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Thames Lighters - the workhorses of London's watery highway

2024thu25jul7:30 pmthu9:30 pmThames Lighters - the workhorses of London's watery highwayHoneywood Museum, Honeywood Walk, Carshalton SM5 3NX7:30 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT+01:00) Event TypeHeritage Event Organized ByThe Friends of Honeywood Museum

Event Details

A Talk from Alun Thomas, London Canal Museum

Until the early 1960s the River Thames was thronged with vessels of all shapes and sizes bringing goods to London. Of these, lighters were the most numerous although the most insignificant in appearance. They played a vital role in moving cargos from ship to shore and from dock to upriver wharf. These unique vessels had no means of propulsion beyond the ingress and egress of the tide.

Alun will explain how the trade developed and shed light on the life of the lightermen whose skill controlled these barges.

Seats £7 (£6 Members) – refreshments free

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(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT+01:00)

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Honeywood Museum

Honeywood Walk, Carshalton SM5 3NX

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