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T'TitansLo
Nov-20-2015 @ 4:35 PM                           Permalink
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hi, I was rummaging through Some old photos of my grandparents and I found a photo of my grandad with a narrow boat called the Natwestern the photo was taken in the eighties (I am guessing that), my grandad told me that the boat belonged to the bank and was hired out on holidays to bank staff, I would be grateful if anyone has an idea where it is now. I know this is a forum for the broads but I have had no luck elsewhere.

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Did the photo show any registration number? Are you able to post the photo on here?

I presume you have already contacted the possible registration authorities e.g. the EA and C&RT. Have you asked NatWest?

The name doesn't come up on Jim Shead's database.

Edited to add -  there is a very active canal forum, the members of which might be in a better position to help you http://www.canalworld.net/forums/

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I think Natwest used to own a boat lent to staff called Lothbury Lady, which is now with Heritage Narrowboats
http://heritagenarrowboats.co.uk/narrowboat-holidays

https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/480/840/480604.jpg

I seem to remember it was dark green when they had it

This doesn't match up to the name you thought of though

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The boat was called Natwester 2 (11) it was a Braunstone boats 36 ft.
I remember it well as the crew gave my brother and I a tow through the Middle Levels and up the Great Ouse to the IWA rally at Ely in 1973 , when incidently the Albion made the trip around the coast to the rally.


Many Thanks Tim

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They were all part of the then NatWest Sailing Club. There was and offshore yacht, a fibre glass cruiser on the Thames and then there were the narrowboats. We used to use NatWest (think it was 2. NatWest 1 was I think the Thames cruiser) regularly when she was moored at Gayton Junction. There was certainly a Lothbury Lady (named after the bank's head office "Lothbury Office") which was added quite late in the fleets life. Presumably they were all sold off when the club was closed. That was long before the demise of National Westminster Bank Plc.

The one we used was a Braunston boat: steel hulled with wooden top and the main colour was green. She was a 4 berth and the engine might well have been a Lister Petter.



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