Barges, tugs and lighters on the Creek

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Name: Iris Golding

Summary: Iris was born in Sittingbourne and her Grandfather built boats and barges before her Father went on to drive his own sailing barge on the Creek. Iris has memories of the barges on the Creek and travelling on one herself with her Father. Iris talks about the effect the War had on Sittingbourne and Milton Regis.

Tags: Bowater Lloyd; Flushing Street; Hufflers; Kingsferry Bridge; Lighters; Milton Regis; Ridham Dock; Sea Reach; Sittingbourne Ship Building Company; The Swale

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