Lighterman Tom

Mike Dawson contacted our Facebook page to let us see this lovely old British Pathe film of Robert Layton singing “Lighterman Tom” in 1933.    There are references to “Tilbury Town”, (of great interest to me), and shots of Thames barges on the river.   What a lovely old film!

Here’s the link.



Posted on 19/01/2015, in Films and Videos and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Wonderful river scenes I remember those days but all the sailing barges then had a engine I served 4years mate of the Decima when she was a Motor barge for Greenhithe lighterage ,


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