Notice Board Archive

  • 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 […]

  • The weekend following the Queen’s Jubilee, 8th – 10th July, saw Ian Graham, the designer, builder, broker and maintainer of Wilderness boats for over five decades, holding a belated 70th birthday party for many of his friends at his house […]

    Ian Graham’s birthday party

    The weekend following the Queen’s Jubilee, 8th – 10th July, saw Ian Graham, the designer, builder, broker and maintainer of Wilderness boats for over five decades, holding a belated 70th birthday party for many of his friends at his house […]

  • Today (Wed 20th June) the IWA have released an official press release about this event, which can be read here. Previous article starts here: Following the award ceremony at the 2012 IWA Trailboat festival at Stroud, the location and date […]

    IWA 2013 National Trailboat Festival location announced

    Today (Wed 20th June) the IWA have released an official press release about this event, which can be read here. Previous article starts here: Following the award ceremony at the 2012 IWA Trailboat festival at Stroud, the location and date […]

  • Reflections after the event Well the IWA Trailboat festival, which this year was part of the Stroud on Water Jubliee event, is all over for another year.  Whilst the weather wasn’t as foul as on the Neath & Tennant at Resolvan near […]

    Stroud on Water – the event – revisited!

    Reflections after the event Well the IWA Trailboat festival, which this year was part of the Stroud on Water Jubliee event, is all over for another year.  Whilst the weather wasn’t as foul as on the Neath & Tennant at Resolvan near […]

  • During a visit to Stroud on Monday 14th May,  IWA , WBOC, Sea Otter representatives and others had an opportunity to see the work going on on the stretch of canal that will be used for the Jubilee Weekend Stroud […]

    Stroud on Water early view of venue

    During a visit to Stroud on Monday 14th May,  IWA , WBOC, Sea Otter representatives and others had an opportunity to see the work going on on the stretch of canal that will be used for the Jubilee Weekend Stroud […]

  • DAY 1 Waiting for the off for a clockwise trip around the Four Counties Ring starting at the friendly and attractive Stafford boat club site. Two boats Bobbles and Tophyl arrived yesterday and had a very pleasant evening with club […]

    Going around in circles

    DAY 1 Waiting for the off for a clockwise trip around the Four Counties Ring starting at the friendly and attractive Stafford boat club site. Two boats Bobbles and Tophyl arrived yesterday and had a very pleasant evening with club […]

  • We are publishing John Parker’s (WBOC chairman) speech here in full for those members who could not attend the bench dedication, and for those who knew Keith but who are not associated with the Wilderness Boat Owners Club, so you know what […]

    Keith Hadden bench dedication

    We are publishing John Parker’s (WBOC chairman) speech here in full for those members who could not attend the bench dedication, and for those who knew Keith but who are not associated with the Wilderness Boat Owners Club, so you know what […]