Monthly Archives: April 2013
You can’t keep a Barge Nut down!
Julie may have taken Dave Brooks off to France on holiday, but guess what he finds? Yes, a barge; to be precise the Northdown at Port Musee Douarnenez — in Douarnenez, Bretagne. Here’s the series of pictures he took:-
Why not visit them at Maldon Quay and have a guided tour of their two Thames Barges, Pudge and Centaur.
Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully received to help keep the barges sailing.
Monday 6th May – There will be shanty singers performing on board throughout the day. Barges open from 10.30am.
There will be displays showing the work of the Thames Sailing Barge Trust on board and refreshments will be available.
The Trust looks forward to welcoming you aboard.
The story of Spearo is filmed by his son-in-law, Chris Rudland, who says “Spearo is my father-in-law and I have so often listened to his stories over the years but thought now is the time to catch them on tape for posterity so I had a go knowing Spearo wouldn’t disappoint me. I have an interest in this generation and greatly admire their knowledge, wisdom and experiences especially throughout the war years.”