Combwich Cruising Club was formed in 1966 with moorings and mud berths in the Pill at Combwich. The Pill had been used for centuries as a local berth for ships coming up the River Parrett to and from Bridgwater.
The old Pill
Sailing Ships berthed in the Pill
Building the Quay
Today, ships rarely dock at the quay and the pill is used mainly by members of the club.
Hinkley Point Sailing Club originated in 1965 when members built the original slipway to the River Parrett on the site adjacent to the Combwich Laboratory. Subsequently members erected the present clubhouse, the pontoon in Combwich Pill and the second slipway into the corner of the dock. The club was reformed as the Parrett Boat Club in 1998.
From the cover of Country Life 1971
The Pill today
In 2005 the Combwich Cruising Club merged with The Parrett Boat Club (formerly The Hinkley Point Sailing Club) to form the Combwich Motor Boat and Sailing Club.