Via Peter Ferguson we have learnt of yet another loss to the barging community. Peter has passed on the sad news that long-time member of SSBR, Mike Stammers, has died from cancer.
Mike had a great love of and interest in Thames barges. He and Peter had been close friends since their twenties, and shared many a week’s sailing together on Pudge and Centaur. His maritime interests were both professional, as Keeper of Merseyside Maritime Museum, and, in retirement, bringing his vast knowledge of vessels to publishing a number of works.