Legendary sailing barge skipper Bob Roberts sings Johnny Todd

Skipper of the engine-less sailing barge Cambria from 1949, singer and musician, newspaperman and writer, old Bob Roberts was what you might call a multi-talented chap.

Read all about him at the East Anglian Music Trust website and at the Wikipedia, and read about his barge at the Cambria Trust’s web pages.

We spent a great evening singing and playing on board the now restored Cambria a few days ago, and look forward to returning some time.

More songs from Bob can be found here and here.

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One thought on “Legendary sailing barge skipper Bob Roberts sings Johnny Todd”

  1. top quality stuff ! …. Bob Roberts was a member of Erith Yacht Club – and used to sing and play at the club regularly after the war. My dad knew him well – and still sings ‘the worst old ship’ and the candle light fisherman song

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