Barges on the telly: Jimmy Lawrence and Nick Ardley on BBC2 TV 29th and 30th September

Jimmy Lawrence talking about life on the barges I gather that the first programme of the new BBC2 series Floating History of Britain goes out on the 30th September, and that it is to be about Thames sailing barges. I’m told it will include material from this year’s Thames Match. I told also that the … Continue reading “Barges on the telly: Jimmy Lawrence and Nick Ardley on BBC2 TV 29th and 30th September”

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Old images of barges and Southend Pier

My thanks to Malcolm Woods, who found this poster from 1915 posted on this New Zealand-based world transport website. The photo below from The Barge Blog of the pierhead in the old days before the fire good too. Go to the weblog to read about it. The barge connection? well you can just spot some spars at … Continue reading “Old images of barges and Southend Pier”