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SAILING BARGE BIBLIOGRAPHY

This bibliography has been prepared by  the S.S.B.R. and includes all known books and booklets relating to the Thames Sailing Barge. ( Many of the books listed are now unavailable except possibly from public Libraries). 

Books marked #  ARE available by post from:-  

Roger Newlyn, SSBR Sales Officer,  7 Hopewell Drive, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 4PX. 

Tel: 01474 324096.   Email: rogernewlyn@aol.com

(Pease contact Roger for availability, price (where not indicated in red) and cost of postage). 
AUTHOR(S) TITLE PUBLISHER / DATE

ALLENDALE, John

Sailorman Between the Wars (205pp)

John Hellewell Publications. 1978 #

ANDERSON, Jo

Anchor and Hope (205pp)

Hodder & Stroughton. 1970

ISBN 0.340 2307.1#

ARDLEY Nick The May Flower a Barging Childhood(256pp)

Tempus Publishing Ltd

ISBN 978-0-7524-4225-9 # £16.99

BAGSHAW, Albert & Cyril

 (Edited by Richard Walsh)

Coasting Sailorman (192pp) (137Illustrations)

Chaffcutter Books. 1998

ISBN 0.9532422.0.X # £21.95

BAGSHAW, Capt. George Reminiscences of a Thames Spritsail Barge Skipper (78pp) Private Publication. £27.50

BARBER, Antonia

Ring in the Rough Stuff (Children's Fiction) (204pp)

Jonathan Cape. 1983

ISBN 0.224.02076.5#

BECKETT, Roger

The Thames Sailing Barge, a practical guide (46pp- A4)

Published Privately. 1994 £5.00

 

BENHAM, Hervey

Last Stronghold of Sail (202pp)

George G.Harrap & Co. 1948

Reprinted 1948,1950

Reissued 1981

Reprinted 1986(Paperback)

ISBN 0.245.53784.8

BENHAM, Hervey

Down Tops'l (192pp)

George G.Harrap & Co. 1951

2nd Edition  1971

Reprinted 1986(Paperback)

ISBN 0.245.50661.6#

BENHAM, Hervey

Once Upon A Tide (240pp)

George G.Harrap & Co. 1955

Revised Reprint 1971

ISBN 0.245.50804 #

BENHAM, Hervey

(With Finch, R. & Ferguson, P.)

The Big Barges (168pp)

George G.Harrap & Co. 1983

ISBN 0.245.54003.2#

BENNETT, Arthur S

June of Rochester (256pp)

Edward Arnold & Co. 1939

Reprint 1949#

BENNETT, Arthur S

Tide Time (165pp)

G.Allen & Unwin Ltd. 1949#

BENNETT, Arthur S

Us Bargemen (199pp)

Meresborough Books, 1980

ISBN 0.905270.207#£6.95

BLUE CIRCLE GROUP

100 Years of River Trading Barges

Blue Circle Group Public Relations. 1977 #

BROWN, Gordon

Mate of the Caprice (157pp)

Seafarer Books. 1995

ISBN 0.85036-444.2 #£6.95

CARR, Frank G.G.

Sailing Barges (1931-350pp, 1989-462pp)

Hodder & Stroughton. 1931

Revised Peter Davis Co. 1951

Reprint Conway Maritime Press 1971

Revised Terence Dalton.  1989

ISBN 0.86138.060.6#

CARR, Frank G.G.

Vanishing Craft  (1934-108pp)

(with 20illustrations by Frank Mason R.I.)

London Country Life. 1934 #

CARR, Marion

Call of the Running Tide (95pp)

Sailtrust Ltd. 1983

ISBN0.946547.01.7#

CHILDS, Bob

Rochester Sailing Barges of the Victorian Era. (212pp)

Published Privately. 1995

 

CLARKE, D.H. (Nobby)

East Coast Passage. (221pp)

Longman & Co. 1971

ISBN 0.582.19374.6#

COOK Clifford J

A Barge on the Blocks. (64pp A5)

Printed Privately. 1984

COOMBE, Derek Spritsail Bargemen (A4, 120pp, 125 B & W Photos).

Pennant Books 2003

ISBN 0.9505413.2.4  #£12.00

COOMBE, Derek The London River & Kentish Shore(A4, 118pp, 121 B&W Photos)

Pennant Books 2003

ISBN 0.9506413.3 2  #£15.00

COOMBE, Derek Seaways  - The Lore of the Kentish Shore ( A4 glossy, 124pp. Approx.140 photographs )

Pennant Books 2010

Pennant Books at 16 Fairfield Road, Bosham, Chichester PO18 8JH.

£13.50 inc P& P

COOPER, F.S. & CHANCELLOR, J.

A Handbook of Sailing Barges (111pp)

Adlard Coles Ltd. 1955#

Reprint 1967

Facsimilie Reissue 1989 

COOPER, F.S.

Racing Sailormen (109pp)

Percival Marshall Co. 1963#

CORDELL, A, FERGUSON, P & PEARSALL, A.

Old Post Card Views.

No 1 River Thames (1976)

No 2 Rivers & Coast of Kent (1978)

No 3 Rivers & Coast of east Anglia (1983) #

Nautical Pictorial,

 

 

 

CORDELL, A. & WILLIAMS, L. The Past Glory Of Milton Creek (255pp)

Meresborough Books, 1985

ISBN 0948.193042#

DAVIS, D.F. The Thames Barge, Her Gear & Rigging David & Charles. 1970#
DENT, Graham The Third Hand (Fiction) 

Ashridge Press. 1998

ISBN 1.901214.20.6 #£12.00

DENT, Graham

Tidal Tales (Fiction)

Ashridge Press. 1998

ISBN 1.901214.60.5#£9.00

DURHAM, Dick

The Last Sailorman. (166pp)

 Terence Dalton.  1989

ISBN 0.86138.067.3 #£13.95

ELLIS, Tony

The Sailing barges of Maritime England (80pp)

Shepperton Swan. 1982

ISBN 0.906986.03.6 #

FARNHAM, Tony

A Conversation with Dick The Dagger - (78pp)

SSBR, 2001

Revised Reprint 2002 in association with Chaffcutter Books. ISBN 0.9500515.9.4 #£10.00 (+£2.00 p & p. )

FINCH, Roger Sailing Craft of the British Isles Collins 1976#

FINCH, Roger

A Cross in the Topsail (122pp)

The Boydell Press. 1979

ISBN 085115.113.2 #

FINCH, Roger & BENHAM, Hervey

Sailing Craft of East Anglia

Terence Dalton.  1987

FRANCIS, Capt. Duncan

Punching the Tide. The Life Of A Motorbargeman. (79pp - A4)

St. Pauls Trust Centre, Liverpool. 1999

FREESTON, E.C. & KENT, B.

Modelling Thames Sailing Barges (96pp)

Conway Maritime Press 1976

ISBN 0.85177.091.6#

GARRETT, K.S.

Everards of Greenhithe (238pp)

World Ship Society. 1991

ISBN 0.905617.58.4#

GARRETT, K.S.

R. Lapthorn & Company Limited

Ships in Focus Publications 2001

ISBN 1-901703-41-X#

GARRETT, K.S. Crescent Shipping Ships in Focus Publications 2010   #(£40 INC P & P)

HAZELL, Martin

Sailing Barges (Shire Album 13)

Shire Publications1976

Reprinted 1982

3RD EDITION 2001

ISBN 0.7478.0492.3 #£3.50

HAZLETON Ivan Time Before the Mast - A Bargemans Story (A4, 176pp, 50 Illustrations) Minerva Press 2001

Revised Edition  Chaffcutter Books, 2003

ISBN 0-9532422-5-0 #£16.00

HEARN, Peter

Sailing a Thames Barge - Sail by Sail (24pp)

Published Privately. 1995

Revised & Enlarged Edition 2010 #£8.00

HERBERT, A. P.

The Singing Swan (Fiction) (470pp)

Methuen & Co. 1968#

HORLOCK, A.H. (Chub) & R.J. (Bob)

Mistleyman's Log (226pp)

Fisher Nautical Press. 1977

ISBN 0.904340.01.5 #£25.00

IONIDES, Cyril

A Floating Home (200pp)

Chatto & Windus. 1918

Reprint 1919

Revised Edition 336pp Chaffcutter Books, 

# 35guineas

JONES, Tristian

A Steady Trade

The Bodley Head. 1982

Waterline Books. Reprint 1997

KEMP, John

a Fair Wind for London (149pp)

Sailtrust Ltd 1983

ISDN 0.946547.00.9 #

LARKEN, Peggy

Five Sisters (208pp)

Robert hale Co. 1970#

Fredk Muller Co. Revised Edition 1977.#

ISBN 7091.1212.2

LEATHER, John

Barges (235pp)

Adlard Coles . 1984

ISBN 0.229.11594.2 #

MAILLART, Ella K.

Gypsy Afloat (240pp)

Wm. Heinemann. 1942#

MARCH, Edgar J.

Spritsailed barges of the Thames & Medway (234pp)

Percival Marshall Co. 1948

Revised Ed. David & Charles. 1970#

Reprint 1981

ISBN 0.7153.4681.4

MARITIME TRUST The Story of the Cambria Endlebury Publishing 1973

MARTIN, E.G. 

Sailorman (90pp)

Oxford University Press. 1933

Reprint 1950#

MATHEWS R.G. Sailing Craft (162pp - 16 colour plates) Eyre & Spottiswoode 1933 #
OSTLER, Anthony Whe’re Yer For? (The recollections of Capt. Harold Smy)

SSBR/Chaffcutter Books.

ISBN 0-9532422-9-3 # £8.95

PARTIS Robin

Memories of Faversham and its Sailing Barges (46pp)

About Faversham No 77, 2001

ISBN 1 900214 26 1 #

PERFECT, Charles T.

Handbook for Bargemen, Lightermen & Captains A.P.C.M.

Published Privately. 1930

PERKS, Richard-Hugh

A History of Faversham Sailing Barges

S.S.B.R. 1967

PERKS, Richard-Hugh

Dolphin Yard Sailing Barge Museum Guide.

DSBMT. 1980

PERKS, Richard-Hugh

George Bargebrick Esquire (66pp)

Meresborough Books, 1981

Reprint 1992

ISBN 0905.270.479#

PERKS, Richard-Hugh

O'DRISCOLL, P& CORDELL, Alan

Sprits'l (64pp-A4)

Conway Maritime Press 1975

ISBN 0.5177.073.8#

 

PERKS, Richard-Hugh

O'DRISCOLL, P., PEARCE, Barry  & ELLIS,  A.

Below Sea Reach (84pp - A5)

S.S.B.R. 1988

ISBN 0.9500515.1.#

PHILLIPS Rita The Thalatta Diaries

Heritage House Ltd

ISBN1.85215.1811

PHILLIPS, Peter & Rita An Illustrated Guide to Thames Sailing Barges.(36pp- A5)

Phillips Design 2011Edition

ISBN 978-0-9563059-0-9 #£7.50

PHILLIPS, Peter & Rita Thalatta: Spirit of the Sea (104pp A5 Softback)

Phillips Design Publishing 2012

ISBN 978-0-9563059-4-7#£9.50(+£1.50 p & p)

PRICE, Ann V

Thames Sailing Barges at Leigh (43pp)

Published Privately. 1984

Reprinted 1999 #£5.00

PYNER, Alf

An Introduction to the Thames Sailing Barge

Passmore Edwards Museum 1980

QUARM, Roger & WYLLIE , John

W.L.Wyllie Marine Artist 1851-31

Barrie & Jenkins 1981#

ROBERTS, Bob 

Coasting Barge Master (192pp)

Edward Arnold Co. 1949

Terence Dalton 1984 #£9.95

ROBERTS, Bob 

Last of the Sailormen

Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1960

Reprint 1974

Reprint Seafarer Books 1986

ISBN 0.7100.2024.2 #£8.95

ROBERTS, Bob 

A Slice of Suffolk

Terence Dalton 1978 #£6.95

ROBERTS, Bob 

Breeze for a Bargeman (136pp)

Terence Dalton 1981

ISBN 0.86138.007X #£6.95

ROBERTS, Bob 

Rough & Tumble (144pp)

Terence Dalton 

ISBN 0.904623.963 #£9.95

SATTIN, Donald L.

Just Off The Swale (140pp)

Meresborough Books, 1978

ISBN 0.905270.04.5 #

Revised Edition by Chaffcutter Books 2004. ISBN0-9532422-7-7

#£12.50

SATTIN, Donald L.

Barge Building & Barge Builders of the Swale 

Meresborough Books, 1990

ISBN 90.0948193.5.30 #£9.95

SATTIN, Donald L. (Edited by R-H Perks) A Shipwrights Boy.

The Faversham Society

ISBN 1 900214 64 4, ISNN 0014-892X3.# £9.95. (+£2.00 p & p. )

SIMPER, Robert

East Coast Sail

David & Charles 1972

ISBN 0 7153 5684 4 #

SIMPER, Robert The Story of Cambria Creekside Publishing 2012

 ISBN 978-0-95633299-2-9 #

SIMPER, Robert The Deben River Creekside Publishing 1992

 ISBN 0 9519927 0 8 #

SIMPER, Robert

The River Orwell and the River Stour

Creekside Publishing 1993

ISBN 0 9519927 1 6 #

SIMPER, Robert

Rivers Alde, Ore & Blyth

Creekside Publishing 1994

ISBN 0 9519927 3 2 #

SIMPER, Robert

Essex Rivers and Creeks

Creekside Publishing 1995

ISBN 0 8519927 4 0 #

SIMPER, Robert

Thames Tideway

Creekside Publishing 1997

ISBN 0 9519927 6 7 #

SIMPER, Robert

River Medway and the Swale

Creekside Publishing 1998

ISBN 0 9519927 7 5 #

SIMPER, Robert

The Barge Coast of Suffolk, Essex & Kent

Creekside Publishing 2007

ISBN 0 9538506-8-4 #

SMITH, Richard W.

Blue Water Sail at Ipswich

S.S.B.R. 1997

ISBN 0 9500515 7 8 £10.00    OUT OF PRINT

SMITH, Richard W.

The Thames Barge in Suffolk

S.S.B.R. 2006

ISBN 0 9552489 0 6 #£12.00 (inc post & pack)

S.S.B.R.

The Last Berth of The Sailorman (Research Report - "Hulks List")

S.S.B.R. 1996

ISBN  0-950.0515-6-X #£10.00 (+£2.00 p & p. )

S.S.B.R.

The Last Berth of The Sailorman (80pp)

S.S.B.R. 1996

ISBN 0-950.0515-5-1 £7.50 OUT OF PRINT

S.S.B.R. Sailing Barges in the Mercantile Navy List 1899. (Transcription)

S.S.B.R 2006

Published Privately #£10.00 (incs post & pack)

TAYLOR, Frank A History of Faversham & Oare Creeks and the Faversham Navigation.

CHAFFCUTTER BOOKS. 2002

 In Association With S.S.B.R.

ISBN 0-9532422-3-4

#£9.95(+£2.00 p & p. )

THAMES BARGE SAILING CLUB

Centaur, Commemoration of a Centenary (127pp)

Printed Privately. 1995

ISBN 0.95 25 474.0.6 #£4.00

THAMES BARGE SAILING CLUB The Golden Chaffcutter (144pp)

Printed Privately. 1998

ISBN 0.95 25 474.1.4 #£4.00

TURNER M. Lloyd Ship Without Sails (160pp)

London University Press 1953#

UGLOW, Capt.Jim Sailorman, A barge Masters Story (163pp)

Conway Maritime Press 1975

ISBN 0.85177.085.1#

WALSH, Richard Kathleen, The Biography of a Sailing Barge (189pp)

Terence Dalton 1986

ISBN 0.86138.046.0#

WALSH, Richard & JUNIPER, David Sailing Barge Master, (The story of Capt. George Winn) (166pp)

CHAFFCUTTER BOOKS. 2009

 In Association With S.S.B.R.

ISBN 978-0-9560596-0-4  #£12.95

WEYDA, Ron, with Bob Horlock The Racing Horlocks 1868-1971 Published Privately by R.J. Horlock 2009 #£21.95
WHITE, John The Thames Sailing Barge Compendium

Published Privately by S.S.B.R. 2012

ISBN 978-0-9500515-7-4 # £20.00 (+ £5 p & p )

WILLMOTT, Frank G. Bricks and Brickies (80pp)

Published Privately. 1972

Reprinted 1977#

WILLMOTT, Frank G. Cement, Mud And Muddies (141pp)

Published Privately. 1977

ISBN 0.905270.02.9 #

WISEMAN, Gordon History of the Wakering and Barling Barges (65pp-A5)

S.S.B.R. 1999

ISBN 0-9526455.1.3 # £5.00

WOOD,  David

Powder Barge W.D.  (60pp)

(1977 - 63pp - 0905270.03.7)

Published Privately. 1977

Reprinted 2000

ISBN 0-9500515.4.3 #£4.00

WYLLIE, W.L. &  Mrs M. London to the Nore Black & Co 1904
     

 

 

Updated 18/10/2012