Barge Driving Race

Historic Barge Driving Race

Watch around 11 teams of Watermen, Lightermen and Apprentices row 30 tonne barges over a 7 mile course from Greenwich to Westminster.┬áConsiderable skill is needed to pilot unpowered barges rowed by oars or sweeps on the tidal Thames. The event commemorates the skills of Lightermen who moved freight in this way in the 1940/50’s. Please […]