Category Archives: River boats

Late 1930s Norfolk punt for sale

Brian Pearson spotted this beautiful 1939 Herbert Woods-built Norfolk punt for sale on eBay. At 22ft length over all, she is carvel-built and bears the number 43, and is named Curlew. Curlew was owned and raced by Herbert Woods in 1943 … Continue reading

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Barge rowing on the Thames

I didn’t know the sport of barge rowing or ‘driving’ even existed until I read about the 2014 Thames Historic Barge Rowing Event on The Liquid Highway. It’s being held on the 28th June and if the YouTube above is … Continue reading

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Petition – save the tradition of salmon netting on the Tamar and Tavy

We met Tamar salmon netter Alec Friendship this weekend – and learned that there’s a serious danger that riparian fishing rights owners along the river will get their way and end traditional salmon netting by a tiny number of just … Continue reading

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