Category Archives: River boats

Colour on the Thames, 1935

Colour on the Thames (1935) – a boat study, a film-poem, a picture postcard – and, in 1935, probably something of an experiment too. Photography by Adrian Klein, colour by Gaspar-Color.

A-raters sailing at close quarters on the Thames

A-raters racing at Bourne End on the Thames. My thanks to Fowey boatbuilder Marcus Lewis for spotting this one!

Read about the A-raters here,

A Thames lock keeper’s punt

Lock keeper's punt

This Thames lock-keeper’s punt was a featured of Chris Partridge’s childhood and having come down to him through his family, he’s sorting it out ready to put back on the water.

I must say I’m intrigued, as it’s a boat type I haven’t been aware of up to now. Read about it here – and no doubt in later Rowing  for Pleasure weblog posts as Chris’s project makes progress.