The River Thames Guide

Sports Clubs

The Thames Barge Driving Trust

The Thames Barge Driving Trust- events.

Considerable skill is needed to pilot unpowered barges, rowed under oars or sweeps and ride the tidal river currents alone, up river. These events commemorates the skills of lightermen who moved freight this way along the Thames up until the 1930s and in a wider context it encourages ongoing interest in moving cargo via water and as a way to recruit younger people back into river trades.

25th July 2018- The annual Thames Barge Driving Race.

Contact Details

Thames Historic Barge Rowing Events
c/o GPS Testing, Unit 23
Enterprise Industrial Estate
Bolina Road, London SE16 3LF
Tel: Ann & Bill Robinson: 020 7740 1010
Tel: Darren JA Knight: 07891 32 65 68