The Lady Mary of Woodbridge 

(ex Tofana, ex Wildflower)

Edith Rose Design : Published 1937 


The Lady Mary of Woodbridge

Essex Excellence
I had the pleasure of first meeting Keith & Janet Bland at the Harrison Butler Association's AGM, February 2015. They very kindly lent me a large collection of photographs of their pride and joy I scanned and added to the Association archives. Keith & Janet are now the HBA's social secretaries for the East Coast of the UK, and the 2017 AGM is to be held there.
The Lady Mary of Woodbridge is a familiar sight on the River Crouch in Essex. She was most recently on display as a part of the Woodbridge Maritime Festival, September 2014.
The Lady is tricky to track through the Lloyd's registers due to the name changes in addition to her sometimes being filed under T, sometimes L. By 1947 she'd been renamed Wildflower, then Tofana between 1949 and 1964.

The Lady Mary of Woodbridge Statistics
Built : 1937 by C Whisstocks Boatyard Ltd, Woodbridge
LOA : 29' 5"
LWL : 23' 0"
Beam : 8' 5"
Draught : 5' 9"
Displacement : 7 tons TM

The Lady Mary of Woodbridge Custodians & Home Ports
Keith & Janet Band (?-2012-2017...) Burnham on Crouch
WOC White (1969-?) Woolverstone
BRM Fox (1965-1968) Woolverstone
John L Taylor (?-1962-1964) Conway
CED Longcroft (?-1954-1956-?) Southampton
Lionel A Wedderburn (1950-1952-?) Southampton
Lt-Col WA Turner (?-1947-1949) Poole
JHP Pennington (?-1939-?) Poole

The Lady Mary of Woodbridge Links
On the cover of the HBA Journal, Autumn 2016 

Page last updated : December 2017


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