Thames Historic Barge Driving Race – 30th June 2018

The Thames Barge Driving Race was held on the 30th June. It was  a very exciting race, with one of the closest finishes  for some time.

On the River were many following boats and  crowds of excited spectators cheering from the  bridges en route. This was the second year for the Company Barge – Apprentice Lighterman who had a time penalty as last years winner.

1st MBNA  Thames Clippers ‘Balmoral’

2nd PLA ‘Blackwell’

3rd The Watermen’s Company Apprentice Lighterman

The crew of the Balmoral with Junior Warden Sean Collins (far right)

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

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