Tradition has it that after the 1928 Thames Barge Match, Fred Horlock promised his victorious rivals that he would give them a “reminder” of the speed of his barges. The following year 1929, Reminder was launched at Mistley and fulfilled his expectations, becoming Champion barge on the Thames and Medway. Reminder was also one of the last barges built.
Mainly working on the rivers of Essex and Suffolk, Reminder finished her working life as a ballast barge. In 1975 she was bought and converted back to sail, joining the fledgling barge charter business of the time. In those days guests enjoyed 7 day trips on board and really got the chance to explore the many rivers and villages of the East Coast.
With her cargo hold now converted to comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests, “Reminder” offers you the opportunity to cruise back in time for a weekend, to an unhurried world governed by wind and tides. Leave the pressures of modern life ashore as you relax and explore the “secret waters” of the East Coast. Visit quiet anchorages and historic riverside villages, enjoy the abundant wildlife, stunning sunsets and experience the thrill of sailing on this majestic historic craft.
Take a good look around “Reminder” with our Virtual Tour below. You can go up on deck, walk onto other barges, even walk on shore. Just click on the arrows to navigate, hold down your left mouse button and drag to look left or right.
Weekends Away on Reminder
A memorable alternative to a cottage or hotel for a birthday, anniversary, stag/hen night, club social or just for an excuse to relax !
Visit our Weekends Away website www.topsail-weekend-breaks.co.uk for more information, a video and gallery.