Sailing Barge Venta

London – Stockholm – London
John Fairbrother & Jocelyn Lukins zoom


Size 210 x 149mm (A5) / paperback / 128pp / 90 illustrations

ISBN: 978-0-9576437-0-3
UK: £2.00
Europe: £5.00
Rest of the world: £11.00

The author brings alive this now sleepy part of what was the industrial and maritime might of the north Kent coastline in Victorian times. He was Foreman Shipwright at White’s shipyard in Conyer, a locality about which his knowledge was unsurpassed. Here he weaves that history into a tale of a village, its inhabitants and the cement and brick-making enterprises that fed and sustained the creek-side wharves, tramways and sailing barges in Victorian times and beyond.

‘A riveting read from start to finish’
Sea Breezes Magazine

‘A remarkable story of great seamanship’
Tom Cunliffe, Yachting World