Welcome to Kirklees Model Boat
Club, The club was first registered in the magazine, Model Boats in
February 1978 as having twenty members. In the years that followed
the activities were refined down to model boat building and sailing, the
club name changed along with adopting the Swan logo. Please visit our
History page for more in-depth sight into our club.
Kirklees Model Boat Club
promotes the hobby of model building and sailing, we meet as a club every
Sunday Morning and Wednesday afternoons on the Park Lake, Wilton Park,
Bradford Road, Birstall, Batley. West Yorkshire. The area is a public
park, whereby members of the public can also sail anytime they wish.
We meet about 09.30am in the morning on Sundays and about 1pm on
Wednesdays. You will see us there all year round come rain or shine.
Members have been known to 'break the ice' during winter in order to sail.
Always a warm drink available every Sunday Morning. We also have a Lock up
container which houses all the club equipment and rescue boats.
Membership is open to anyone who wishes to join, there are no restrictions
and no limits on membership, we are a friendly club who will assist anyone
with their model building. Come down to the lakeside or use the link below
to contact Mr Phill Bowker for further information regarding membership.
Regarding enquiries about club activities, events and visits to other club
and displays please contact our Public Relations Officer Stan Reffin
email@example.com or telephone 0113 267 5790
To find us, from the M62 Junction 27, follow the signs for A62
Huddersfield, to the junction with Bradford Road, about 1 mile, turn left
at the traffic lights following the sign for Dewsbury, approximately 1
mile from the traffic lights, on the left is Wilton Park. Any further
information/directions please contact:
Visit the 'History' section, for an insight into our club history and our
sailing water at Wilton Park.
We have a new category called 'Information', this will include details of
membership, club events, information on many aspects of model building and
Another new page will be 'Features', this will be made up of interesting
stories, a short story about 'R.M.S Titanic' and the building of 'M.S.
Britannia' a Rhine Cruise Boat.
The Gallery will have plenty of photos of our models , it is hoped to
include a page for all the modellers who surf the net, so they can submit
a photograph of their boat as an e-mail attachment to yours truly for
inclusion in the 'Gallery.' Please use the link below to send your photo.
Despite having a large membership, we are mainly scale modellers,
therefore request for more 'speed boats' is not realistic, we have the odd
few fast electric and club 500.
The Club Rules forbid the use
of 'Internal Combustion Engines' on the Lake.
This is also enforced By Kirklees Metropolitan Council