Out now – Ben Crawshaw’s book about cruising the Mediterranean in a home-built boat
Latest posts at intheboatshed.net
- OGA 50th anniversary round Britain trip group divides at the Caledonian Canal
- Pathé video of Dutch sailing barges racing
- Cruise of the Joan: Blindfold to Belfast, 1923
- Canoe sailing in Sydney Harbour, 1895
- Thames Heritage Alliance formed to campaign to protect historic sites
- Sephira the Musical Ark comes to Scotland to race – and to serenade whales
- Spider T training day on the Trent
- Oh look – back in 1946 ‘girls’ could work on boats too, according to British Pathé
- First shots from the Boat Building Academy spring student launch
- An update on Ben Wales’ restoration of the motor launch Mary
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What we’re thinking…
The Thames Heritage Alliance is a new organisation that hopes to become the voice for those concerned to protect and promote the heritage and of the Thames - including its historic maritime sites, boatyards and so on.
It's still a tiny acorn - but from tiny acorns might oaks frequently grow, and I hope this one does exactly that.
It's sorely needed. As we have seen at Faversham, Brightlingsea and elsewhere, the heritage of The Thames is under threat as never before from commercial and residential development and anything messy and noisy - such as working boatyards - being driven out, not least because they can't compete when waterside property values are sky-high.
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