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More Events Added for 2016

We have been invited to attend two additional events this year:

On the August Bank Holiday Weekend (27th – 29th) we will be moored at the Canal Museum in Stoke Bruerne.  Our gift shop will be open and guided tours of Raymond will be available to the Public.

On 10th – 11th September, Nutfield and Raymond will be on display at the Saltisford Arm in Warwick.  Everyone is welcome.


Foxton Locks Festival starts tomorrow

If you are visiting the Foxton Locks Festival, please come and say hello to the team on Raymond.  Our legendary marmalade and jam will be on sale if you’re tempted…!  Saturday and Sunday starts at 10:00am


Results at Foxton and Braunston

The following from our Secretary:

We have recently attended the above two events with our boats and our efforts have resulted in the following income.

Foxton Locks Festival. We have taken £184.56 with £168.00 for sales and £16.56 for donations. The weather was drizzle for most of the morning on the Saturday so I did not open up the sales stand until the afternoon when things brightened up.

At the Braunston FMC Boat Rally and Festival we took a total of £565.44 with £506.75 for sales and £58.69 for donations. We also signed up one new single member on Sunday.

Our efforts attending these two events were well worth it.

Regards
Robin


Results at Rickmansworth and Crick

From our Secretary:

We have recently attended the above two events with our boats and the results of our efforts are as follows.

Rickmansworth Canal Festival. We have taken £355.65 with £293.60 for sales and £62.05 for donations.

At the Crick Boat Show the weather was much better than last year although there were a couple of light rain showers on Sunday morning. We took a total of £1286.65 with £1085.06 for sales and £176.59 for donations. We also signed up a joint membership on Saturday plus one new single member on Monday.

The sales figure is higher than normal as it includes the sales of Steve’s books as we shared our stand together in the Kingfisher marquee.It was well worth us putting in our efforts attending these two events.

Regards
Robin


New video: Whilton to Braunston, August 2014

Just a three-minute impression of the trip.

Watch it on YouTube


Events in 2015

April 22-23National Boat Share ShowBraunston Marina
May 19-21Northamptonshire IWA RallyStoke Bruerne
May 27 - 29Crick Boat ShowCrick Marina
June 3 - 4IWA Leicester River FestivalLeicester
June 10-11Friends Social GatheringWelford Arm Wharf
June 17 - 18Foxton Locks FestivalFoxton Locks
June 24 - 25Braunston Historic Boat ShowBraunston Marina
July 22 - 23Cosgrove Canal FestivalCosgrove Lock
July 29Linslade Canal FestivalLinslade
August 12 - 13Blisworth Canal FestivalBlisworth
September 9 - 10Heritage EventSaltisford Arm Warwick
September 23 - 24LHCRT Heritage GatheringLichfield Cruising Club Coventry Canal Huddlesford
October 1Banbury Canal Day[CANCELLED]
TBADocking WeekendBraunston

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Raymond and Nutfield at Banbury – Waterways World reports!

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Banbury success!

A message from Robin Bishop , the FOR Secretary:

We had a very successful Banbury Canal Day on Sunday. The weather was not too kind to us both going down and coming back but on the day itself it was dry and sunny. There were thousands of people present and the towpath was packed for most of the day with the public passing by our boats.

The takings say it all. We took Sales of £279.42 and Donations of £52.49 making a grand total of £331.91.

Yet another world record has been made with sales of 33 tea towels!!!


Blisworth Canal Festival

From our Secretary, Robin Bishop:

The weather was dry on Saturday so we were open for business as usual. However on Sunday it was wet from first thing in the morning with showers on and off for most of the day. We therefore did not have our sales counter out but we did have the boats open for show rounds. There were also very few people about.

We have taken £190.39 with £126.80 for sales and £48.59 for donations. We also signed up one new family membership.

This is a good result for effectively a one day event.


Cosgrove and Linslade events

A message from our Secretary, Robin Bishop:

We have recently attended the above two events with our boats and the results of our efforts are as follows.

  • At Cosgrove the weather was wet first thing on Saturday and seriously affected our sales. There was also very few people about. On Sunday it was dry but there were not the usual numbers of people attending so this affected our sales also. We took £69.40 with £45.80 for sales and £23.60 for donations. According to my records this is our worst year at this event since 2007.
  • At Linslade we took a total of £254.70 with £196.50 for sales and £48.20 for donations. We also signed up one new member.

 All things considered though it was worth us putting in our efforts to attend these two events. Big thanks to everyone who comtributed in any way.


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