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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.

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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 (Sat Nav: HP23 5QE)

Please wear clothes, footwear and gloves appropriate for handling cloths, ropes etc.

If you wish to join us, please contact Diana Golder (Email: volunteering@friendsofraymond.org.uk).


Raymond Is Heading South

On Saturday 5th November Nutfield and our “boat moving team” will begin the challenge of towing Raymond from Braunston to Tring for essential restoration to Raymond’s cabin.  This is a major project that will involve the replacement of the existing wooden outer cabin, interior restoration, new paintwork and sign writing throughout December.

All of this work is necessary to preserve Raymond for years to come. It is being funded from generous donations and fund raising from our Patron, Members and the Public over recent years.

The boats will be setting off from Braunston Marina at 9am heading through Braunston Locks, Braunston Tunnel and the Long Buckby flight by the end of the day.  They are expected to arrive in Tring by the end of November.

If you would like to support this project and others we have planned in the future, we are always looking for new members with an interest in working boat heritage.  You can join us online for just £10 per year.

 


Nutfield Docking Weekend

Nutfield will be in dry dock at Braunston Marina over the weekend of 15th and 16th October 2016.

Jobs to do include hull survey, rust treatment, corrosion prevention and blacking.

You are welcome to come and see the work being carried out by our Members.

For more details contact Diana Golder (volunteering@friendsofraymond.org.uk) or Nick Scarcliffe.


Next maintenance morning is Sunday 17th April

The next Member’s maintenance morning is on Sunday 17th April at Braunston Marina. We will be meeting at the Gongoozlers Rest at 8:30am or at the Boats at 9:30am – all welcome!  This is the last get together before the National Boatshare Show so there will plenty to do.  If you can attend please can you let Nick Scarcliffe know in advance.


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