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The Narrow Boat Trust own the motor boat Nuneaton and butty Brighton, restored to full working trim and carrying cargo commercially as a traditional working pair whenever possible.
Both boats were built for the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company (G.U.C.C.Co.) as part of their massive expansion programme of the the mid-1930s.

(Right: Nuneaton & Brighton, above Wolverhampton top lock, July 2009.)

Nuneaton is an all-steel rivetted motor boat built by W. J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd at Northwich, Cheshire - and so known as a 'Large Northwich'.
Launched August 1936, and fitted with a National diesel engine, it cost £900! Originally paired with the wooden 'Large Ricky' butty Nunhead.
Brighton is an all-steel butty built by Harland and Wolff Ltd at Woolwich - and so known as a 'Large Woolwich'
Launched in December 1935, it cost about £400! Originally paired with the motor Bristol.
For more information on the boats' history and specification, click on the names Nuneaton or Brighton.

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The Narrow Boat Trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Cardiff under number 1724536

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

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