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Joel
09-02-2014, 11:14 PM
Would be very grateful if anyone could give me any interesting information about the 'Keelmen of Tyne and Wear'

My great-great grandfather Joseph Galloway (born about 1856) is listed as 'keelman on a barge' (so I am assuming he was on the Tyne or Wear) and I would just be interested to see what sort of life this was and what an average day was like.

Any info would be great,

thanks

almach
10-02-2014, 12:16 AM
A Google search for.......... "keelmen +barge" finds a few links, though not necessarily in the time frame you're interested in but do give an idea.

http://www.nga.
gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/art-object-page.1225.html

http://fullreads.
com/literature/keelmen/

http://books.google.
co.uk/books?id=97wxImdsoO8C&pg=PA159&lpg=PA159&dq=keelmen+barge&source=bl&ots=FrsOma-FKU&sig=GbaDxU2nsxbwtHHvVeKwsNfLi-E&hl=en&sa=X&ei=CRb4Uto5koWFB5DrgdgK&ved=0CEMQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=keelmen%20barge&f=false

http://www.
balh.co.uk/tlh/review_iID_92_rID_1.html

http://en.
wikipedia.org/wiki/Keelmen