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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


National Historic Ships – UK PHOTO COMPETITION 2015

For all the details – read the flyer


1993 pre-restoration photo of Raymond

Look here for an interesting photo of Raymond taken at by Ian Mulford at the Braunston Boat Show in 1993, before restoration began.

See Ian Mulford’s flickr photo stream for lots of interesting narrowboat images.

 


Events in 2015

April 22-23National Boat Share ShowBraunston Marina
May 20 - 21Rickmansworth FestivalBatchworth Lock
May 27 - 29Crick Boat ShowCrick Marina
June 10-11FestivalWelford 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 - 10Saltisford Canal TrustSaltisford Arm Warwick
October 1Banbury Canal Day[CANCELLED]
TBADocking WeekendBraunston

Keep up to date with any changes by viewing the VISIT US page.


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!!!


VIDEO – Tom & Alice Lapworth

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Watch video – on YouTube (15 minutes)

In August 2014 Tom Lapworth and his sister-in-law Alice brought narrowboats Nutfield and Raymond from Braunston to Alvecote for the Historic Boat Gathering. Tom and Alice were both born on working narrowboats and crewed them towards the end of the canal trade.

Here you can watch them navigating the Atherstone Locks and talking to Steve Miles at Alvecote.

Alice’s autobiographical book “A Horse, A Boat and You” is available from SGM Publishing. Click here for details and to buy online


Condolences …

The Friends of Raymond offer their heartfelt condolences to Tim Coghlan on the untimely death of his wife Diana on 22nd August. Our thoughts are with you Tim.


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