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

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 [...]

By | July 4th, 2017|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page|Comments Off on River Thames Boat Project 2017 – a report by RTBP Education Coordinator Zaria Greenhill

Open Day Weekend – 24th & 25th June 2017

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 [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Events, Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 24th & 25th June 2017

Open Day Weekend – 18th & 19th March 2017

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 [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Events, Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 18th & 19th March 2017

Open Day Weekend – 17th & 18th Sept 2016

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 [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Events, Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 17th & 18th Sept 2016

20th April 2016 – River Thames Boat Project

The team return, though without the Thames Venturer vessel since their skipper is sailing in Antarctica. Another successful classroom session in the Pier House for a group of 25 children from St Peter's London Docks school in Wapping. The children were river scientists collecting important data about pollutants in the Thames, part of an international [...]

By | April 20th, 2016|Hermitage River Projects|Comments Off on 20th April 2016 – River Thames Boat Project

Open Day Weekend – 25th & 26th June 2016 [cancelled]

Update: Given recent events, we hope you understand that to give our community space to grieve, we felt it inappropriate to hold our open day this weekend. We welcome people who wish to leave flowers or a message for Jo – thank you, please place them by the gate. We look forward to seeing you [...]

By | April 19th, 2016|Hermitage Community Moorings, Hermitage River Projects|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 25th & 26th June 2016 [cancelled]

Open Day Weekend – 9th & 10th April 2016

The first Open Days of the year are taking place this weekend. 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 look at, mainly Dutch and English [...]

By | April 5th, 2016|Events, Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 9th & 10th April 2016

Thames Venturer visits Hermitage

The River Thames Boat Project has been kindly permitted to run Eco-Venturers, one of our environmental education programmes, at Hermitage Community Moorings. Thames Venturer will be arriving on Monday 5 and departing on Saturday 10 October with a group of up to 12 people from two different local community organisations. From Tuesday 6 to Friday [...]

By | December 10th, 2015|Events, Hermitage River Projects|Comments Off on Thames Venturer visits Hermitage

Open Day Weekend – 19th & 20th September 2015

This weekend is co-ordinated with the Open House London event, which showcases interesting buildings and architecture around London not usually open to the public. In this case, the floating pier house and the moorings of a community of live-aboard barges. http://events.londonopenhouse.org/building/17890 There will be a cafe with refreshments in the pier house, and archaelogy artefacts [...]

By | August 25th, 2015|Events, Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 19th & 20th September 2015

Open Days

Each boat has a plaque explaining its history (most of them are around 100years old), and residents are around to answer any questions about what its like living onboard. Don’t be shy with the questions, we’ve heard most of them before….Do you have electricity/internet/TV? Does it move? Why did you decide to move onto [...]

By | August 4th, 2015|Hermitage River Projects, News, Open Day|0 Comments