Welcome to Mersey Motor Boat Club

MMBC Clubhouse in Lydiate
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Please note – The date of the Annual General Meeting has now been moved to Sunday 28th November
A Bonfire Night Party has will be held on Friday 5th November. Jacket potato and chilli.  Tickets £10 from the bar at Lydiate or Kevin Coakely at Lydiate bank.
The club bar in the Club House at Lydiate opened very successfully on Friday 21st May 2021.  It is hoped that this will continue over the coming weeks.  Social Distancing must be observed and the wearing of masks when moving around the room is compulsory.  Come along and enjoy a great evening of good company from 8pm on Friday evenings.
It is hoped that the Wednesday evenings with MENCAP will also resume soon.
Please stay safe and follow guidance and rules
Diesel sales have now resumed at Lydiate.  The cost is 87p per litre.  Bottled gas of various sizes is also available for sale. Please contact Paul Woolcott on 07762 811 059
Please follow the link below giving lockdown release guidance for all boaters
New Event Dates
Some proposed event dates have been added to the site, however these dates will be subject to review, due to the ongoing Pandemic.  Any changes will be updated as new information becomes available


The MMBC was founded at Litherland in 1932 and is one of the oldest Inland Waterways cruising clubs in existence (click for press cuttings).  The club’s objective is to encourage interest in boat building, cruising, popularise inland waterways and social contact with people interested in these and allied activities. The MMBC is affiliated to the Inland Waterways Association and the Association of Inland Waterways Cruising Clubs.

The MMBC Clubhouse (built 1953) is situated at the side of the canal off Pilling Lane, Lydiate. During the boating season the clubhouse is open most weekends, some of which are taken up with rallies or other boating activities. The clubhouse is equipped with a function hall with a dance floor and separate bar area. The MMBC has a licensed bar which conforms to local licensing authority regulations for the district. Extensions are arranged as circumstances dictate for social and special events. The clubhouse is not open every day or evening but members can usually be seen on or around the premises on most Wednesday and Friday evenings from about 8pm.


The club has three sets of linear moorings on the Leeds Liverpool Canal as follows:

Opposite the towpath on both sides of bridge number 17 Pilling Lane, Lydiate. The area immediately in front of the clubhouse is kept clear of permanent moorings for the use by the Commodore, visitors and access to the pump-out and refuelling berths. Loading and unloading of craft is also permitted for a reasonable interval.

Opposite the towpath adjacent to bridge 22 and close to the Ship Inn.

Opposite the towpath adjacent to bridge 27a . These moorings also have a pump-out berth by the bridge and a slipway that may be hired by members for a reduced rate.