Category Archives: Subj_Thames Sailing Barges

City Views from Reed’s Wharf House Boats

The above view was taken from the river bank just downriver of Reed’s Wharf, which is just east of St Saviour’s Dock. Reed’s Wharf has stone stairs that lead down to the beach at low tide. At that point, a … Continue reading

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Thames Sailing Barges (Background Page)

Above: The unusual sight of two Thames sailing barges moored at London Bridge City Pier, with London Bridge in the background. Until the times of the First World War (1914-18), moving things by road was carried out by horse and … Continue reading

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Hermitage Moorings at Sunset

Above: Vessels at Hermitage Moorings. This view is a close-up of a small part of another view. They were both taken on a sunny afternoon as the sun was setting on a day with clear blue sky but with a … Continue reading

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Blue Mermaid Thames Sailing Barge

Above: Blue Mermaid under sail in the lower reaches of the Thames. Just after the turn of the 1900s, there were just over 2,000 Thames barges registered in use on the Thames, which was the peak of the barge era. … Continue reading

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Tower Bridge on a Foggy Night

Above: Looking at the east side of Tower Bridge from the south side of the river. People from all over the world still seems to expect fog when they visit London. Its probably because of the many films made about … Continue reading

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Billingsgate Market (Old) and the Sailing Barge

Above: View from London Bridge of Old Billingsgate Market with the unusual sight of a Thames sailing barge moored in front of it (Click on image to enlarge to 1024×640). The Old Billingsgate Market building is a splendid sight at … Continue reading

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Tower Bridge and a Thames Sailing Barge

Above: View of Tower Bridge from Rotherhithe. It is not that rare to see a Thames sailing barge passing by on the river but the sight is always grand and to see such a vessel with Tower Bridge or some … Continue reading

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St Katharine Docks

Above: Looking north in West Dock which is now used to moor Thames Sailing Barges, along with other vessels. The original Victorian warehouses along the left of the view were demolished and new buildings were rebuilt in the same style … Continue reading

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Hay Barges on the Thames

Above: View of St Paul’s Cathedral with a hay barge in the foreground. At one time in London (when we were younger than we are now) there were many small petrol stations to be found, making filling up the car … Continue reading

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