Thames Sailing Barge Parade

Thames Sailing Barge Parade Raising profile and awareness of the Thames Sailing Barges, their history and their future.
Thames Sailing Barge Parade is a Non-Profit Organisation established to help in the publicity and profiling of Thames Sailing Barges
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The Thames Sailing Barge Parade was created to raise the profile and public awareness of the Thames Sailing Barges and the role that they played in the development of Victorian Britain. On the 17th September 2016 nine Barges formed a procession and paraded through Tower Bridge displaying to the assembled crowds these unique vessels. Then on the 18th September the barges gathered in West India Dock for a mass open day joined by a pop up museum with displays from The East Coast Sail Trust (SB Thalatta), The Shipowners Club, The Society for Sailing Barge Research, Chaffcutter Books, The Docklands Museum, TS Rigging, Alan Williams - Master Shipwright Sample cargoes from each Barge attending

Mission: To create public awareness of Thames Sailing Barges and their need for volunteers, investment and donations to keep them as antique sea going craft that date back to the Industrial Revolution 1800's.

Unfortunately the Thames Sailing Barge Parade  will not run in September 2019 and is not expected to appear again until ...
18/08/2019

Unfortunately the Thames Sailing Barge Parade will not run in September 2019 and is not expected to appear again until September 2021.

The main reason is simply lack of funding. We haven’t been able to secure enough funding to cover the whole event for 2019, aside from this, our Parade Master, Mr Gary Diddams, would not have been able to take part as his barge Gladys is being refurbished and may not be ready until late summer 2020.

We’ll update you on ideas we have for fundraising in the run up to 2021.
For more info: http://thamessailingbargeparade.com/#the-next-parade

15/02/2018
Thames Sailing Barge Parade
22/09/2017

Thames Sailing Barge Parade

Thames Sailing Barge Parade's cover photo
22/09/2017

Thames Sailing Barge Parade's cover photo

20/09/2017
Track Dogs

Track Dogs

We couldn't sit on this! "The Deep End" live going under the iconic Tower Bridge, London.

¡No pudimos contener eso! "The Deep End" en directo debajo de un puente, pero no cualquier, sino el icónico Tower Bridge, Londres.

We were invited to take part in the Thames Sailing Barge Parade 2017
Nos invitaron a participar en una histórica procesión de barcos centenarios por el Támesis.

Aprovechamos para anunciar que mañana sale el formulario para pillar entradas a nuestro concierto en el Museo Cerralbo (28 septiembre) - plazas muy limitadas. Como tenemos ganas de veros a todos guarda el 21 octubre que queremos petar El Intruso.

Also, tomorrow the application for tickets to our concert in Museo Cerralbo (28 September) - very limited numbers. Since we want see all of you, save 21 October so we can pack out El Intruso.

Sailing Barge Edme
20/09/2017

Sailing Barge Edme

Edme had a good year in the races and managed to win the Thames Sailing Barge Championship!
Here is our youngest crew collecting the cup at the Thames Sailing Barge Parade

20/09/2017
Thames Pics

Thames Pics

Thames Sailing Barge Parade 2017

Thank you Thalatta for hosting everyone!
19/09/2017

Thank you Thalatta for hosting everyone!

18/09/2017

Well after a long days sailing Edme, Thalatta, Victor and Centaur are all anchored in Colne.

17/09/2017
The Track Dogs are playing and the Barges are open! Come see at Thames Quay, near South Quay DLR
17/09/2017

The Track Dogs are playing and the Barges are open!
Come see at Thames Quay, near South Quay DLR

17/09/2017
Association of Bargemen

Association of Bargemen

The Association of Bargemen will be offering a special offer to new members joining at the Thames Parade over 16/17 September 2017.
Find either Cyril on Thalatta or Peter on Centaur to join.
Join now for 2018 only £20.00, and get the remainder of 2017 free.
Please come and say hello.

16/09/2017
Sailing Barge Edme

Sailing Barge Edme

Edme's view of the Thames Sailing Barge Parade

16/09/2017

Back through Tower Bridge

16/09/2017

The parade will soon be turning round and passing back through Tower Bridge

16/09/2017

Thames Sailing Barges in parade formation

16/09/2017
16/09/2017

Edme at Tower Bridge

16/09/2017

Edme at Tower Bridge

16/09/2017

Here we go!

Josh
16/09/2017

Josh

Laura
16/09/2017

Laura

So amazing! Parade in front of Canary Wharf!

Josh
16/09/2017

Josh

On our way towards the bridge!

Josh
16/09/2017

Josh

#totallythames

The parade is on its way to Towerbridge
16/09/2017

The parade is on its way to Towerbridge

Josh
16/09/2017

Josh

Barges locking out!

16/09/2017

Massive thank you to the following for their kind donations to the Thames Sailing Barge Parade.

Thalatta (East Coast Sail Trust)
Society for Sailing Barge Research
Iolo Brooks
Simon Devonshire
Sharon Apps
Edme crew
Richard Titchener & Hillary Halajko
Daryl Mylroie

Without donations the parade wouldn't happen so thank you all so much!

16/09/2017

Presentation of the Thames Sailing Barge Championship cup tonight at 7 pm onboard Sailing Barge Thalatta

Just a reminder on where and when to see the parade tomorrow
15/09/2017

Just a reminder on where and when to see the parade tomorrow

The fully confirmed Parade Schedule (https://goo.gl/DJ8uHX) and Attractions at West India Dock (https://goo.gl/hViY7M) for 2017 event.
Map of vantage points for getting great pictures (https://goo.gl/ft3XQb).
Please come out on the day (16th September - parade day 12 noon, 17th September - Popup Museum day, 10:00 - 17:00) and support us, we need your cheer.

Edme's token cargo is ready for the pop up museum on Sunday. Come see what each Sailing Barge carried in their trading d...
14/09/2017

Edme's token cargo is ready for the pop up museum on Sunday.
Come see what each Sailing Barge carried in their trading days.

It's that time of year again! Come see the Historic Thames Sailing Barges parade through Tower Bridge this Saturday at 1...
13/09/2017

It's that time of year again!
Come see the Historic Thames Sailing Barges parade through Tower Bridge this Saturday at 12 noon.

Edme has arrived!
12/09/2017

Edme has arrived!

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Hi. I'm a descendent of the Bannister family, my Nan's maiden name was Bannister. I'm very interested in the history of the barges as I gather the family worked on them throughout the 1800s later becoming barge masters.
Really great weekend. The parade was spectacular and the pop up museum very interesting. Giz Marriner
Through Tower bridge we go!
Waiting
#totallythames
On our way towards the bridge!
So amazing! Parade in front of Canary Wharf!
Starting the procession up the Thames!
Barges locking out!