The Society for Sailing Barge Research

About the Society for Sailing Barge Research


Delve into the history of Thames Sailing Barges across the East Coast of England

Welcome to the official website for The Society For Sailing Barge Research. These pages are provided by the Society for its members and those interested in the history of the Thames Sailing Barges of the East Coast of England. The Society includes research into the history of barge building, ownership, the ports from which they sailed, the craft themselves and those who sailed them.

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Individual members specialise in various aspects of Sailing Barge Research such as owning and preserving the vessels, researching the histories of vessels people and places associated with the barge, model making, writing, sketching, painting and photography or are just simply interested. Collectively we are able, to assist each other through the auspices of the Society.