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SSBR at TSBT’s Open Day where we became a Scooter Park!

Time to pack up at the end of a cold and tiring day.   It was TSBT’s Open Day at Maldon Hythe Quay yesterday.

Large number of visitors enjoyed tea and home-made cakes on board sb Centaur and were no doubt pleased to sit down out of the wind for a while with a warming cuppa.  Wonderful TSBT volunteers were showing adults, children and dogs round the barge.  Funny to see little dogs with short legs not liking the steep slope up to the deck at high tide.   Several stopped half way and didn’t want to move.

TSBT generously invited SSBR to have a table in their tent on the Quay.   Don Wright and I talked to lots of visitors and acted as a Scooter Park for all the children, but sadly did not sell a single book!   Still at least we were there showing the SSBR banner.

Sb Thistle went out for an afternoon sail to Osea.   Here she is nearly home.

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Film Show at Maldon

Filmshow Poster Maldon Feb 2018

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

Just 7 Days to go! Don’t miss the Show!

Just 7 days to go before The Thames Sailing Barge Trust and thfilm-show-poster-grey-v2-2-march-2017-updatee Society for Sailing Barge Research hold an Archive Thames Sailing Barge Film Evening on Saturday 11th March at Maldon Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon.

Some of the films will not have been shown before.

The event is to raise funds for the SSBR and Thames Sailing Barge Trust.

Tickets are still available in advance and cost £7.00 per person.   Or on the evening they can be purchased for £8.00.

Doors open at 7:00 pm and the film show starts at 7:30 pm. There will be a real ale bar and teas and coffee. We will also hold a raffle.

To obtain tickets visit the Maldon Tourist Information Office, Wenlock Way, Maldon, or they can be obtained by post by sending a cheque payable to Thames Sailing Barge Trust and a self addressed envelope to:  John Rayment, 12 Wisdoms Green, Coggeshall, Colchester. Essex CO6 1SG.
Postal applications need to arrive before the 7th March, so tickets can be returned.

Thank you for your support.

The Sailing Barge Show

Not to be missed is the event coming soon organized by the Blackwater Sailing Barge Match Association.

Called the Sailing Barge Show, it features a new talk by Jim Lawrence, one of the last surviving sailing barge skippers from the days of trade.   There will also be a short film of the 2015 match, films from the Association’s archive and a model boat exhibition.

What promises to be a very interesting evening will take place on Saturday 6th February, at 7.30 pm, at Maldon Town Hall.   Tickets are £3 each, and there will be refreshments and a quiz in the interval.                                   

Here’s a link to the poster about the event.  BSBMA Poster              

 

TSBT to have Sea Songs & Shanty Evening

Poster Picture

Centaur film show in Maldon on 7 March

Great opportunity to see the film of the Restoration of Centaur, and support the Thames Sailing Barge Trust’s work of maintaining its two barges, Centaur and Pudge.

Centaur Restoration Film Show (3)

Good field for the Blackwater Match

Plenty of wind for the Blackwater Match on Saturday, and it attracted a good ???????????????????????????????????????????field in all classes.

The Match was well advertised on the Quay and Promenade at Maldon, but it was disappointing that so few people were at either place for when the barges returned.   Probably the time, the last one arrived at about 5.30pm, and the very cold wind by then put them off.   Certainly, apart from The Barge Blog, there were only two people at the far end of the Promenade by the statue who knew what was happening.

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Click here for the Results, courtesy of the Sailing Barge Association.

Open Days on Centaur and Pudge

The Thames Sailing Barge Trust will be holding two Open Days on Sunday 5th May Pudge 12th March 2012 (27)and Monday 6th May.

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.

Sunday 5th May  –  The world Centaur (TSBT photofamous Maldon Mud Race takes place so there will be lots to see and do.   Barges open from 11 am.

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.

Getting warm by Thistle’s fire

On a bitterly cold day at Maldon yesterday, it was nice and cosy by the fire DSCF0400 Nice & warm in cabin, Thistle at Maldon (Travel Fair)on board Thistle.

And here’s Dilys Renouf telling group travel visitors from the Essex Tourism and Leisure Show about the barge and the 2013 sailing programme available from Topsail Charters. 

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