Barge Driving Race 30th June 2018

Thames Barge Driving Event – 30 June 2018

A very exciting race with one of the closest finishes  for sometime attracted many following boats and crowds  cheering from the  Bridges, took place on Saturday,  The first three barges crossing the line at Westminister Bridge were-

1 Balmoral – with the MBNA Thames Clippers crew.

2 Blackwall – The  PLA barge

3 Apprentice Apprentice Lighterman – The Waterman’s Company.

The Apprentice Lightermen (above) at Greenwich

Full results and times to follow

If you would like to know more about the Thames Historic Barge Driving Trust or if you be interested in sponsoringsnext years event please contact  Anne Robinson at






Photographs by COF John Adams

The Company of Watermen and Lightermen, 16 - 18 St-Mary-at-Hill, London, EC3R 8EF

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