The Last of the Tamar Barges


Mashford's Boatyard, the Lynher restoration, Cremyll Keelboats, Plymouth by Emily Harris Photography

An evening talk about the last of the Tamar barges is being held next month in the stunning setting of Calstock Arts, overlooking Goss’ boatyard.

Barbara Bridgman of Cremyll Keelboats will give a talk on the heritage of the River Lynher, the ‘Lynher’ barge’s fascinating history and the current project to restore her to her former glory.

The event, made possible through Helping Hands for Heritage, part of the Tamar Valley AONB, will take place on Friday 2nd October, starting at 7:00pm.

Sam Barnes, Project Officer, says, “The Lynher barge, used on the river Tamar to transport goods to Plymouth for over 50 years, was purpose-built in 1896 by James Goss of Calstock; what better venue for this inspirational talk?”

Booking is essential for this event. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. For further information, or to book your FREE place, please contact the Tamar Valley AONB team – t: 01822 835030 e:

For the very latest on Helping Hands for Heritage, and ways to get involved, please visit or like us on Facebook /helpinghandsfor heritage.

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