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Barge-driving Races


This event is in the past. This is an archive page for reference.

The barge-driving races demonstrate the way Thames Watermen skilfully manoeuvred their barges on the Thames in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Modern-day Watermen and Lightermen compete in the main race (1pm-1.40pm Tower Bridge to Westminster Bridge), while the Newcomers' Race (2.30pm-3pm Waterloo Bridge to Tower Bridge) is for friends, family and apprentices.

There is live commentary on all the action on Millennium Bridge.


This event is in the past. This is an archive page for reference.
 
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