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Working a Thames sailing barge circa 1950.

Peter Thomson

Working a Thames sailing barge circa 1950.

by Peter Thomson

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Centaur (barge).

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationp. 457-462 :
    Number of Pages462
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20856937M

      The last of the Thames Barge skippers Meet Jimmy Lawrence, one of the last men to skipper a working Thames Barge. He has been working on these beautiful sailing . And it was while working at East Anglian Times that F.T. Everard and Sons offered Roberts the captaincy of the Cambria, the Thames sailing barge he was to make famous. Working as a bargeman allowed Roberts to collect songs from bargemen and others he met along the East Anglian coast, which he added to his repertoire of his own songs. Working on barges also affected Roberts literary output, .

    Greta is a Thames Sailing Barge built in to be used as a working barge transporting cargo on th 5/5(19). SB. Centaur. SB Centaur is a wooden Thames sailing barge, built in Harwich, Essex, England in She was used to carry various cargoes, mainly grain, for the next 60 years. During the First World War she carried food and coal to the French Channel ports. During the Second World War Centaur was damaged when sailing to assist with the Dunkirk sioned:

    Archive Sailing Barge Film Show. In aid of Thames Sailing Barge Trust and Society for Sailing Barge Research. Tickets £ on the door or in advance from TSBT, 25 Repertor Drive, Maldon, CM9 6FQ. Send cheque payable to Thames Sailing Barge Trust and stamped addressed envelope.   Greenwich built barges Of most interest were the Thames Sailing Barges - operational in the late 19th century until the midth. Some of these were very, very famous vessels and there is a huge amount of interest out there and many enthusiasts. As a working barge she took Ballast and sand from Brightlingsea and became a motor barge in.


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Working a Thames sailing barge circa 1950 by Peter Thomson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Working a Thames Sailing Barge Circa By Peter Thompson, published November Abstract. Written in to celebrate the centenary of the launch of the Thames Barge Sailing Club’s Centaur, this article is based on the oral history of her last-but-one skipper to have her in trade, Stan Yeates, and covers the years By then.

A Thames sailing barge is a type of commercial sailing boat once common on the River Thames in flat-bottomed barges with a shallow draught and leeboards, were perfectly adapted to the Thames Estuary, with its shallow waters and narrow tributary larger barges were seaworthy vessels, and were the largest sailing vessel to be handled by just two men.

This book represents the culmination of 50 years ongoing research into the details and fate of over Thames sailing barges. Over of those whose fate is known are listed here in almost pages, listed by name or location, details of build, ownership operation and fate, aided by location charts for places with concentrations of remains.

A traditional Thames barge seen here in the Lower Thames estuary circa Engraving of the Hungerford Bridge, London scanned at high resolution from a book printed in This image is believed to be free of all copyright.

Chapter 15 Sailing Barges Somewhere between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the massive Thames ship building industry moved, or was sent, to the North of England and Scotland. It was cheaper to build iron ships there because of the easy availability of coal and iron.

Our site is dedicated to researching the history of Thames sailing barges and barge builders and the watermen and lightermen who worked on the wharves and docks along the river and travelled the Thames from Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Essex to London.

Links can be found to other river sites. Will is a Thames sailing barge, built in Great Yarmouth by Fellows & Co in She is ft ( m) long, ft ( m) across and ft ( m) deep.

Will Everard, as she was originally known, was commissioned as one of four steel barges; the largest ever is a mulie, with a spritsail rigged mainmast, a topmast and a gaff-rigged of registry: London, United Kingdom.

Circa Police officers skate on the frozen Thames during a particular cold winter at the turn of the 19th century Philipp Kester/ullstein bild via Getty Images 3/ “The Sailing Barge Preservation Society bought Memory in to keep alive the sight of a working sailing barge, but, following a collision in the Thames, she was taken to a yard at Grays where it was found that there was considerably more rot in her timbers than had been thought.

And it was while working at East Anglian Times that F.T. Everard and Sons offered Roberts the captaincy of the Cambria, the Thames Sailing Barge he was to make famous. Working. Thames Sailing Barges at Leigh (43pp) Published Privately. Reprinted #£ PYNER, Alf: An Introduction to the Thames Sailing Barge: Passmore Edwards Museum QUARM, Roger & WYLLIE, John: Marine Artist Barrie & Jenkins # ROBERTS, Bob: Coasting Barge Master (pp).

Regarded as a latter day racing Queen, the “Edith May” dominated the Sailing Barge Matches of the ’s, 70’s and early 80’s and to this day her reputation is still revered amongst bargemen. During the mid ’s, the barge was sold and completely refitted for charter work.

Thames Sailing Barge Trust (TSBT), Maldon, Essex. 3K likes. Let's go sailing & help preserve Thames Barges - together/5(30). Working a Thames Sailing Barge Circa By Peter Thompson Written in to celebrate the centenary of the launch of the Thames Barge Sailing Club’s Centaur, this article is based on the oral history of her last-but-one skipper to have her in trade, Stan Yeates, and covers the years Landmarks - Last Working Thames Sailing Barge - Tower Bridge, River Thames, London Engraving depicting the Thames Sailing Barge, a type of commercial sailing boat common on the River Thames in London in the 19th century.

Thames Sailing Barge Greta And Photos Of Whitstable Harbour,Great Views Of The Wind Farm,Red Sands Forts. The Apollo Duck website has an advertisement from MJLewis Boatsales of Maldon offering the built Thames sailing barge for sale at £, Decima off Southend Pier, Southend Match Decima was built by FG Fay & Co of Southampton, being one of twenty identical steel barges built by the company for EJ Goldsmith’s of Grays, who traded.

This list contains barges that were recorded in Mercantile Navy Lists. Click Details for more information about the source of the data. There is much more information on many of these barges in The Sailing Barge Compendium, published by the Society for Sailing Barge Research.

She raced and was 3rd Champion Topsail barge on the Thames in2nd Thames in 3rd Thames in She was broken up in the s, having been used as a house boat at Cheyne Walk. Haughty Belle.

She was built for ith in wood as a Counter stern racing barge with iron leeboards. Shop our full range of Thames Sailing Barge Trust merchandise online and we'll deliver straight to your door. From Keyrings to postcards and even clothing.

Centaur Centenary Book. A guide to sail handling and working practices on the sailing barge Pudge. The Thames Sailing Barge Trust will be holding two Open Days on Sunday 5th May and Monday 6th May. Why not visit them at Maldon Quay and have a guided tour of their two Thames Barges, Pudge and Centaur.

Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully received to help keep the barges sailing.[2] Chelsea Yacht & Boat Company, - Exhibition History [3] The Thames Sailing Barge Compendium, compiled by John White.

Printed by The Society for Sailing Barge Research [4] ‘Flats Afloat’ by John Goodwin,RBKC Local Studies Archive.The highlight of the year is the annual London barge race when many barges compete on a course off the coast. There are a number of other pages on this site about the River Blackwater including a page on the impact of Thames Barges in World Wars 1 and 2.

To visit these pages please visit the main index by clicking the District History button above.