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River Thames Boat Project 2017 – a report by RTBP Education Coordinator Zaria Greenhill

By | July 4th, 2017|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page|

The River Thames Boat Project has returned to Hermitage Community Moorings twice this year so far: once in March, with St Peter’s London Docks school, pictured, and later in May with two schools from further afield: Grafton school from Barking and Dagenham and Stebon school from Tower Hamlets. The charity owns and operates the community barge [...]

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The Great Get Together — Horn soundings at Hermitage Moorings

By | June 20th, 2017|Events|

Each day of the Great Get Together, we sounded the ships' horns at Hermitage Moorings for two minutes. One video and two sound recordings from different days and vantage points are here: -- Saturday's sound recording was made next to a memorial bell made in Jo's memory. -- Sunday's sound recording was taken from [...]

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The Great Get Together — vigil in Hermitage memorial gardens

By | June 17th, 2017|Events|

On Friday evening we gathered in Hermitage memorial gardens to celebrate the memory of Jo. We were joined in speeches by John Biggs (Mayor of Tower Hamlets), Jim Fitzpatrick (MP for Poplar and Limehouse), Rushanara Ali (MP for Bethnal Green and Bow), Abdal Ullah (local resident & secretary of Wapping Bangladeshi Association & Wapping Mosque), Norwaz Choudhury [...]

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16th – 18th June 2017 The Great Get Together

By | June 16th, 2017|Events|

Varous gatherings and celebrations are taking place in Wapping, from Friday afternoon through to Sunday evening. See timetable of events attached. GreatGetTogether.org    

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Open Day Weekend – 24th & 25th June 2017

By | May 17th, 2017|Events, Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|

Gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday We have one visiting vessel (TSB Centaur, see below) coming to Hermitage and open to visitors, a pop-up cafe in the pier house and of course the resident live-aboard boats to view close up, mainly Dutch and English river barges, and all in navigable condition [...]

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River Thames Society Annual Award

By | April 10th, 2017|Flotsam|

Hermitage is delighted to have received the Shield this year. It is an award to an individual or group of individuals, organisation or corporate body, for making the most significant contribution to the well being of the River Thames during the calendar year. The 2016 award was accepted by Anne Wainwright on behalf of Hermitage [...]

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Open Day Weekend – 18th & 19th March 2017

By | March 9th, 2017|Events, Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|

The first Open Days of 2017 will be taking place soon. Gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday We have motor tug Touchstone arriving from Chatham and open to visitors, a pop-up cafe in the pier house and of course the resident live-aboard boats to view close up, mainly Dutch and English [...]

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Misty mooring

By | January 24th, 2017|Flotsam, Hermitage Community Moorings|

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Christmas message

By | December 5th, 2016|Flotsam|

Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and New Year from everyone at Hermitage

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Open Day Weekend – 17th & 18th Sept 2016

By | September 6th, 2016|Events, Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|

The September Open Days at Hermitage are scheduled to coincide with Open House weekend in London. We have two historic vessels visiting for the weekend, steam tug Portwey and fireboat Massey Shaw. Steam tug Portwey is a twin-screw coal-fired vessel built in 1927 and of dimensions 24.4m x 5.94m x 2.74m draft. She was built [...]

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