BBC1 Britain Afloat – Meet Jimmy Lawrence

Meet Jimmy Lawrence, one of the last men to skipper a working Thames Barge and a good friend to Sea-Change. He has been working on these beautiful sailing boats for nearly 70 years.

In their heyday, there were over 2,000 barges on the Thames until river transport was overtaken by goods deliveries by road.

But Jimmy’s passion for these majestic boats lives on and has been recorded by the BBC. Transmitting on Friday 29th September at 1930hrs on BBC1 or Saturday at 2000hrs on BBC2 and then available on the iPlayer.

 

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