Among Watermen & Lightermen

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Two brilliant articles written by the website spitalfieldslife are well worth a read.  The first follows John Dwan & John Hughes at Corys.   The other following Bob Prentice

The links can be found below:




General VIII on charter

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General VIII is said to have been chartered to ‘S.Walsh & Sons’ on a 2 year agreement.   She is currently being used towing mud away from bow creek to Coldharbour for the Abbey Mills (Lee tunnel) development 

Look at Life on the River Thames 1959

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one of the best pieces of Nostalgic and informative footage that I have come across shot during the time when the Thames was bustling with activity. Just note how immaculate each of these vessels were, proudly kept by each owner and crew

New Forum & Photo Gallery update

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A new forum has been added to the site and can be found by clicking the ‘Forum’ link at the top of this page.       The photo gallery itself uses coppermine software and has been updated to the latest version which supports new features and improvements to follow.   A few of the new tweaks are the forum itself,  social network sharing of photos (post a photo directly to facebook for example) and also more options when posting a comment under a photo

We hope you guests use the forum as much as possible as it would be a great resource for research and Thames chit chat.

Forever missed, Never forgotten

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A true and proud waterman who put a smile on everyones faces was taken from us today. A huge character who will be grately missed by all those who were lucky enough to have known him.

Rest in peace Ben Woolacott (19/12/1991 – 03/08/2011)
Forever missed, Never forgotten X

Lightermen (1985)

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