Meet the Wardens

TCCC has seven Security Boats positioned along its moorings to keep an eye on the vicinity. Meet them below:

Contact the wardens with this link

Hi Everyone,

We are Karen and Roger, your new canalside wardens.

We visited in 2019 and were blown away by the friendly atmosphere and support from the wardens. We are now lucky enough to be part of the club and look forward to meeting you all.

We walk a lot with our dog, Nala. I cycle and have just started kayaking, so if a kayak floats by upside down, please help! Karen, my wife likes reading, zumba and catching up with friends. Come and say hello.





Hi, we’re Sue and Ian,

We are now retired and live on our NB Stravaig with our little dog Max and are really looking forward to being Canalside wardens at Thrupp.

We have two grown up sons who live not far away.

We had our boat built in 2018 and have travelled down from Derby where it was launched, since then we’ve been able cruise the oxford canal and

river Thames and over the next few years were hoping to explore more of the canal system on our time off.

Our hobbies include:

Sue loves walking, yoga, pilates, reading, watching nature and enjoys a glass of dry white wine or a chat over a cup of coffee.

I like to buy and restore classic mg’s, just to keep these great cars from disappearing, over the past years these include 4 mg midget, mgb roadster and an mgb gt which we’ve kept for our own use. I also like walking, especially hill walking in Scotland. A glass of red wine always goes down well at end of the day.

Were looking forward to being part of the Thrupp community, getting to know everyone and helping to keep it a great place to see and visit.

Security Warden – Peter Ormerod – NB Lucky

peterHello. I’m Peter, the Warden nearest the Jolly Boatman.

I’ve been living onboard “Lucky” since 2000 and moored at Thrupp since 2003. The boat’s name wasn’t my choice, as she was called “Lucky” when I bought her but to change it would be unlucky in more ways than one – I didn’t want to tempt fate!

The dog in the photograph isn’t mine – she was visiting with the photographer!!



Security Wardens – Laura and Amy(Poppy)NB Luna


Hello, we’re Laura and Amy and we live aboard NB Luna with our lurcher, Poppy.

Laura works for a charity providing yoga in prisons and Amy works for an educational publisher. We fell in love with Thrupp after spending a winter here, and were very happy to take up the role of Security Wardens when the chance arose.

As typical boaters, we love nothing more than chatting all things boaty out on the towpath – so please do say hi when you see us around!

Laura and Amy

Security Warden and Mooring Master – PJ – NB Cloudberry

Hi, I’m Steve, but more often known by my nickname PJ around the cut. This is my on my boat Cloudberry with my partner Liz.

I’ve been boating for as long as I can remember. Our family bought its first canal cruiser back in 1968 and we have been associated with the club since its inception back in the 80’s.

You can find me at the Shipton end of the site, so don’t be shy to say hi if you’re passing


Hello, I’m Charlie,

I’ve been living on N.b. Tungsten No.9 for 2years now. I moved onto the Oxford Canal to work in Heyford building prototype electric motors.

I’m a parkrunner, love triathlons and am big into the rugby, always keen for a walk, run or bike buddy. Also a dog lover without a dog.

I’m very excited to have joined the community in beautiful Thrupp as a security warden, feel free to stop by and say hi