Whitstable Calendar 2020

A collection of 12 beautiful Whitstable, Tankerton and Seasalter photographs throughout the seasons, presented on premium quality, recycled paper and bound in a sleeve.

The images for each month in the Whitstable Calendar 2020 have been lovingly captured by Alex Hare of Whitstable Photographic Co.
Alex donates 2.5% of his profits to Whitstable Maritime.

Price: £9.99 Order here

Thames Sailing Barge Repertor

The barge match, which takes place as part of Whitstable Harbour Day is joined this year (3rd August 2019) by Repertor, an historic, traditional Thames sailing barge

Repertor. Photo credit Peter Phillips

Repertor was built in 1924 by Horlocks of Mistley, on the River Stour in Essex. She worked in trade until the late 1960s, at first under sail alone, later with auxiliary engines.  Carrying general cargo, typically grain, fertiliser, feeds and timber, she could load up to 140 tons, equivalent to 4 HGVs.  She ended her trading days as a motor tanker, carrying acid for manufacture of plastics; nowadays she carries people instead.

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