Thames Barge 'Ironsides' by Brendan Conway

Thames Barge 'Ironsides'

In August 2017, we were luck to have chosen a perfectly still day for a trip on the Thames Barge 'Greta' from Whitstable which is the oldest Dunkirk small ship still afloat. Across Whitstable Bay, we spotted another Thames Barge, 'Ironsides', gliding across the sea towards the Swale Estuary. 'Ironsides' is a Spritsail Barge built in 1900 by Clark & Standfield, Grays, Essex.