Welcome to THE BARGE MEN
Were your ancestors associated with Thames Sailing
Barges or lighters, Watermen and Lightermen or the London
Docks? We have a large number of family names, sailing barge
names and sailing barge histories already logged but please keep
watching this page for details of our website dedicated to researching
their family histories.
Our site is dedicated to researching the history of
Thames sailing barges and barge
builders and the watermen
and lightermen who worked on the wharves and docks along the river and
travelled the Thames from Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Essex to
London. Links can be found to other river sites.
We've extended our family history research to the
counties of Norfolk and Suffolk and are collating information about
local wherries, wherrymen and their families.
Island History Open Days in 2012 - Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th and Monday 8th MayThe archive of over 5,000 old photographs of the Isle of Dogs and its people is available and Entrance is FREEGo here for details
update May 2012