Become a Match Patron

It was all started by Henry Dodd in 1863. He funded the early Matches and bequeathed money to the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers to keep the Match alive after his death.

The Match went from strength to strength, revived after the First World War for the 2nd Series, then again for the Queen’s Coronation.
Henry Dodd’s bequest ran out in 1963.

The Match was revived in 1995 for the Fiftieth Anniversary of VE Day, (the 4th Series) and the initial funding came from Tate & Lyle, and was subsequently funded by both corporate and private individuals. It became the longest enduring revival of the Match since the first Match 150 years ago.

The event requires money: we cannot stage without it.

Patronage is open to all who wish to help ensure the survival of this unique part of our maritime heritage.
For details contact Match Secretary Brian Pain by email at brian.pain@yahoo.co.uk, or Sue Akhurst: thamesbargematch@gmail.com.
Postal address: Thames Sailing Barge Match, The Oyster Bay House, Chambers Wharf, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7BT

Application become a Match Patron can be found here. 

Please print out this web page, complete it and sign it. Then post:

– the original to your bank

– a copy of it to:

Hon. Secretary (Patrons), Thames Sailing Barge Match, The Oyster Bay House, Chambers Wharf, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7BT

APPLICATION TO BECOME A PATRON

Please print out this form, complete it and sign it. Then post:

– the original to your bank

– a copy of it to:

Hon.
Secretary (Patrons), Thames Sailing Barge Match, The Oyster Bay House, Chambers Wharf, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7BT