Tag Archives: Essex

Some splendid Duck Punt sailing

I can’t imagine whey anyone would not want to do this!

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1940s and 50s barge crewman and skipper Jimmy Lawrence tells his story

Jimmy Lawrence has fabulous recall of his days sailing on barges in the 1940s and 50s, and has an entertaining way of telling stories about those times. So when we heard that he was going to be talking on Southend … Continue reading

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Ships and the Essex Coast – photos my father took in 1955-7

I love the atmospheric shots of Leigh Creek and Maldon. And talking of atmospheric, look at those ships at Tilbury – they were coal fired in those days and don’t you know it! The young female figure is my Mum, … Continue reading

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