Northampton Branch Boat Gathering 2019

Annual Boat Gathering

We can confirm that there will be a mini boat gathering for 2019 at Stoke Bruerne to coincide with the Village at War weekend which many IWA members are involved with, either helping to organise/set up/clear up or by attending. The weekend is on the 7th and 8th September 2019.

There will be a block of moorings reserved in the 'long pound' for boaters to have a mini gathering.  The Boat PH are putting on a dinner on the Saturday night with a WWII themed menu, and period dress is welcomed.

All boaters from all IWA branches, and non members, are we welcome.  Mooring is free, weekend admission is £10 per adult.  But free if you volunteer to help during the weekend, see booking form. 

If you would like to attend the dinner please click below to download the dinner form.

Dinner Booking Form

To book your place at the gathering please complete the boat form, clicking below will download the form. 

Boat Booking Form

Please visit the Village at War website for details of all the activities over the weekend, hosted by the Friends of the Canal Museum.

Click here for  The Friends of the Canal Museum website.

Photos from Previous Boat Gatherings

Boaters gathered on the bridge at Braunston 2016


Also Braunston, 2014


Previous Boat Gatherings

Annual Boat Gathering 2016

This year was at historic Braunston, Nurser's Dock. There were the usual favourites such as local ales, live music, cafe with homemade cakes, BBQ, and Fish and chip supper.

Activities included:  The Best Turned Out Boat Competition, Talks and Walks, a Quiz, and a Village Treasure Hunt.

Raffles and an auction raised funds for the Warwickshire and Northants Air Ambulance and  Friends of Raymond.

Annual Boat Gathering 2014

The Boat Gathering attracted 30+ boats and Canal & River Trust CEO Richard Parry and CRT SE Acting Waterway Manager Neil Owen dropped by. A BBQ, live music, games and quizzes were enjoyed by all.