Stocking Filler?

From Chris Harvey of the Thames Sailing Barge Trust via, in this case, an email from Restoration Project Manager, William Collard (Thank you, William) a possible last minute stocking filler if you are stuck for a gift for the barge-nut in your life. Chris says “Christmas is fast approaching, and here’s a gift idea for anyone you know who is fond of Thames sailing barges – or maybe you just want to treat yourself.  All you need to... Read More

Another Chance to Sail

Just in from Dave Brooks on Facebook “Cambria will be leaving Gravesend on the 9th Sept at 5.00 am in the morning to travel up to St Katharine Dock. There are a limited number of places priced £75.00. Travel up the Thames and a chance of seeing some of the Tall Ships. Email Cambria Trust for further details on” A bit short notice and a nice early start for you, but get in touch if you fancy it. The barge... Read More

Photos for Calendar, Please

Volunteers, Cambria Shop Managers and prime movers in making last year’s lovely Cambria Calendar happen, Mark and Cathy Chapman have sent me the following request. Becalmed Thames 2013, from the Cliffe shore. Picture by Mark Chapman, 2013. As you will have all been out at the weekend in the sunshine watching the almost windless Thames Match, please does anyone have any  “Photos of Cambria that are large enough to be printed on A4 for... Read More

Move to Oare

Cambria arrives Oare Creek 010313 If you have been following the progress of this winter refit on our calendar page you’ll have been expecting a “Tow to Oare Creek” where the barge goes into dry dock for painting and attention. Dave Brooks has been on the case and has posted some nice pictures in the Cambria Sailing Barge area of FaceBook. Dave supplied the following commentary. “Cambria made it to Oare creek safely today.... Read More

Calendar Received

Today I received through the post, my Cambria 2013 Calendar and, now that I have seen it in the flesh, I can confirm that it is a lovely thing to have and to put on the wall. I love the big glossy photo’s (as I said, taken mainly by Mark C in bright sunshine during the races) and also (always a concern for making a calendar useful rather than just pretty) there is plenty of space to write your events per day. Mine is already ‘up there’... Read More

Calendar Price

Aft cabin and lamp; Picture by Matt Care Cambria’s Shop Manager, Cathy Chapman has emailed me to tell me that the price on the Calendar is now fixed at £7.50 plus UK postage of £1.10. Cambria will be open this weekend and there will be a supply of calendars on board so please do drop by and secure yours. If you need yours posting please email   Please do buy these – remember that we are a charity and strongly... Read More

2013 Calendar

2013 Calendar, designed by Rita Phillips, of Phillips Design, assisted by Peter Phillips Word comes from our Membership Secretary and Shop Manager, Cathy Chapman, that she has been working away on a Calendar for 2013, with Peter Phillips of Thalatta. I have seen the whole thing, all 13 images and can vouch for the beauty and quality of each one. They are mainly ‘whole barge’ shots, generally in bright sunshine while racing, though August... Read More