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Photo Competition

National Historic Ship UK’s Photo Competition is currently still open for you to submit entries and we are very pleased to announce an increase in the monetary prize from £500 to £1000! Now in its fifth year, the competition is aimed at all photographers of all ages and is dedicated to encouraging everyone to engage with historic vessels or maritime themes.

OVERALL COMPETITION PRIZE: marine equipment – a wireless wind, speed and depth system with NMEA system sponsored by Raymarine, to be donated to a registered historic vessel and a monetary prize of £1000, to be awarded on a theme or activity involving a registered historic vessel (for example, attending maritime festivals, conservation or maintenance work, maritime skills training, educational programmes held on board an historic vessel).

YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER CATEGORY: ages 4-18 (Category E): Win an iPad for your school and a visit to an historic vessel for you and up to three family members.

If you would like posters or flyers for an event, school or other venue please get in touch with us direct: info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk.

The competition is open for entries until 31 August 2014.

Competition details

Enter here


Best turned out pair, and the new throttle!

  • Raymond and Nutfield won praise and a trophy for being the “best turned out” pair at the Northampton IWA Rally at Braunston last weekend. A rewarding result of all the work put into them over the last couple of years.
  • Nutfield’s new throttle is bringing joy to all who use it! The old wheel control took for ever to have much affect on the engine, making manoeuvring much more difficult than it needed to be: the new lever throttle takes the engine from minimum to maximum revs with just a short pull on the lever. “Instant power”, says Nick. A big thanks to Tom McManus and Pete Boyce for fixing this. (Apparently a little more adaptation is needed to perfect the mechanics, but it works perfectly already).

Nutfield in dry dock, October ’13 – photos

Photos courtesy of Dale Howlett

Our thanks, as ever, to Braunston Marina for the use of the dry dock.

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Raymond benefitted from a bit of tlc as well …

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Record sales at events in 2012!

From Robin Bishop (Friends Secretary), 2nd October 2012:

In the year of the Olympics and new world records being broken we have broken two of our own. The takings at the Stoke Bruerne Village At War event and the total for the year for all the events.

We did not go to Northampton or Boxmoor in May/June which were both cancelled for different reasons. However, we did one new show by attending the Alvecote Historic Boat Show at the end of August. This was a small event as events go but we still took £224.70 including £22.15 donations. This event was classed by some of those attending as a “mini Braunston”.

The previous highest amount at the Village At War, which we have attended now 5 times, was last year when our takings were £276.66. This has been smashed this year as we have just taken £410.52 including £126.62 donations.

The total takings for the year have reached a staggering £2,957.46 which is the highest amount I have noted since I have been keeping records in 2005.

Many thanks to you all for your attendance, crewing and manning the sales stand this past weekend and indeed for all the year at the different events. We should be really proud of ourselves I think for what we have achieved.

(Also, of course, a big thanks to everyone who visitied us, bought from the stall or made donations. Your contributions make a huge difference to what we can achieve. Web Editor)


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