The Calendar Act 1752 brought about further changes.
In 1582 Pope Gregory XIII had reformed the calendar, then in use, known as the Julian Calendar (named after Julius Caesar).
In publications you may see this written as January 1750/51, the year as it was known at the time / the year as we know it now.
In Scotland, 1 January became the official beginning of the year in 1600, the day after 31 December 1599.Today Braunston Marina is a major centre for leisure craft and narrowboats , with modern mooring facilities for 250 boats.a large, busy brokerage selling all types of new and used steel narrowboats.We have dry and wet docks, craneage pad and a service area capable of most repairs.A number of other boat businesses operate within the marina. Our event highlight is our annual Historic Boat Rally, held over the last week-end in June, with upwards of 80 old working boats joining the grand parade, many of which are on the national Historic Boat Register.