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Decima on show at Dartford Nautical Festival

Some of us have been following with great interest sb Decima’s risky but brave journey up to the lock at Dartford Creek, where she has been during the winter.

This weekend there’s a chance to see Decima and to have a great day out at the Dartford Nautical Festival.   It’s on Sunday 27th May starting at 1pm.   Here are the details.

Dartford Nautical Festival

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Don’t forget it’s the TSBT Film Show on Sunday

This coming Sunday

TSBT Film Show coming to Faversham

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The last Mate visits Cambria

David Rye drew my attention today, via Facebook, to a lovely film about Cambria, starring Dick Durham.

I hadn’t seen the film before and it’s absolutely fascinating.   There are some great pictures of Cambria, below deck, as she is now and some old pictures too including some nice shots of Bob Roberts.

Dick tells some wonderful stories about his fourteen months as the last Mate of Cambria when she was in trade.   He was a handsome young man of 18 at the time.

Here’s the link to the film.

 

Ena being re-decked on TV today

A bit of a treat this afternoon, Saturday 2 January.

On the Quest TV channel the programme “Salvage Squad” is on for most of the day.Ena_24_1
And at 4 pm it will be showing an episode about Lee Hurst and his team working on a Thames Sailing Barge.   This is a repeat, previously shown in 2002.

At almost 90 feet long, the 1906 wooden sb Ena is the largest challenge the squad has tackled, and the barge has to be re-decked in a month.

This will give real-life barge restorers the chance to watch, laugh, and perhaps criticize  –  what a treat!

QUEST TV CHANNEL  –  SATURDAY 2 JANUARY

4 pm to 5 pm    SALVAGE SQUAD

If you have Freeview, then Quest is Channel Number 37.

Medway Match 2015 taken by Chriss Hallam from Cambria

We’ve added to our list of videos the lovely film made by Chriss Hallam

Photo courtesy Chriss Hallam

of the 2015 Medway Barge Match.   He was on board sb Cambria, so there are some good shots of her deck, rigging, and so on, including a nice one of Skipper Ian at the wheel.   We like the music too!

Here’s the link

Christmas Greetings

Happy Christmas and a good New Year to everyone.

Conference on The River and Port of London

The 48th London & Middlesex Archaeological Society Local History Conference will have as its theme The River and Port of London.

The Conference will be held at the Museum of London on Saturday 16th November, from 10.30 to 4.00pm.

Tickets  available via     http://www.lamas.org.uk/localhistory2013

with payment through Paypal or by cheque payable to LAMS with SAE, from Eleanor Stanier, 48 Coval Road, London SW14 7RL.    The fee including tea & biscuits is £15.

UPDATE  –  This Conference has proved so popular that tickets have sold out, but there may be a few returns available on the door.

 

New clip on our Video page

Great video clip of the 2012 Pin Mill Match, filmed from Reminder, and showing Edith May and Reminder neck and neck as they re-enter Harwich Harbour.   Click here.

Happy Christmas

With very best wishes for a Happy Christmas and a good New Year to all our friends.

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