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Leo's Answers #82 - June 15, 2007

                       Mutual Model Boat Society the- friendly boat club

We are a warm, friendly and helpful group of enthusiasts. Our aims are:- To promote all aspects of model boating and to encourage more people to take up the hobby, especially the younger generation. Whether you want to buy or build your boat help and advice is readily available.

Our members models cover a wide range of styles from steam driven warships and launches to airscrew driven 'fun' craft.

Sailing times

We meet every Sunday morning from 9am, 52 weeks a year, to sail, chat, share ideas and information and have a 'brew' and a natter. Visitors are very welcome every Sunday.

Our water is in the grounds of Mutual Mills, Aspinall Street, Heywood, Lancashire. The mill is a business centre so sailing is not available at any other time. the surroundings tend to leave sailing vessels in the 'Doldrums' but it does mean we have relatively calm water for everyone else. Due to the  closness of local residents IC and fast electric powered craft are not permitted.

We are sorry that we have to make these restrictions but we have to protect our water.

Location and facilities

Mutual Mills, Aspinall Street, Heywood, Lancashire is just five minutes drive from the M66 Jnt

From Heywood town centre, head towards Rochdale on Rochdale Road East, Aspinall Street is on the left just past the garage - look for the sign for Crimble Croft Community Centre. Tea, Toast and toilets are available in Crimble Croft from approx 11.00am. Parking is available within the grounds and if you are early enough almost up to the water's edge




In 1990 a group of enthusiastic modeller's met weekly at the Boarhurst W.M.C. First it was model trains, soon the building of radio controlled model boats became  part of the groups enthusiaum.

By 1992 the need to find somewhere to sail their completed boats became a priority.

The lodge in the grounds of Mutual Mill Aspinall Street Heywood was an ideal location, and permission was sought to use the water, and the Mutual Model Boat Sociaty was formed.


Information kindly supplied (and remembered) by Harry Taylor, a long standing member. 





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