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  • The way I understand it is that they were originated because of a lack of skilled workers - up until then boats had been quite "shapely". These box like vessels were easier to build. On the water however they lacked performance. In part due to the barge racing and combined with the need to travel out of the rivers we can then see the "snib" bow deleoped. This development was not...
    Michael Land Mar 9, 2008
  • Photo posted on here and sent via email. In all my books I had just the one photo of her and even then she's in the distance. Does anyone have any more??
    Michael Land May 11, 2007
  • Just wondering if you got my email regarding Memory? Michael Yahoo! Mail is the world's favourite email. Don't settle for less, sign up for your free account today .
    Michael Land May 11, 2007
  • Sadly on the night of the 27th David Speight passed away. He will be remembered by us all for his magnificent achievement in building from scratch, the barge "British King II" in his backyard. At least he got to see her used as he wished although he was too ill to leave his bedroom when BK2 was loaded and taken away for the film (yet to be released) "Attonement". Here is a local...
    Michael Land Jan 29, 2007
  • for Thames barges you might like to see this link and see whats happening to British King II http://www.photozo.com/album/showgallery.php?cat=6773
    Michael Land Sep 6, 2006
  • Don't forget to join the second of these Thames barge groups!! Details below these messages. This group has reached it's capacity for posting photos while the other group continues to grow.
    Michael Land Jul 9, 2006
  • See message 160 for more details.
    Michael Land Jun 30, 2006
  • Hopefully you'll be able to tape the film "The Long Memory" on Thursday 6th July 1:45pm on Channel 4
    Michael Land Jun 30, 2006
  • Richard Walsh has reported that the s.b. Beatrice Maud is in the final stages of being broken up at Boating World Boat Yard, Landrake, Cornwall (On River Lynher). She was moved to there c'1996 from Morwelham Quay where she had been used as a houseboat for a number of years.
    Michael Land Apr 11, 2006
  • I have just seen the photo of the "half model" sent to me a few days ago. If you knew how many emails (mainly spam) you'd understand why I missed it. It is not a half model but Alfred Daniels business sign. See photos section which now really confuses me as to why there would be any barge name on the back.
    Michael Land Mar 16, 2006