Category Archives: History

Aerial photos of Thames sailing barges

This gallery of aerial photos of Thames sailing barges from the 1940s is an interesting document – not least because it shows clearly how far barges in those days would travel, as can be seen from the shot of Kingston … Continue reading

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Rescue Wooden Boats folks continue boat restoration, organise fishing family meet and build their archives

The folks at Norfolk’s Rescue Wooden Boats are doing wonderful work for their area – and there’s no doubt that that there should be organisations like this right round our coast. Ther’s a real vision here. Can we have a similar … Continue reading

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Summer Cruise – Frank Dye’s famous film of cruising from Scotland to Norway via the Faroes in a dinghy

This is the classic film of Frank Dye’s small open-boat cruise with his friend Russell Brockbank from Scotland to Norway via the Faroes in his 15ft 10in Wayfarer dinghy, Wanderer.  Don’t try this at home folks… The boat is now in the … Continue reading

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