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Eel barge “Korneliske Ykes II” visit 2019

By | February 20th, 2020|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page|

  Before we launch into the 2020 season of Open Days and visiting historic boats we look back on a particularly special barge visiting from The Netherlands in 2019      Korneliske Ykes II, a replica wooden eel sailing barge built about ten years ago, sailed over to London in June of 2019 with a [...]

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Sail Cargo arriving in London 8th – 11th October 2019

By | October 8th, 2019|HRP Front Page|

Sailing vessel Gallant, of the Blue Schooner Company, will arrive in London to deliver a cargo of a variety of foodstuffs on behalf of a growing community of of sail-cargo-pioneers. This group of farmers, sailors, traders and foodies are leading the way in transporting products , people and ideas over oceans by the power of [...]

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Open Day Weekend – 21st & 22nd Sept 2019

By | September 4th, 2019|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|

The Open Weekend coincides with Open House London, and also with Wapping Open Studios (a dozen local artists are exhibiting). Hermitage gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday and there is the usual pop-up cafe in the pier house providing refreshments. This weekend we have visiting vessel Thames Sailing barge "Lady Daphne" [...]

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Eel Barge “Korneliske Ykes II” en route to Hermitage

By | June 21st, 2019|Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|

The eel barge "palinaak" has been spotted in Sea Reach at the mouth of the Thames about an hour ago, under power, as it heads to London. We look forward to it arriving at Hermitage later this afternoon.

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Open Day Weekend – 22nd & 23rd June 2019

By | June 17th, 2019|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|

The June Open Days of 2019 will be taking place this weekend. It is a special occasion as 2019 is the tenth anniversary of the building of Hermitage Moorings. We have two vessels coming to Hermitage and open to the public, one, called "Korneliske Ykes II" , is sailing from The Netherlands, re-enacting a trading [...]

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Open Day Weekend – 23rd & 24th March 2019

By | March 7th, 2019|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|

The first Open Days of 2019 will be 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 view close up, mainly Dutch and English river barges, and [...]

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River Thames Boat Project 2018 – a report by RTBP Education Manager Zaria Greenhill

By | March 6th, 2019|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, News|

The River Thames Boat Project has returned to Hermitage Community Moorings in 2018, with a record nine bookings. HRP funding of the previous schools fee of £260 (that covers just a part of the overall costs of delivering the days) has helped with uptake, as well as the big efforts by the project coordinator Zaria to [...]

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Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre 2017 & 2018

By | July 31st, 2018|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page|

Hermitage River Projects contributed a grant to support the programme at the centre in Shadwell, located just a mile downstream from Hermitage. The Centre’s work with young people started with a summer programme in 1976. Today it remains important to continue to provide much needed activities for young people in the school summer holidays. In [...]

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Totally Thames 2018: Mother Danube

By | July 31st, 2018|Events, Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, News|

Join performance storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton and musician Emma Clare on a magical journey across Europe evoking the River Danube for a week of free performance at various unique and riverside locations as part of Totally Thames 2018. Join them at Hermitage on Thursday 27th Sept at 7pm. To book this free event go to [...]

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Open Day Weekend – 22nd & 23rd Sept 2018

By | July 26th, 2018|Hermitage River Projects|

UPDATE: due to unforeseeable circumstances we have a different boat visiting, but still a Thames Sailing Barge - the "Will" (see picture below, in place of Lady Daphne pictured above). Will was built in 1925 in Yarmouth , made out of steel, and is one of the largest such barges at almost 30m long. The [...]

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