hard at work constructing the barge in South Dock Marina and hopes it will be ready for this year’s Barge Driving Event in July. The barge itself is the same dimensions as the PLA’s winning barge Blackwall, which will hopefully see more competitive
races as the years go on. The barge owned by The Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames has been pledged with £20,000 in donations by Freemen and members of the court. A name for the new barge should be chosen soon.
After many years of lighters being scrapped, lost and dwindling
Bill Robinson, of the Thames Barge Driving Trust, and his team have been
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