On the advice of Dave and Izzie, I finally got round last week to registering Chertsey on the National Historic Ships Register. I did it all online, send it off into the ether, and waited to hear back from them. Obviously they liked the sound of Chertsey because I received a certificate in the post today, along with a very swish annual report, notable for presenting the accounts in a way I was able to understand. There are quite a few narrow boats on the register - including Tarporley and Dave and Izzie's Bath. One interesting thing is that they give grants towards restoration - small but significant amounts - which may well be worth investigating. Jim does enjoy a nice grant application. Chertsey's details aren't up on the website yet, but I'll get another post out of it when they are.