Diary of Trust Events

Volunteer Working Groups

Our barges are un-rigged for the winter period maintenance. A working party meets on Maldon Hythe Quay on the weekends listed below, working volunteers are welcome to stay aboard the barge if they wish to work on both days.

In addition to the weekends a working group meets every Thursday (09:00 on Hythe Quay) throughout the year.

If you would like to join these working groups please contact David on 07849 862685.

Weekend Dates are:

The Weekend working party dates have now finished as we are approaching the sailing season. New dates will appear later in the year for the 2017/18 Winter Maintenance Programme.

2017 Events

Children’s Day

Thursday 3rd August 2017
11:00 – 17:00

A fun and educational day aboard Thames sailing barge Pudge.

Raising the foresail
Learn to tie knots
Explore Pudge with your free Activity Pack

Event suitable for children aged 11 and under

Entrance Free (Donations Welcome)
All children must be accompanied by an Adult.







The Trust expects to be present at the following events with one of our barges.


Harwich Sea Festival and Lifeboat Day
Sunday 30th July

Leigh Heritage Day – Leigh on Sea
Sunday 6th August

Ipswich Maritime Festival
Saturday & Sunday 19th & 20th August

Maritime Festival 2017

Southend Barge Match Weekend
Saturday, Sunday & Monday 26th, 27th & 28th August
(Barge should be sailing in the race on the 27th).

Maldon Regatta
Saturday 23rd September