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About Gavin Starks

M/S Hans

Coronavirus — Wapping Helpers Group

The Hermitage Moorings community is part of the Wapping Helpers Group. More details of this are below. London, Wapping residents: we're here to help Sign up for your local WhatsApp group via our pod system to work out how to help each other Support phone number & email, leaflets, updates at You can [...]

By | March 18th, 2020|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on Coronavirus — Wapping Helpers Group

The Great Get Together — Horn soundings at Hermitage Moorings

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 [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Events|Comments Off on The Great Get Together — Horn soundings at Hermitage Moorings

The Great Get Together — vigil in Hermitage memorial gardens

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 [...]

By | June 17th, 2017|Events|Comments Off on The Great Get Together — vigil in Hermitage memorial gardens

Misty mooring

By | January 24th, 2017|Flotsam, Hermitage Community Moorings|Comments Off on Misty mooring

Christmas message

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

By | December 5th, 2016|Flotsam|Comments Off on Christmas message

Jo Cox – our message

  2016-06-16 Today is the saddest day of this close community. We have lost a dear, dear friend in the the most tragic and outrageous circumstances. We pay tribute to our amazing, wonderful and spirited member of this community. A beacon of hope who believed in love, friendship and values and that we all so [...]

By | June 17th, 2016|Hermitage Community Moorings|Comments Off on Jo Cox – our message

A still summers night

In the early hours the Thames can become very still, here's a shot (26mm, 10s, f9) from the upstream end of HCM (click for high-res version & more). Photo: Gavin Starks M/S Hans

By | June 21st, 2014|Flotsam|Comments Off on A still summers night

Stunning sunset

By | May 1st, 2013|Flotsam|Comments Off on Stunning sunset

Open Weekends for 2013

We hold "Open Weekends" at HCM several times a year where we invite everyone to come and say hello, and see the boats close-up. Do join us for tea, coffee and cake! ++ April 6th-7th ++ July 13th-14th ++ Sept 21st-22nd (part of  ) ++ Dec 14th

By | February 18th, 2013|Events, Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Weekends for 2013

View of HCM from The Shard

To mark the opening of the Shard,  The Guardian have produced a 360-degree, augmented-reality panorama of London's newest view, from the building's public observation deck. HCM is nicely visible... You can scan London from their website.

By | February 18th, 2013|Flotsam|Comments Off on View of HCM from The Shard