• Snape Maltings are fascinating former industrial buildings on the River Alde in Suffolk part of which is converted to Benjamin Britten’s Concert Hall. This book follows the history of Snape Maltings from mid nineteenth century up to the present use as a major tourist centre. Re-published with additional material.
  • The first book of the series with colour photographs. It covers the River Deben, from its dangerous entrance bar at Felixstowe Ferry, up past Ramsholt and Waldringfield to Woodbridge and beyond, above Wilford Bridge to Ufford.
  • This book is a portrait of the rivers, creeks and coast of Essex between Harwich and Canvey Island. This is done with five chapters, with the towns, villages and sometime just creeks that contribute to the character of the coastal area.
  • 'The Cambria Story' is written in conjunction with the Cambria Trust. When the 91ft sailing barge Cambria was launched in 1906 she was one of over two thousand barges trading from the East Coast ports, but she became the very last one trading under sail.
  • The golden period for Beachmen was in the mid Victorian period and there was a mini boom in inshore fishing in the 1960-70s
  • Barge traffic to Ipswich Dock and the creeks along the two rivers. Also Harwich shipping and gun punts at Manningtree. Informative captions, as in all this series, bring the photographs to life.
  • This book breaks new ground by bringing to life the story of the work-boats on the East Coast of England and the people who sail them.
  • An acclaimed review of the fishing luggers of Cornwall and the trading schooners and ketches of the west of England. A brief history is given of the beach landing of Cornwall and Devon. Luggers racing at Looe, and the last of the north Devon trading vessels.
  • This book, is in the same style as the very popular Woodbridge to the Coast but larger. It covers the Suffolk estuaries, villages and towns on the rivers or near the coast.
  • Starting in the 1950s with Robert Simper's early sailing on the River Deben. Crewing on some of the last Thames sailing barges working under sail. Gaff boats on the East Coast. Short trips on skipjacks on Chesapeake Bay. Barefoot sailing down the Caribbean Islands. Visits to the dhow harbours and back to sailing luggers on the East Coast.
  • In this charming personal account, inspired primarily by oral histories and supported by archive sources and colourful photography, Robert Simper tells the story of Woodbridge through the ages, documenting changes that have taken place and in particular highlighting some of the character of the town and its surrounding countryside.
  • The mighty tidal River Thames from Gravesend up to Teddington Lock. Photographs of the sailing barges, and lighters that worked from the great dockland system. A glimpse of the world's largest docking that has now largely been swept away.
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