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From: "norman fosh" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] sites
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 10:08:54 -0000
A quite outstanding source for Lightermen is R J Cottrell at
who holds records of The Company of Watermen & Lightermen
of the River Thames (1692-1908)
Best of luck
From: Pam <>
Date: 21 December 2000 18:27
Subject: [Lon] sites
>Do any of you good people know anything about the canal and Thames barges
or lighter men and if there would be any records of them and the lives they
lived in the 1800's.
>Also have any of you heard anything about the ship moored in the Thames
where they sent naught children, mostly boys? My gran once told me her
brother was sent to one and being a good swimmer unlike most children then
swam to shore and she hid him for a while.
>I don't know if it's a story she made up or true and can't seem to find out
much about it.
>Any leads on this gratefully received.
>I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas holiday
>Best Wishes Pam in NZ
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