Category Archives: Barges and wherries

Barges and wherries and other working boats originally for carrying cargoes

Barge Ethel Everard at Dunkirk

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With the preparations for the 75th anniversary of the 1940 rescue of the British Expeditionary Force from the beaches of Dunkirk in full flow, I was struck by this shot of the sailing barge Ethel Everard abandoned on the sand, and accompanied by two German military men.

Read the story of the Ethel Everard here.

FCT’s proposals for the regeneration of Faversham Creek Basin

FCT proposals for the regeneration of Faversham Basin

The beautiful illustration encapsulates Faversham Creek Trust’s proposals for the Creek Basin. I think it’s wonderful. Read all about it here.

However, it needs support – strong and visible support from the public, and also money, because it depends on a new swing bridge being put into place, and the FCT is appealing for money for the project.

And while I’m on this topic, two upcoming FCT talks at the Fleur de Lys Centre are on the gunpowder history of Faversham Creek (19th March) and the wildlife of the creek (24th April). See the trust’s weblog.