Spring Social Special

Maldon Special (limited places)
Long weekend Fri 22th - Sun 24th June

No expense has been spared for this fun NOA weekend!  Our base will be the Blue Boar Hotel, Maldon, with its rich architectural and historical interest dating back to the second half of the 14th Century, a true landmark of Maldon. See the Blue Boar here.

You will travel in comfort and style aboard a Meredith luxury 49 seater executive private coach, complete with 'loo' and classic movies. Your weekend will also include an exclusive invitation to the nobby 'Empress' launch buffet party, a nostalgic evening to celebrate her restoration.

Thames Barge Trip (Group A)
For the lucky few, as places are limited. Just 12 berths are available (on a first come, first serve basis) aboard 'Pudge'.  Built-in 1922 by London & Rochester Trading Co. 'Pudge' is a traditional Thames sailing barge with a hull construction of pitch pine on oak with a flush deck. The lucky 12 will bunk aboard (provisions provided, prepared and served by an onboard hostess) so just remember your sleeping bag, pillow, a torch, warm clothes, camera, and wellies if you have them. Oh! and don't forget a bottle wine for the evening meal if required. For details of 'Pudge' view here.

Murder Mystery Night (Group B)
If you’re not one of the lucky 12 going on the barge, a murder 'mystery night' dinner party has been arranged for the Saturday evening at the Blue Boar Hotel. Can you decide on who the murderer was, the motive and how the killing was carried out? You even have the opportunity to dress up and act out your verdicts at the end of the evening - but only if you want.

Guests will be accommodated for two nights in twin rooms with full breakfast, and a murder 'mystery night' dinner party. No weekend would be complete without a trip to the seaside, so on Saturday afternoon, a trip to Clacton-on-Sea is included.

Outline Program
Friday 22nd June 2018.
09:15 Depart Liverpool Marina, destination Essex with a stop for a picnic lunch en route (Motorway Services).
12:40 Silver screen movie aboard the Meredith Executive "Some Like it Hot", complementary Popcorn.
15:00 Arrive Maldon - Group A check-in on board the historical 'Pudge' Thames sailing barge.
15:20 Group B, check-in to the quirky Blue Boar Hotel.
19:00 Groups A and B, an exclusive launch party in the Blue Boar Hotel 'Long Room' to include a presentation about the nobby 'Empress' restoration, a very special cake and live entertainment.

Saturday 23rd June 2018
09:00 Viewings of nobby 'Empress' opened until 10:30.
10:00 Group A, will set sail aboard 'Pudge' the classic Thames sailing barge for a 24-hour cruise.
10:40 Group B, will depart for Clacton-on-Sea for a day out at the seaside.
Note: Coach departs Blue Boar car park at 10:40 and also picking up at Maldon Quay 10:45.
19:00 Group B, Murder 'mystery night' dinner party at the quirky Blue Boar, dress to impress!

Sunday 24th June 2018
09:45 Nobby 'Empress' viewing opens until 11:30.
10:45 Group A, return to Maldon Quay aboard 'Pudge', the classic Thames sailing barge.
11:40 Groups A and B, depart for Liverpool with a stop for a picnic lunch en route (Motorway Services). Note: Coach Departing Blue Boar car park at 11:40 also picking up at Maldon Quay 11:45.
15:00 Silver screen movie, complimentary Popcorn "Cassa Blanca" starring Humphry Bogart.
19:00 Planned arrival at Liverpool Marina.
Program subject to change.

Limited Places
Regrettably, places are limited so please complete this online booking form as soon as possible so that your place can be confirmed.


The cost of the long weekend is £150 per person.  There is a non-refundable deposit of £50, book today to ensure your place. The preferred method of payment is PayPal using the link, on the acknowledgement page, after completing the booking form.

Alternative methods of payment:
a) Print-off this page once the form is completed with a Cheque payable to ' Nobby Owners Association'.

b) Pay Directly to our bank account by bank transfer to; Nobby Owners Association
Sort code 40-29-08,  Account No 3412 8847 clearly stating as the reference 'MALDON'.

If you choose to pay by either cheque or bank transfer, you must print off your completed Booking Form and post to our Treasurer: JONATHAN WARREN, 70 DUDLEY STREET, WARRINGTON WA2 7BQ.