Monthly Archives: August 2017

Alice welcomes HMS Queen Elizabeth

The biggest warship built by Britain sailed into her home base of Portsmouth today, and, of course, there had to be a Thames sailing barge there to welcome her.   Here are some pictures of HMS Queen Elizabeth, bigger than a whole street of houses, with Alice.

The Bargees’ Cowes

32 “Thoroughbreds of the Tideway” compete in the 1928 Thames Sailing Barge Match  –  what a beautiful silent film.


Reminder gets her broad pennant

We reported in April that sb Reminder had been named by National Historic Ships as its Regional Flagship of the Year 2017 for East Anglia.

Now Reminder has been presented with her broad pennant by National Historic Ships at Maldon.DGxzW7UW0AAt8vL

Great film of Thames Match by Harley Deards

This is a marvellous film of the 2017 Thames Match made by Harley Deards.   Congratulations Harley, this is one well worth keeping.

We shall also be having some other films from him during the year.






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