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John Lewington’s Barge Match picture in The Times

I’m beginning to think that someone on The Times’s editorial or photographic staff is a Thames barge fan.

Again today there is a superb barge picture, this time by John Lewington of barges in “a Thames barge race in Southend”.   Difficult to work out from the description whether it is a Thames Match at Southend, or a Southend Match.

The photograph has been entered  for the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society’s photography competition, now in its 179th year.   img20180801_20163131

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The Times does us proud today

I often think that The Times doesn’t know this part of the world exists.   But today they have done us proud.   There’s a picture of The Maldon Mud Race last Sunday and a picture of sb Marjorie in the Medway Match last Saturday.   Rob Powell’s picture I think, (please confirm).   I like the caption too.   It says “…. the Medway Barge Match, the first of seven races this summer which celebrate the historic role of barges.”

Maldon Mud Racde 2018 from TimesMedway Match 2018 Marjorie from Times

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