We have transport!

The WCBS would like to give a huge thanks to Paul and Lynnette of Dutton Dry Dock Ltd, for coming to the rescue and donating a Land Rover Discovery, which has solved a major vehicle problem after our old van failed it’s MOT badly. We’re now in the market for

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Please help us buy a Van!

Hello, I’m Chris Leah, also known as The Ashton Boatman. In the video below I’m in The Wooden Canal Boat Society’s charity shop. It’s closed at the moment because of the Pandemic. We might be able to open again in a few weeks time if we’re allowed to, but we’ve

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Charity Shop Open

We are delighted to announce that the shop will be open from Monday 7th September 10am. Collections and deliveries will be Tuesdays and Thursdays for the first few weeks and then hopefully this will be extended. Please note due to the current restrictions we are only able to collect or

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Corona Virus information

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and following Government instructions, our charity shop will remain closed until further notice. We have also had to cancel all of our recycling trips for April and May which is a devastating blow to our operations. However, I’d like to see everybody alive and

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Volunteers needed

Please think about volunteering for admin work for The Wooden Canal Boat Society Help to spread the word about the history of our boats and local heritage. Work at Portland Basin, where our boats are, or in.our shop / small office in Stamford St, both in Ashton under Lyne. FIND

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We have moved

No, not the shop or boats (although they obviously do move about a bit) I mean the website. Shouldn’t have made the slightest difference to you, and if it did you probably put it down to too many mince pies. Where have we gone? I don’t actually know where the

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Volunteer Induction Day

This is on Wednesday 29th November from 10:00 am to 2:00pm on Hazel in Portland Basin OL7 0QA. Normally we have done these for potential crew only but as an experiment this time we are combining it with induction for admin volunteers. 50% should be directly relevant to everyone but

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