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This site attempts to draw together various resources which give a picture of the life and times of Braunston dockyard when it was owned and worked by the Nurser family between 1876 and 1941.

It is intended to be a living archive, resource for all and a vehicle for me, as grandson of Charles Wesley Nurser, to learn more about my family history.

Any information, suggestions or corrections will be gratefully received and every attempt will be made to improve the accuracy and scope of the contents.

On the 29th July 2013, on the occasion of the Annual Braunston Vintage Boat Rally, Timothy West and Prunella Scales unveiled a plaque commemorating the Nurser family.  As well as the unveiling, Tim Coghlan, the current owner,  has  instituted an annual 'Nurser Award' for the best preserved and restored boat at show.  

Death of Ron Hough, the last of Frank Nurser’s apprentices

Historic Boat Rally.  Braunston Marina 

25th-26th June 2016

     © Graham Nurser 2012