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Pin Mill Barge Match

Based on the beautiful River Orwell, the Pin Mill Barge Match is one of the highlights in any bargeman’s calendar. Arthur Ransome, the author of Swallows and Amazons, loved these waters and it is easy to see why, with the woodland coming down to…

Racing Days

Between May and September, the East Coast plays host to a series of festivals and events. Take the opportunity to be aboard the barge for one of the Match days, which have been running since 1863. The prevailing conditions dictate whether you’ll experience a…

A New Venture…

The traditional working vessels of the East Coast evolved over centuries to be purposeful craft, perfectly tailored for their tasks – be it the elegant fishing smacks or the powerful sailing barge. In the modern era, they have become a relic of a past…