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Nautilus-T 1 September 2020 This is a 39ft 6ins pleasure boat formed from the stern section (probably just under half) of a BCN day boat, probably a type of boat that is commonly referred to as a “Bantock”.
Reading Water Fest 15 August 2020 The Water Fest is on at the same time as the celebrations for the 900th anniversary of the founding of
HNBC Social 21 July 2020 The Social will be held at Whittington Village Hall, Whittington, nr Lichfield WS14 9LR
Middlewich FAB 21 July 2020 16-20 June 2021 is the date for the Middlewich Folk and Boat festival, see their website for further details.
IWA Festival of Water 9 June 2020 IWA festival of Water, Perdiswell Park, Worcester. 
Braunston Historic Boat Gathering 2 June 2020 Further details will be on Braunston Marina's website - keep checking!
POSTPONED Middlewich FAB 2 June 2020 Postponed to 16-20 June 2021 - press statement here
Gnosall Cfest 2021 2 June 2020 Click  here for the website with full details.
Village at War, Stoke Bruerne 9 May 2020 Free entry for historic boats provided they are registered with the National Historic Ships Register.
Easter at The Port 16 April 2020
HNBC gathering - London 16 April 2020 Ray Butler writes: Plans are coming together for us to gather in 2021 Late May Bank Holiday weekend Friday 28 – Monday 31 May.
Lymm Historic Transport event 18 March 2020 The official Historic Transport Day is Sunday 27 June 2021, but there will be historic boats tying up there from the Friday onwards for the weekend.
POSTPONED Welford Canal Festival 18 March 2020   Statement from the Welford harbourmaster:  
Rickmansworth Canal Festival 17 March 2020 The Festival now occupies part of the Aquadrome, the towpath between Stockers Lock and Batchworth, and the area round Batchworth Lock.
IWA Canalway Cavalcade, London 13 March 2020 Further information and booking details on IWA website.
Postponement of HNBC's Annual General Meeting 2020 5 March 2020 Statement from Phil Prettyman, HNBC Chairman Dear HNBC Member
Acton Bridge Steam Rally 5 February 2020 Venue: Acton Bridge on the River Weaver, Cheshire
Steam at the lift 5 February 2020 Venue -
Bollington Folk & Boat 5 February 2020 A weekend of fun at Bollington Wharf
Cancelled: Parkhead Rally 5 February 2020 We have been informed that Parkhead Canal Festival, usually on the last weekend in September, will not be held in 2020.