Christmas Carols aboard Edith May It’s been almost a decade since our last Christmas concerts aboard Edith May and we are delighted to be bringing them back this year for three atmospheric festive evenings.
Led by Anna Braithwaite and her musical pals, we invite you to join us in a festive sing song, with mulled wine and mince pies galore.
The dates are 12th, 21st and 22nd December and tickets can be purchased through the website.
We hope to see you there!
The world’s last sea-going paddle steamer is due to visit the Medway on her annual round Britain tour on 7th October 2023. More information on the vessel and how to book tickets…
Sea-Change Sailing Trust is a charity that takes young people and vulnerable adults on life-skills-building residential voyages on board our Thames sailing barge Blue Mermaid. We like to enter Blue Mermaid in the annual series of historic Thames sailing barge races (or matches) that take place around the east coast each year. On these occasions only, we invite a small group of up to 8 paying guests aboard for an overnight stay onboard and participation in the race. The funds raised on these occasions help to support the work of the charity. No previous sailing experience is necessary, and as we have a race crew of our own onboard, guests may either participate in sailing the barge, or find a place that is out of the way of the action, and just spectate. Racing can get pretty exciting with the winner taking home the coveted Match Pennant, and the race points count towards the annual award of Champion Barge. The cost of an overnight berth, an evening meal before the match, and a place onboard for the race itself is £160 per person.
The last sea-going paddle steamer came all the way up the river past Gillingham today. Waverley is due to return to the Medway on 8 October.
The last sea-going paddle steamer in the world is scheduled to visit the River Medway on 26 September and 8 October after calling at Gravesend and Southend. How far Waverley comes up the river will depend on the captain and pilot on the day. Always a magnificent sight!