FoR News July 2018

After a hectic June, culminating in the Braunston Historic Narrow Boat Rally, the first half of July was very quiet. We cleared the accumulated rubbish from Raymond and took it to the tip, had Pete Boyce round to inspect the


FoR News June 2018

Neil Hankin’s school run 7th June On the Tuesday after The Crick Boat Show, Neil and his crew of Melvyn Forman, Roger and Diana Golder and Nick Lake, took Nutfield & Raymond up to Bridge 42 near North Kilworth, where


Braunston Historic Rally 23-24 June 2018

This weekend is the annual Braunston Historic Rally and Nutfield and Raymond will be the stars of the show.  The event will celebrate Raymond’s 60th birthday and we are delighted to welcome David Suchet on board for the Saturday morning


Happy Birthday Raymond!

On this day in 1958, Raymond was launched at Braunston.   Raymond was the last wooden working boat to be built in the UK.  She was mainly used to carry coal from the Midlands to London and was initially towed by


Friends Gathering – Timings

This weekend is the Friends Gathering at Welford Wharf (GU Leicester Line). The timings are: Saturday 9th June Stall & Boats 10:00 – 18:00 Evening meal 19:30 Sunday 10th June Stall & Boats 10:00 – 16:00* * The end time


2018 Crick Boat Show and the week ahead

The Crick Boat Show, over the Bank Holiday weekend of 26th to 28th May, was our first major event of 2018. Because we did not attend the Ricky Festival this year, we were spared the usual slog of bringing the


Nutfield & Raymond – Bringing heritage and photography together …

Last Sunday; 13th May, Nutfield and Raymond played host to a group of photographers from “TimeLine Events”. TimeLine Events, bring heritage and photography together to recreate scenes from a past era. Retired working boats Nutfield and Raymond provided perfect subject


Antique Stove For Sale

A very generous supporter has offered us a Guidwife antique stove to sell to raise much needed funds. It has now been listed for sale on ebay.  The auction ends on 25th April 2018. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-Guidwife-Stove-with-removable-gas-conversion/173271501274  


Raymond Latest News

Here is the latest report from our roving reporter Nick Lake: Raymond is now in the wet dock at Braunston Marina. Peter Copeland managed to solve most of the jigsaw puzzle posed by the remaining bits of cupboard and shelving


Raymond Cabin Work Update

The finished deck in the hatches and the stern cupboard, and one of the drain holes, both of which are now in place. Pete has cleaned out and secured the drain pipes and we will be using a flexible drain-clearing


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