The Company of
Watermen & Lightermen
of the River Thames

Royal Bargemasters

This is the first book to look at Britain’s colourful history through the eyes of a Royal Barge master.

Written by a former Royal Watermen and Barge master, Robert Crouch and Beryl Pendley,  who spend 10 years as Assistant to York Herald at the College of Arms
This beautifully illustrated book will appeal to all who are interested in the history of London, the Royal family, rowing and general British History.

Published July 2019 priced £14.99 (paperback)

To order please contact The History Press on 01242 895310 or by email on



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