Conservation Project at Tardebigge Lime Kilns

Issue date: 15th February 2013

A new project on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal got underway over the weekend of 9th and 10th February, when volunteers started clearing vegetation and rubbish from the historic lime kilns at Tardebigge. 

Despite extremely inclement weather the volunteers made a useful start on the clearance around the lime kilns, which are situated at Tardebigge New Wharf.  This is the starting phase of a project between the Worcester Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society and Canal & River Trust, and supported by IWA Birmingham, Black Country & Worcestershire Branch

The purpose of this project, which will see a programme of work across the coming year, is to improve the site and conserve the structure, working with CRT’s Heritage Advisor. 
The initial phase to start ground clearance to make the site generally more accessible, includes the removal of a tree trunk, telegraph poles and litter, as well as levelling the ground. 

All the volunteers taking part were keen to continue the work, although a few more volunteers would be welcome.  The next session is planned for the weekend of 23rd and 24th February. Anyone wishing to join in is asked to contact Bill Lambert, Work Party Organiser, Worcester Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society, on 07815 986012 or by email w.lambert@ntlworld.com.