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The Mayflower

A Barging Childhood

By (author) Nick Ardley
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Imprint: Tempus Publishing Ltd
Published: 1st May 2007
Dimensions: w 166mm h 247mm d 22mm
Weight: 710g
ISBN-10: 0752442252
ISBN-13: 9780752442259
Barcode No: 9780752442259
In the late 1940s, Nick Ardley's parents purchased an old Thames sailing barge. It was an unusual choice of a home in a time when new houses were in great demand after the Second World War, but it provided adequate living space for themselves and their ever-growing family. Nick was lucky enough to be brought up on board, moving school as the barge moved from port to port on the Medway and Thames. The barge was overhauled by Nick's parents, but the children helped too. This is the often moving story of a unique childhood, living aboard a Thames sailing barge.

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