Thames Sailing Barge ‘British Empire’ Update

I previously wrote about the Thames Sailing Barge, British Empire and the rapid decline of a once handsome and rugged workhorse.

The article was picked up by The Barge Blog, who kindly included a link to my story and it seemed to generate some interest.

I recently came across some information about Thames Barges on my local history website, Goldhanger Past. There was a link to Mersea Island Museum where there is more information and a couple of photographs of the British Empire. The photos are copyrighted so I’ve only included links to them here. Continue reading “Thames Sailing Barge ‘British Empire’ Update”

National Heritage Open Day in Goldhanger

A tour of Goldhanger today as part of National Heritage Open Day.

Our guide was David Newman, who also runs the comprehensive Goldhanger Past website.

Although I’ve lived in Goldhanger about 18 years it was still a fascinating tour and I learnt things I didn’t know. Over the years I’ve read bits of the Goldhanger Past website but it has been added to so much there is always something new on it. Continue reading “National Heritage Open Day in Goldhanger”