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Winter options for tea/coffee/lunch:
Edith May Tea Rooms, Lower Halstow, Kent - now closed, but try Sun Pier Tea Room Chatham, where Edith May is often based
The Barge Tea Rooms, Hydrogen Maldon Quay, Essex - last day Easter Monday before sailing trips begin

Visiting Maldon, try:
32 The Hythe for B&B or
S.B. Reminder for self-catering accommodation.

Balckweater Barge Match 2013 - DVD now available -
see
Blackwater Sailing Barge Match Association

Colne Smack and Barge Race Results

Next Barge Match -Medway 7th June 2014

Poetry Corner


Please send email with any recommendations you have.


Thames Sailing Barges have a significant following for a variety of reasons. They were the workhorses of the East Coast before motorisation firstly in ships, but then subsequently on the roads gradually reduced their commercial viability.

A number of these vessels still survive in various roles, some fully active, others used as house barges or are awaiting restoration, while many are rotting away, abandoned in creeks long ago.


These pages are an attempt to utilise modern technology to promote these traditional craft.


Any comments about the pages as they develop are welcome. I'll be pleased to hear about your barging interests, and do let me know if you spot any errors, or have any updated information.


bargemaster@thamesbarge.org.uk

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