We are very pleased to pass on the following news. WBOC honorary members Roy and Lois Parker, who are well known trail boaters using their self-built boat Marie II, were awarded IWA Richard Bird medal at the IWA AGM in September.
The Richard Bird Medal is awarded to members of the Inland Waterways Association whose efforts and support are considered to have brought significant benefit to the Associaton over a sustained period.
Roy and Lois were awarded their medal by Harry Arnold, a previous winner of this award. Harry Arnold was awarded an MBE in the 2010 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for the significant role he has played in Britain’s inland waterways scene for almost 50 years. His name is well known in the waterways world as a photographer and as a writer – recording the changing places, craft and people of the waterways since the late 1950’s.
Further details here.