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ALLENDALE, John.
Sailorman between the Wars.
John Hellewell Publications 1978. 205pp.
Details
ANDERSON, Jo.
Anchor and Hope
Hodder & Stoughton 1970, 0 340 2307 1 , 205pp
ARDLEY, Nick
The May Flower - A Barging Childhood
Tempus 2007, 978 0 7524 4225 9, 256pp

BAGSHAW, Capt George.
Reminiscences of a Thames spritsail barge skipper
Published privately by John Beaumont. 78pp.
BAGSHAW, Capt. Harry, and Albert Bagshaw (Edited and compiled by Richard Walsh).

Coasting Sailorman.
Chaffcutter Books, 1998. 0 95324220 X.

Bagshaw, Capt. Harry
Re-Fit - Unrigging and rigging Thames spritsail coasting barge Scone
Published privately by John Beaumont 184pp.
BARBER, Antonia

Ring in the Rough Stuff (children's fiction).
Jonathan Cape 1983 - 0.224.02076.5 , 204pp

BECKETT, Roger.
The Thames Sailing Barge - A Practical Guide.
Ill. Basil Emmerson. 1994. Published Privately.
BECKETT, Roger.
Sailing Barges in their Social Context.
Jane Benham Memorial Lecture, May 1996.
Published privately by the Benham-Seaman Trust in memory of the late Jane Benham, an original trustee. It contains the substance of the first biennial Jane Benham lecture, delivered by Roger Beckett aboard the sailing barge, 'Hydrogen', in May 1996.
A few copies still available - email bargemaster@thamesbarge.org.uk
BENHAM, Hervey
Last Stronghold of Sail.
George G. Harrap & Co. 1948, reprints 1948, 1950, reissue 1981, paperback reprint 1986 , 0 245 53784 8, 202pp
BENHAM, Hervey
Down tops'l
George G. Harrap & Co. 1951, 2nd Ed. 1971, 0 245 50661 6 , 192pp
BENHAM, Hervey
Once upon a tide
George G. Harrap & Co. 1955, revised reprint 1971, 0.245.50804 , 204pp
BENHAM, Hervey
The Big Barges.(with Roger Finch)
George G. Harrap & Co. 1983, 0245,54003 2 , 168pp
Details
BENNETT, Arthur S.
June of Rochester
Edward Arnold & Co. 1939, reprint 1949 , 256pp
BENNETT, Arthur S.
Tide Time.
G. Allen & Unwin Ltd. 1949 , 165pp
BENNETT, Arthur S.
Us Bargemen.
Meresborough Books 1980, 199pp, 0.905270.207.

BLUE CIRCLE GROUP.
100 years of River Trading Barges.
Blue Circle Group Public Relations 1977.

BROWN, Gordon.
Mate of the CAPRICE.
Seafarer Books 1995. 085036 444 2.

CARR, Frank G.G.
Sailing Barges.
Hodder & Stoughton 1931, 350pp Peter Davis Co (Revised edition) 1951
Conway Maritime Press reprint 1971
Terence Dalton, Revised edition 1989, 462pp 0.86138.060.6.

CARR, Marion.
Call of the Running Tide.
Sailtrust Ltd. 1983, 95pp, 0.946547.01.7

CHILDS, Bob.
Rochester Sailing Barges of the Victorian Era.
Published privately, 1995, 212pp.
Details
CLARKE, D.H. (Nobby)
East Coast Passage.
Longman Co. 1971, 0.582.19374.6 , 221pp.

COOK, Clifford.
A Barge on the Blocks.
A5, printed privately 1984, 64pp
Details
COOMBE, Derek.
Spritsail Bargemen
Pennant Books. 2003. 118pp. 0 9505413 2 4
COOPER , F.S. and CHANCELLOR J.

Handbook of Sailing Barges.
Adlard Coles Ltd. 1955, reprint 1967.
Facsimile reissue 1989. 111pp.

COOPER, F.S.
Racing Sailormen.
Percival Marshall Co. 1963. 109pp. 0229 64232 2

CORDELL, Alan, FERGUSON, Peter, & PEARSALL, Alan.

Nautical Pictorial, Old Postcard Views.
No.1 River Thames, 1976.
No.2 The Rivers & Coast of Kent, 1978
No.3 The Rivers & Coast of East Anglia, 1983

CORDELL, Alan and WILLIAMS, Leslie.
The Past Glory of Milton Creek.
Meresborough Books, 1985 0948193042, 255pp.

DAVIS,D.J.
The Thames Sailing Barge, her gear and rigging.
David & Charles, 1970. 0 7153 4887 6

DENT, G.
The Third Hand. (Fiction)
Ashridge Press, 1997. 1 901214 20 6

DENT, G.
Thames Sailing Barge Traffic From Leigh 1930s to 1950s
Leigh Society "Memories from Leigh" Series, 1988
DURHAM, Dick.
The Last Sailorman.
Terence Dalton, 1989 0.86138.067.3 , 160pp.

ELLIS, Tony.
The Sailing Barges of Maritime England.
Shepperton Swan, 1982, 0.906986.03.6, 80pp.

FINCH, Roger.
Sailing Craft of the British Isles.
Collins 1976.
FINCH, Roger.
A Cross in the Topsail.
The Boydell Press, 1979, 085115.113.2, 122pp.
FINCH, Roger and Benham, Hervey.
Sailing Craft of East Anglia.
Terence Dalton, 1987

FRANCIS, Capt. Duncan.
Punching the Tide (The life of a Motor Bargeman on the Thames, Medway & East Coast)
St. Pauls's Trust Centre, Liverpool, 1999, 79pp (May be available from the Dolphin Yard Museum Trust - see below)
FREESTON, Ewart C. & Kent B.

Modelling Thames Sailing Barges.
Conway Maritime Press, 1976, 0.85177.091.6, 96pp.

GARRETT, K.S.
Everards of Greenhithe.
World Ship Society, 1991, 0.905617.58.4, 238pp. Details

GARRETT, K.S.
Thomas Watson (Shipping) Limited
World Ship Society, 2002, 0.905617.84.3, 96pp.
Details
HAZELL, Martin.

Sailing Barges. (Shire Album 13)
Shire Publications, 1976, reprints 1982, etc. 0 85263 584 2
HAZELTON, Ivan
Time Before The Mast
Chaffcutter Books, 2003, 176pp, 0-9532422-5-0. Details
HEARN, Peter.

Sailing a Thames Barge, Sail by Sail.
1996. Published Privately.

HERBERT, A.P.
The Singing Swan, (Fiction).
Methuen & Co. 1968, 470pp.
HOLDEN, Les A.
Where's Woodham Ferris?
Published privately, 1989, 166pp, 0 9513754 0 7.

A novel based on the history of South Woodham Ferrers, featuring the crew of a sailing barge.
HORLOCK, A.H. (Chubb) & R.J. (Bob).
Mistleyman's Log.
Fisher Nautical Press, 1977, 0.904340.01.5 , 226pp.

INGE, Fred.
Memories of a Sail Maker & Rigger
Dolphin Yard Museum Trust, 1998, 12pp.
IONIDES, Cyril, ATKINS J.B. & BENNETT, Arnold.
A Floating Home.
Chatto & Windus, 1918, reprint 1919, 200pp.

IONIDES, Cyril, ATKINS J.B. & HAIG, Andrew
A Floating Home & Born Afloat
Chaffcutter 2003, 280pp, limited edition of 500 copies.
JONES, Tristian.
A Steady Trade.
The Bodley Head, 1982

KEMP, John.
A Fair Wind for London.
Sailtrust Ltd., 1983, 0.946547.00.9 , 149pp.
LARKEN, Peggy.
Five Sisters.
Robert Hale Co. 1970;
Revised edition, Frederick Muller & Co. 1977 SBN 7091,1212,2, 208pp.

LEATHER, John.
Barges (an international Historic Survey).
Adlard Coles, 1984, 0.229.11594.2, 235pp.
LEGON, James W.
My Ancestors were Thames Watermen - A Guide to Tracing your Thames Watermen and Lighterman Ancesors
Society of Genealogists Enterprises Ltd, 2008, 978 1 903462 95 9, 158pp.


MAILLART, Ella K.
Gypsy Afloat.
William Heinemann, 1942, 240pp.

MARCH, Edgar J.
Spritsail Barges of the Thames and Medway.
Percival Marshall Co. 1948.
David & Charles print revised 1970, reprint 1918. 0.7153.4681.4, 234pp.

MARITIME TRUST, The.
The Story of the Cambria.
Endlebury Publishing, 1973, Available

MARTIN E.G.
Sailorman.

Oxford University Press 1933, reprint 1950 , 90pp.

MILNE, Gustav, McKEWAN, C, & GOODBURN, D.
Nautical Archaeology on the Foreshore. Hulk recording on the Medway.
Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1998.
ISBN 1 873592 32 9, 88pp.

OSLER A
"Whe're Yer For?"
The Recollections of Capt. Harold Smy, Sailing Bargemaster

Chaffcutter Books, 2006, in association with the Society for Sailing Barge Research, ISBN 0 9532422-9-3, 56pp.
PERFECT, Charles.

Handbook for Bargemen, Lightermen & Captains.
A.P.C.M. printed privately, 1930

PERKS, Richard Hugh.
A History of Faversham Sailing Barges.
Society for Spritsail Barge Research, 1967.
PERKS, Richard Hugh.
Dolphin Yard Sailing Barge Museum Guide.
Dolphin Sailing Barge Museum Trust, 1980.
PERKS, Richard Hugh.
George Bargebrick Esquire.
Meresborough Books, 1981/87. 0905 270 4 7 9

PERKS, R. Hugh, O'DRISCOLL,P, & CORDELL, A.
Sprits'l.
Conway Maritime Press, 1975. 0.54177.073.8, 168pp.

PERKS, R.H., O'DRISCOLL,P, PEARCE, B, & ELLIS A.
Below Sea Reach.
The Society for Spritsail Barge Research, 1988. A5, 84pp. 0 9500515 1 9

PHILLIPS, Rita
The Thalatta Diaries

Heritage House (Publishers) Ltd, 2006. ISBN 1.85215.1811. 160pp. Details
PRICE, Ann.V.
Thames Sailing Barges at Leigh.
Printed privately, 1984

PYNER, Alf.
An introduction to the Thames Sailing Barge.
Passmore Edwards Museum, 1980

QUARM, Roger & WYLIE, John.
W.L. Wylie Marine artist 1851-1931. Barrie & Jenkins, 1981

ROBERTS, Bob.
Coasting Bargemaster.
Edward Arnold Co. 1949; Terence Dalton, 1894. 192pp. 0 904 623 95 5
ROBERTS, Bob.
Last of the Sailormen.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1960, reprint 1973. 0 85 036 342 X
Reprint Seafarer Books, 1986 0.7100.2042.2 , 137pp.
ROBERTS, Bob.
A Slice of Suffolk.
Terence Dalton, 1978.
ROBERTS, Bob.
Breeze for a bargeman.
Terence Dalton, 1981, 0.86138.007X, 136pp.

ROBERTSON E.Arnot, & TURNER H.E.
Thames Portrait.
Ivor Nicholson & Watson, 1937 , 174pp.

SATTIN, Donald L.
Just off the Swale.
Meresborough Books, 1978. 0.905270.04.5, 140pp.
SATTIN, Donald L.
Barge Building and Barge Builders of the Swale.
Meresborough Books, 1990, 0948193.5.30, 150pp.

SIMPER, Robert.
Over Snape Bridge.
East Anglian Magazine Ltd.
SIMPER, Robert.
East Coast Sail.
David & Charles, 1972; New Ed. Seafarer Books, 1987

SMITH, Richard W
The Thames Barge in Suffolk
Society for Sailing Barge Research, 2006, ISBN 0-9552489-0-6, 90pp
SOCIETY FOR SAILING BARGE RESEARCH

A Conversation with Dick, The Dagger - The Life and Times of Centenarian Bargemaster Captain Henry Miller B.E.M. as told to Tony Farnham.
Topsail Publication by SSBR, 2001, 0-9500515-8-6, 78pp.
STAMMERS, Michael.
Sailing Barges of the British Isles.
The History Press, 2008, 978 0 7524 4623 3, 160pp.
TAYLOR, Frank.

A History of FAVERSHAM & OARE CREEKS and the FAVERSHAM NAVIGATION
Chaffcutter Books in association with SSBR, 2002, 0-9532422-3-4, 82pp.

THAMES BARGE SAILING CLUB. (now Thames Sailing Barge Trust)
Centaur, Commemeration of a Centenary.
Printed privately, 1995. 0.95 25 474.0.6 , 127pp.
THAMES BARGE SAILING CLUB (now Thames Sailing BargeTrust
The Golden Chaffcutter
Published by TBSC c/o 11, The Embankment, Twickenham TW1 3DU
5 + p & p 64p 127page 57 photos & other illustrations including lines and plans
ISBN 0-9525474-0-6
This includes a general history of the sailing barge world post war with fleet lists and other information of general interest derived from TBSC Bulletins over the years.
TURNER M. Lloyd.
Ship Without Sails.
London University Press, 1953 , 160pp.

UGLOW, Capt. Jim, & FARNHAM, Tony.
Sailorman, A Barge Masters Story.
Conway Maritime Press, 1975, 085177.085.1, 163pp.

WALSH, Richard Kathleen.
The Biography of a Sailing Barge.
Terence Dalton, 1986. 0.86138.046.0, 189pp.
See also Capt. Harry Bagshaw, Coasting Sailorman. 1998.

WEYDA, Ron, with HORLOCK, Bob.
The Racing Horlocks 1868-1971.
Published by RJ Horlock, Calm Waters, Mistley, Essex CO11 1HS (T: 01206 393708 E:bobhorlock@onetel.com) 2008. No ISBN. 160pp. £21.95.
WILLMOTT, Frank G.
Bricks and Brickies.
Published privately, 1972, reprint 1977, 80pp.
WILLMOTT, Frank G.
Cement, Mud and Muddies.
Published Privately, 1977, 0.905270.02.9 , 141pp.
(copies may still be available from the family of the late Frank Willmott. email bargemaster@thamesbarge.org.uk)
WINN, Captain George.
Sailing Barge Master - The Story of a Victorian Bargeman.
SSBR/Chaffcutter Books, 2009, 978-0-9560596-0-4, 166pp.
WISEMAN, Gordon.

The History of the Wakerling and Barling barges.
Published by the S.S.B.R., 1999, 64pp. Details
WOOD, David.
Powderbarge W.D.
Published privately, 1977, 0905270.03.7, 63pp.
WOOD, David.
The Last Berth of the Sailorman.
Society for Spritsail Barge Research, 1987


This Bibliography of Books about Sailing Barges is based on a list prepared by Tony Farnham for the SSBR to which I have added some details and some recent book releases.

Many of these books are out of print, but often can be obtained through second hand outlets (some may be posted on the links page).
Some current books, and occasional copies of out of print books may be available from
SSBR/TBST or Dolphin Yard Museum Trust contacts. (Request a list of their current holdings).
For details of books from Chaffcutter Books see www.chaffcutter.com


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