Sailing Barge c1900
Images courtesy of the Kent Archaeological Society
Ferryman and passengers
Cement kilns of the Peters works
Beehive kilns of the Halling limeworks
|The two images date from around
1900. It is possible that they were taken by
Catherine Weed Barnes Ward, an American woman pioneer
photographer who specialized in landscape and travel
photography. She lived at Hadlow where she died in
The top image shows a Thames sailing barge preparing to pass the ferry station with the ferryboat about to cross in front. The detail shows the ferryman and his passengers.
The second image shows the barge tacking into the approach to Horseshoe Bend. Note that the ferryman is on the left of the picture having dropped off his passengers.
The detail above left shows the beehive kilns of the Halling limeworks and the detail above right shows the cement kilns of the Peters works.
Charles Spencelayh, an artist who was born in Rochester in 1865, also created a painting of the ferry.