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Welcome to the Narrow Boat Trust website! It's designed to be simple to navigate and informative on all aspects of the Trust and working narrow boats.

The Trust owns the 'Large Northwich' motor boat, Nuneaton and the 'Large Woolwich' butty, Brighton, built as part of the massive expansion programme of the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company (G.U.C.C.Co.) in the mid-1930s. (For more details of the pair's history go to The Boats)

They are still used for carrying traditionally as a pair whenever possible, crewed by members.
We give people the opportunity to see a pair of narrow boats in full working trim, and members to crew & display the boats at Canal Festivals, the Waterways system generally, and to look after & maintain the boats.

National Festival 2011
(above: At the 2011 National Festival at Burton - pic: Tim Lewis)

Summer 2009

To find out more about membership, the Trust, the history & specification of the boats, events and much more, just use the Navigation Bar on the left hand side of the screen, or click on the links in the text, which are in green.
For enquiries contact: webmaster@narrowboattrust.org

(left: Brighton & Nuneaton, Summer Coal Run 2009.)

For more information, just click the relevant topic on the navigation bar to the left.

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The Narrow Boat Trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Cardiff under number 01724935

The Registered Office of the Narrow Boat Trust is at:
23 Redway Drive, TWICKENHAM TW2 7NT

The Narrow Boat Trust is a charity registered in England under number 288243