The Thames Barge Driving Race
The Thames Barge Driving Race or TOW Barge Driving Race is a river-race that was set up in 1975 by a charity called The Transport On Water Association (TOW) with the backing of Members of Parliament and Members of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom.
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