Notice Board Archive

  • 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 […]

  •   Above is the location of this new slipway. Following are the photos of the new slipway at Stavley basin, high and dry, just being constructed. But in no time at all, they have in the last few days (mid […]

    Chesterfield canal – new slipway under construction

      Above is the location of this new slipway. Following are the photos of the new slipway at Stavley basin, high and dry, just being constructed. But in no time at all, they have in the last few days (mid […]

  • It was with great sadness that we learnt that Jim Bell, former owner of “Mary Alice” and WBOC member, died unexpectedly just over a week ago. Jim and his wife Pauline were active trailboaters attending many trailboat festivals, originally in […]

    Jim Bell

    It was with great sadness that we learnt that Jim Bell, former owner of “Mary Alice” and WBOC member, died unexpectedly just over a week ago. Jim and his wife Pauline were active trailboaters attending many trailboat festivals, originally in […]

  • In 1999 Wilderness Boat Owners Club members were invited to Ireland by The Royal Canal Amenity Group to join the inaugural cruise on the reopening of the first 60 miles of the Royal Canal from Dublin to Abbeyshrule. Twelve years […]

    Back to the Emerald Isle

    In 1999 Wilderness Boat Owners Club members were invited to Ireland by The Royal Canal Amenity Group to join the inaugural cruise on the reopening of the first 60 miles of the Royal Canal from Dublin to Abbeyshrule. Twelve years […]