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PUBLICATIONS

 "Topsail" is issued free to members at the time of publication. Depending on the circumstances, other publications are issued free or a nominal charge is made. Copies are available to the general public through retail outlets or direct from the addresses indicated below. 

(Also see "Bibliography" for a list of books published on the subject of Sailing Barges and those that are offered for sale both new & secondhand by the Society).

 

PUBLICATIONS FOR SALE

 

 

NEW DVD

From the SSBR Archive

Amateur Cine Footage of the

1977 Jubilee Sailing Barge Matches

This silent film, covering the Medway, Thames, Swale, Blackwater, Pin Mill, Southend & Colne Matches of 1977 represents a unique record of barge racing over 30 years ago. sadly quite a number of the barges involved are no longer in existence, reflecting the transient nature of the fleet, giving feel to the view that before too long there may be insufficient survivors to compete.

This is therefore a very important historical record of the past and the Society for Sailing Barge Research Archive is indebted to Mr. R. L. Gibbs for providing his late father's work, the proceeds of which will benefit Society funds.

Conditions during filming have led to considerable variance of the quality of the images therein.

Copies of the DVD may be obtained from the SSBR Archive or from SSBR Sales.

Please contact Roger Newlyn, 7 Hopewell Drive, Gravesend, Kent.  DA12 4PX. 

 Email: rogernewlyn@aol.com  Tel: 01474 324096

Price £7.00 each inc post & packing.

Cheques made payable to the Society for Sailing Barge Research

 

 
 

The book 'The Racing Horlocks 1868 -1971' is the first new quality Barge book to be published for several years. It has been written by member Ron Weyda with Bob Horlock, as a sequel to 'Mistleyman's Log.' That book covered the trading days of the Horlock family and this new one covers the racing endeavours of the Horlocks. It is a good quality hardback book with over 150 illustrations and photographs, many of which have not previously been published, together with a wealth of information on tactics and design.

'The Racing Horlocks' is now available  @ £21.95 plus p&p

Copies sold via the SSBR will help support the Society.     

To order a copy by post, please send a cheque,

payable to ‘R Newlyn’ for £24.50 (£21.95 plus £ 2.55 p&p)

to:

Roger Newlyn,

7 Hopewell Drive, Gravesend, Kent  DA12 4PX.

If you require more than one copy please contact me @ rogernewlyn@aol.com for postage costs.

 

 

 

 

"Sailing Barges Listed in the Mercantile Navy List 1899"

This A4 booklet of 22 pages was compiled by John White from the Mercantile Navy list of 1899 which was presented to the SSBR Archive by Dave Davidson in memory of his late father. The booklet lists the names of some 2000 barges, with their Port of Registry, Official Number, Their Rig, Where & When Built, Registered Tonnage, Call Sign  and the Owner/Managing Owner.

Published Privately by the Society of Sailing Barge Research  2007

These are for sale in aid of Society funds at £10.00 each including post & packaging (U.K Only). Please Email  john.white6@talk21.com  or telephone John White on 01206 825317 to reserve a copy. 

 

 

 

 

"The Thames Barge in Suffolk"

by Richard W. Smith

Profusely Illustrated with many excellent historic photos and maps.

Published by the Society of Sailing Barge Research  2006 (ISBN 0-9552489-0-6)

PRICE:  £12.00 including post & packing

(Cheques payable to R.W.Smith.)

For copies please contact Richard Smith at:

9 Camborne Road, Kesgrave, Ipswich, Suffolk IP5 1JP

Tel: 01473 624047

 

 

 

"Topsail"

THE JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR SAILING BARGE RESEARCH

We have a limited number of the following out of print editions of the above journal for sale:

ISSUE Nos:  17, 19, 21, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 33, 38, 39, 40, 41 & 42

PRICE: Individual copies £4.50 each add £4.00 for each additional copy

Price includes post & packing (U.K. only). 

 Please sent your cheques/postal orders  made payable to "The Society For Sailing Barge Research" to Richard Walsh, SSBR Publications, 39 Friars Road, Braughing, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG11 2NN.  Remember to state clearly which issues you require and to include your full name, address and postcode.  Despatch is via 1st Class Post.

 

"A History of FAVERSHAM & OARE CREEKS and the FAVERSHAM NAVIGATION" 

By Frank Taylor.

Profusely Illustrated with over 100 excellent historic photos and maps. Fully Indexed.

Compiled by Richard Walsh and Published by Chaffcutter Books in association with the S.S.B.R. (ISBN 0-9532422-3-4)

PRICE:  £9.95 plus post & packing

Please contact Roger Newlyn, 7 Hopewell Drive, Gravesend, Kent.  DA12 4PX. 

 Email: rogernewlyn@aol.com for details.

 

"Dick the Dagger"

A Conversation with Dick The Dagger, The life & times of Centenarian Bargemaster Capt. Henry Miller BEM as told to Tony Farnham.

Profusely Illustrated with some excellent photos many over 100 years old.

Published by the Society of Sailing Barge Research (ISBN 0-9500515-8-6)

PRICE:  £10.00 plus post & packing

Please contact Roger Newlyn, 7 Hopewell Drive, Gravesend, Kent.  DA12 4PX. 

 Email: rogernewlyn@aol.com for post & packing details. Cheques should be made payable to "The Society for Sailing Barge Research." Remember  to include your name and address.

 

"Last Berth Of the Sailorman"

(Research Report)

 

Known throughout the S.S.B.R as the "HULKS LIST". This publication in A4 lists the known fate of some hundreds of barges. It is divided into three parts 1. Alphabetical Index of Craft. 2. Index of Locations. 3. Gazetteer giving brief details and history of the craft. This report represents hundreds of man hours of research undertaken by the Society.

Published by the Society of Sailing Barge Research (ISBN 0-9500515-6-X)

PRICE:  £10.00 plus post & packing

Please contact Roger Newlyn, 7 Hopewell Drive, Gravesend, Kent.  DA12 4PX. 

 Email: rogernewlyn@aol.com for post & packing details. Cheques should be made payable to "The Society for Sailing Barge Research." Remember  to include your name and address.

 

For any publications you may require please contact Roger Newlyn,

7 Hopewell Drive, Gravesend, Kent.  DA12 4PX. 

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

 

NON SOCIETY PUBLICATIONS

‘Spritsail’ is the magazine published by the Thames Sailing Barge Trust.  

It is aimed at sailing barge and tradsail enthusiasts not just members of the Trust (although members do receive a free copy). 

The current issue contains articles on many interesting barge related topics and is lavishly illustrated with over 100 photographs and diagrams (including colour photographs of all the active sailing barges listed inside). 

In A4 format with 40 pages it is on sale for £3.50 plus £1.00 p+p 

Available from: Martin Phillips 30 Oakwood Drive, Billericay, Essex, CM12 0SA.

Cheques to ‘Thames Sailing Barge Trust’

See  our "Bibliography" Page for a list of books published on the subject of Sailing Barges  that are still available and are offered for sale by the Society.

Books marked # £PRICE (Postage Extra) books marked $ are secondhand books and both are usually available by post from:-  

  Roger Newlyn, SSBR Sales Officer,  7 Hopewell Drive, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 4PX.  Email: rogernewlyn@aol.com

(Pease contact him to ensure stock is available and that sufficient is added for the cost of postage).