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...

18th Apr 2016

HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND BID

We are in the process of submitting a bid to HLF for funding for our conservation work at the Tardebigge Lime Kilns. We would  like your support. We would be...

16th Apr 2016

YOUTUBE CHANNEL

We now have a YouTube channel dedicated to the conservation work being undertaken at the Tardebigge Lime Kilns. Just click on the link below to view. YouTube.com

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