Pin Mill Barge Match tomorrow.......

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PaulJ
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Pin Mill Barge Match tomorrow.......

Post by PaulJ » 26 Jul 2019, 21:54

Tomorrow is the day of the Pin Mill Barge Match...... Back in the day these wonderful old Thames Barges used to ply their trade up and down the East Coast and across to Holland. The last operational one, the Cambria, was based in Pin Mill and ceased trading in (I think) 1977 but she has been kept going and will be sailing tomorrow. The boats have been arriving over the last few days and are moored up and down the river........
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There are 14 barges entered and the forecast is for N'wly F4......... 'Should be worth watching! :P

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Re: Pin Mill Barge Match tomorrow.......

Post by PaulJ » 27 Jul 2019, 18:52

Ah.... Real "Retro Sailing" ;)
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:P :P :P

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Re: Pin Mill Barge Match tomorrow.......

Post by GeeW » 27 Jul 2019, 19:42

Oooh, I have promised my self a go on one of those at some point in the near future. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Pin Mill Barge Match tomorrow.......

Post by Colonel Blink » 01 Aug 2019, 12:09

I can remember seeing Thames barges going up and down the Medway estuary when I was a kid, rooting around in the smelly mud in Otterham creek looking for old bottles........

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Re: Pin Mill Barge Match tomorrow.......

Post by GarydNB » 01 Aug 2019, 13:35

'Rooting' heh heh snigger...

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