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Edme & Reminder

Two Thames barges having a tacking duel off Brightlingsea on the river Colne.

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Superb photo Davie, two grand old ladies of Essex:-
''Reminder'' built in 1929 of iron at Mistley and
''Edme'', built in 1898 at Harwich, of wood.
As late as 1972 I was working on the River Stour, in conjunction with the ''Reminder''; she had no masts nor rigging and was earning her keep carrying dredged ballast. There was a tiny wheelhouse aft and her hull was painted a dismal brown. I would never have guessed that someone would spend so much money on her restoration, but thank goodness they did.
Marvellous. Regards, Rick
 

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Hi Rick, Many thanks for your thoughts and information. I totally agree,we are lucky that there are people who are prepared to carry out these restorations on these fine old working vessels.
All Best
Davie
 

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