Category Archives: Working boats

Can we save UK’s oldest fishing vessel, celebrate the unique Fal Oyster and help recruit youth into a traditional sailing fleet?

Can we save UK’s Oldest Fishing Vessel, celebrate the unique Fal Oyster and help recruit youth into a traditional sailing fleet. from Fal Oyster on Vimeo. I’m not sure about the claim that Shadow is the oldest fishing boat in … 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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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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