Category Archives: Books
When Jim’s book, “London Light – A Sailorman’s Story” was published in May 2018 copies flew off the shelves, and before Christmas the “Sold Out” sign went up! But requests continued to come in, and publisher Richard of Chaffcutter Books was under great pressure to provide a reprint.
“Due to popular demand” is a phrase often used when a book is being reprinted or an out-of-stock article has been brought to the market again. It is absolutely true, however, about Jim’s long-awaited book.
Now we are very pleased to be able to announce that the book is back in print again, so those who missed out last time can now buy their own copy of “London Light – A Sailorman’s Story”.
Copies can be purchased on line through www.chaffcutter.com
or send a cheque for £16, including UK postage & packing to:
39 Friars Road
The committee members of SSBR usually get advance warning that the latest edition of Mainsheet is on its way. So when that light thud came as the post hit the doormat this morning I guessed it had arrived.
Charles Traill always plays his cards close to his chest and will never tell us, beyond perhaps a small hint about one item, what the contents will be. It has to be a surprise. So there is always much interest in what we will find when we open the publication.
As agreed at a committee meeting in January, Charles had included a resumé of our deliberations about the future, and with it was a photograph of the committee.
“Gosh”, I thought, “my hair does look nice, all those lovely long curls”. I hate having my photograph taken, but this was good, this was acceptable. For dear Charles had stood behind me to take his picture of the committee and it was a photo of the back of my head!
Those of you who follow The Barge Blog and its Facebook page see interesting and often chatty news about barges, barge people and the barge world, together with great photos, old and new. But you could get so much more if you joined the Society for Sailing Barge Research. For an amazing annual subscription of £20 you not only help preserve documents, photographs and artifacts on Thames sailing barges and promote research into the vessels, you also receive two copies of Mainsheet each year and an annual Topsail, our acclaimed in depth study of the history of sailing barges. And you also receive discounts on other publications commissioned by the Society. Here’s a link to the SSBR Membership Form . Do join us now.