Annual General Meeting Reminder

This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held at Braunston Marina on Sunday 4th February 2018, starting at 3pm. All Friends and prospective Friends are welcome to attend. For more information or apologies, please contact Robin Bishop by email at 


Sad News – Trevor Maggs

We are sorry to learn that Trevor Maggs past away this weekend. Trevor had been a life long member of Friends of Raymond, towing Raymond in the early days to all the shows before we acquired Nutfield.  A couple of


Nutfield Restoration Work Update

August – November 2017 Nutfield was moved from Braunston Marina to Brinklow Boat Services (BBS) on the North Oxford Canal (www.brinklowboatservices.com) in August 2017.  BBS have been commissioned by the Trust to carry out remedial work on the hull and


National Historic Ships UK – Photo Competition 2017

Now in the eighth year National Historic Ships UK’s Photo Competition is aimed at all photographers of all ages and dedicated to encouraging everyone to engage with historic vessels or maritime themes in their local area. With two new categories


Steve Tuckwell

It is with great sadness that The Friends of Raymond has learnt of the sudden passing of our Friend, Steve Tuckwell. Steve was a familiar face and supporter of FoR and he will be greatly missed by all of our


Raymond – Work in Progress – 30th March 2017

Some pictures at Blisworth this morning. Raymond will have to come out of the shed on Saturday and be back at Braunston on Sunday so that Alan Baillie can finish off early next week.


Membership 2017

Without your continued support the Trust would not be able to operate and Nutfield and Raymond could not be maintained. Our current Membership year ends on 5th April 2016 so if you are subscribed to our Friends email list you


Nutfield on the Wendover Arm

On Sunday 19th February our motor boat Nutfield carried a small party of Wendover Arm Trust members on the three-mile round trip from Bulbourne Junction to the present limit of navigation and back. While Raymond has been getting a new


Friends Work Party This Weekend

This Saturday 4th February, following the recent dry dock work there will be a work party to prepare Raymond prior to being moved backed to Braunston in March. Meeting Point: Grand Junction Arms Public House Car Park, Bulbourne at 10:00am


Steve Miles

Updated with funeral service arrangements It is with great sadness that Friends of Raymond has learnt today of the sudden passing of our former Chair and Trustee, Steve Miles. Steve was a well known face in the canal world as