Edith May Blogs


Sweeps Festival 2012 – programme 3rd-7th May

With the season fast approaching, the Rochester Sweeps Festival is the Edith May’s first engagement of the year. The barge will be heading up to Chatham on Thursday 3rd, where she will lower down her mast and rigging in order to pass under Rochester Bridge around 1430hrs on Friday afternoon. The barge will then be […]



‘Edith May’ – National Flagship 2012

It is with great pride that we are able to announce the ‘Edith May’ has been presented with the ‘National Flagship Award 2012′ by the National Historic Ships organisation. Martyn Heighton, Director, National Historic Ships UK, commented: “I am delighted that in the year of the Diamond Jubilee Pageant the status of Flagship has been […]



Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant, 3rd June 2012

Following a rollercoaster ride, we were delighted to be selected to take part in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant, to be held on Sunday 3rd June. There are two parts to the Pageant. The main parade sees a flotilla of ships, starting at Putney, making their way under the bridges down to the Lower Pool, […]