• Short Summary

    Men at work on sailing barge making its way out to sea.

  • Description

    Titles read: "RED SAILS".

    Location of events unknown.

    Mast of sailing barge. Deck of barge. Tug towing barge. Ships compass. Men on deck. Men on deck with lifebelt on the rigging in the background. Sails of barges. Men coiling rope. Men hauling on rope swinging sail and rigging. Sail overwater.

    Looking towards bows of barge. Silhouette of man and rigging (clouds in the background). Man working on deck. Man standing on rope working on bowspritt. Man going down companionway. Water coming over deck. Bringing mugs of tea to the men on deck.

    Barge moving up river towed by tug.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1317.26
    Media URN:
    43589
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1947
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:44:00 / 01:44:47:00
    Canister:
    NP 113

Comments (2)

  1. British Pathé says

    A member of the public has written in to give us some information on this clip.

    The location is Gt Yarmouth and the barge is the Will Everard built at Gt Yarmouth and belonging to F.T.Everard & Sons Ltd of Greenhithe, Kent (which still survives in commission as a hospitality charter vessel today).

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  2. GuyWimpory says

    Yes that is SB Will. I've been on her recently, she is usually berthed on Reed's Wharf in London just down from Tower Bridge now but does still work the river for events. In fact I am having my 40th on board her this summer! Great to see her sailing all those years ago. I know she still races in Barge matches too. More details about her now are here: http://topsailevents.co.uk/ships/thames-sailing-barges/sailing-barge-will

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