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  • Advice update – Sunday 2nd March 2014 The website is now on its new server and has been updated to the latest version of the WordPress software that it runs on. It seems to be stable. We do have a […]

    Impending WBOC website move – update

    Advice update – Sunday 2nd March 2014 The website is now on its new server and has been updated to the latest version of the WordPress software that it runs on. It seems to be stable. We do have a […]

  • A collection of our videos of our first trip to France in 1990 now on You Tube The Bean in Brittany – Part One The Bean in Brittany – Part Two The Bean in Brittany – Part Three  the first minute […]

    The Bean in Brittany 1990

    A collection of our videos of our first trip to France in 1990 now on You Tube The Bean in Brittany – Part One The Bean in Brittany – Part Two The Bean in Brittany – Part Three  the first minute […]

  • It was with much sadness that the club heard of  Dick Elder’s passing early in the Autumn.  Dick was long standing boater and member of WBOC. He also acted as a WBOC and trailboat representative with the AWCC , in amongst […]

    Dick Elder – His tribute

    It was with much sadness that the club heard of  Dick Elder’s passing early in the Autumn.  Dick was long standing boater and member of WBOC. He also acted as a WBOC and trailboat representative with the AWCC , in amongst […]

  • The 2013 IWA Trailboat festival took place over the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend. The staging of this successful event involved three principal parties: the local Kent and East Sussex branch of the IWA; the National Trust and the Environment Agency, […]

    2013 IWA Trailboat festival at Bodium

    The 2013 IWA Trailboat festival took place over the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend. The staging of this successful event involved three principal parties: the local Kent and East Sussex branch of the IWA; the National Trust and the Environment Agency, […]

  • Jeanne and Derek Smith recently went to the site of the breach at Dutton on the Trent and Mersey canal. Here are some photos Jeanne took at the site. Click on any photo to see it full size. Tweet This […]

    Trust open day at the site of the Dutton breach

    Jeanne and Derek Smith recently went to the site of the breach at Dutton on the Trent and Mersey canal. Here are some photos Jeanne took at the site. Click on any photo to see it full size. Tweet This […]

  • Whilst travelling west on the Canal du Centre in France last summer, we were held up at ecluse 3 at Favee. This was due to the sluice jamming – it was a large metal bell type object that was raised […]

    Favee – Canal du Centre

    Whilst travelling west on the Canal du Centre in France last summer, we were held up at ecluse 3 at Favee. This was due to the sluice jamming – it was a large metal bell type object that was raised […]

  • Beaver No1 “Tranquility” built around 1978 and the latest Beaver “The Moodle”, which completed fitting out in September, have been seen together on a sunny Autumn morning at Bathpool moorings on the isolated Bridgwater & Taunton canal in Somerset. The […]

    Old and new seen together

    Beaver No1 “Tranquility” built around 1978 and the latest Beaver “The Moodle”, which completed fitting out in September, have been seen together on a sunny Autumn morning at Bathpool moorings on the isolated Bridgwater & Taunton canal in Somerset. The […]

  • Wilderness Boats owned and run by Ian Graham for around 40 years, more recently with the assistance of Mark Smith, have recently completed the move of their workshop to new premises at Semington Dock, Semington, Trowbridge located on the banks of […]

    Wilderness Boats complete move to new workshop

    Wilderness Boats owned and run by Ian Graham for around 40 years, more recently with the assistance of Mark Smith, have recently completed the move of their workshop to new premises at Semington Dock, Semington, Trowbridge located on the banks of […]

  • A number of Wilderness boats trailed to the land locked Basingstoke canal in the week leading up to the public viewing of the Farnborough air show to act as mobile grandstands at the end of the runway. The canal is […]

    Wilderness grandstands at Farnborough airshow

    A number of Wilderness boats trailed to the land locked Basingstoke canal in the week leading up to the public viewing of the Farnborough air show to act as mobile grandstands at the end of the runway. The canal is […]

  • Back in 2002 three Wilderness boats Arwyn, Bobbles and Tophyl of Taunton, slipped into the centre “in water” bit of Droitwich canal from the Droitwich Canal Trust yard during the 5th annual beer festival, which also happened to be a […]

    The Droitwich revisited 10 years on

    Back in 2002 three Wilderness boats Arwyn, Bobbles and Tophyl of Taunton, slipped into the centre “in water” bit of Droitwich canal from the Droitwich Canal Trust yard during the 5th annual beer festival, which also happened to be a […]