1. Postcard of sailing barge BLACKWATER at Bradwell. Believed to be pre-1935.
The distant vessel is most likely to be CARNARVONSHIRE 9,406 grt built 1914, but...
Date: Before 1935
Image ID RG040003
2. The last berth for a pair of Thames sailing barges, in the Blackwater, just above Heybridge Basin. The nearest barge is the CHARLES BURLEY, Official No.115905,...
Date: 14 June 2009
Image ID IA003275
3. Barge GOLDEN FLEECE unloading timber on Mersea Hard. The lorries are ex-Army World War I lorries with solid tyres.
The left lorry NO1671 is from Clifford...
Image ID IA002310
4. Barge P.A.M. at Mersea Strood. Believed to have been taken by skipper George Blake or his camera.
P.A.M. was built 1901 Rochester Official No. 114801 and...
Image ID HBC_018_001
5. Barge P.A.M. discharging stone at Mersea Strood, with a cheerful gang of Ukrainians. From "Tide Time" by A.S. Bennett, published 1949. Chapter X describes the...
Image ID IA002160
6. Flooding Mistley Quay
Image ID BF03_001_034_001
7. HADLEIGH CASTLE 1912 loading threshing tackle Barling Quay to deliver on Potton Island. James Walton on deck (left hand). From H Smith, High Street, Great...
Image ID BF03_001_045_001
8. Ketch barge KATE & EMILY at Pin Mill. Official Number 415.
The Big Barges describes the KATE and EMILY as "A clumsy barge with square stern and round...
Image ID BF03_001_049_001
9. Kirby - the quay. Sailing barge FRED. She belonged to Smeed Dean & Co, of Kent and had probably brought bricks.
Image ID BF03_001_064_003
10. The last commercial square rigger to discharge at Ipswich with the spritsail barges MAY and KIMBERLEY. Photo Arthur Bennett.
The square rigged ship is the...
From: LOCAL PHOTOS, POSTCARDS
Date: July 1939
Image ID BF03_001_121_001
11. Revival of straw trade. Stackies being towed down Colchester River in 'convoy', bound for the Kent paper mills. The left hand barge is BRITISH EMPIRE registered...
Image ID BF03_002_003_002
12. Schooner barge FRIENDSHIP of 1890. Another copy of the photograph has the caption "Ketch barge under tow leaving Dover ( Roger Finch )"
From MNL 1891:...
Date: after 1890
Image ID BF03_003_007_002
13. High water in the Colne. A fleet of barges gets under way with the first of the ebb, bound for the Thames and Medway. This photograph was one of Douglas Went's...
Image ID BF21_001_004_001
14. Barge MAY FLOWER at Maldon. GB on the sail is Green Brothers, her owners.
Image ID BF67_001_036_002
15. A latter-day stack barge, the VIOLET of Maldon, owned by Francis and Guilders of Colchester, towing down the Colne off Rowhedge in 1948. The hold and deck are...
Image ID BF67_001_042_001
16. Billy Austin, for many years into the 1950s skipper of the READY (MIROSA), at the wheel. Identified in BOXV_012_003
Image ID BF67_001_048_001
17. The spritsail barge HYACINTH of Maldon was built there by Howard 1889, for E H Bentall. She was owned by George Littlebury of Colchester when this photograph...
Image ID BF67_001_050_001
18. John Leather at the wheel of a barge. The location
is Rowhedge Ironworks where John worked as a draughtsman and surveyor as
evident by the leather patches...
Image ID BF68_001_008_001
19. Unidentified barge being rebuilt at Maldon. A negative but there is also an unscanned print of this.
"I'm pretty sure this is OAK. Cook's books show an...
Image ID BF68_001_025_003
20. Unknown barge loaded with timber passing Rowhedge. CAP PILAR and Wivenhoe in background.
Image ID BF68_001_030_007
21. CAMBRIA unloading at Fingringhoe. She was built by the Everards at Greenhithe in 1906 and registered in London Official No. 120676.
Image ID BF68_001_030_014
22. NORTHDOWN and REDOUBTABLE
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23. Barges in the snow at Colchester Hythe. Ice on the river - the view is down the Colne from Hythe Bridge. The barge nearest is FLEUR DE LIS and on the opposite...
Image ID BF68_001_129_002
Used in Spritsail Barges of the Thames and Medway, page 34.
Image ID BF68_001_129_011
25. Smead Deen Barge in Thames (?)
Image ID BF68_001_129_012
26. Aldous Successors Ltd catalogue - page 26. Smithy and Ironwork section. Photo of barge RUNIC being converted. Official No. 118460.
Image ID BF69_001_029
27. Barge RUNIC being converted at Aldous Successors, Brightlingsea. Official No. 118460, built Krimpen 1904, owned by E.J. & W. Goldsmith.
Photograph from an...
Image ID BF69_001_029_001
28. Sailing barge prepares to drop down through the opening in the Army bridge across the Colne connecting Rowhedge with Wivenhoe. This was built by the Royal...
From: Rowhedge photos and documents
Image ID BF70_001_050_001
29. Sailing barge LADY OF THE LAKE built for service on Lake Nyassa.
Forrestt & Co. Ltd., 1905 Catalogue, Page 53.
Used in Barges, page 27.
From: Wivenhoe shipyards photos and documents
Image ID BF73_001_079_054
30. Cement Mud and Muddies. A History of the APCM Barges, by F.G. Willmott.
Published 1977, ISBN 0 905270 02 9.
Front Cover. Inset picture is DUNSTABLE...
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