TWO SOUVENIR PROGRAMMES OF BLACKWATER SAILING BARGE MATCHES, MALDON, 1964 AND 1966.

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Two booklets, Maldon, 1st.eds., 1964 & 1966. 4 pp. & 12 pp., 2 photos (1964) & 2 photos + double-page cold. map (1966.). Pict. c.c., 22 x 14cm each. V.G. Two souvenir programmes for the Blackwater sailing barges races during the mid-1960’s. Sailing barges had carried cargoes to and from Maldon since the early 19th century and periodic races were a traditional feature of their trade. This was revived in 1962 with a new series of annual races. Vessels taking part in 1964 included EDITH MAY, GIPPING, MARJORIE, MAYFLOWER, MEMORY, MILLIE, SALTCOTE BELLE, SPINAWAY, etc. Barges entered in 1966 included CENTAUR, DAWN, KATHLEEN, KITTY, LORD ROBERTS, MAY, MIROSA, VENTA, WESTMORELAND, etc.


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