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Film screening plus Q&A : THE LIVING THAMES Thurs 7th Dec 7pm in the Pier House

Introduced by Sir David Attenborough, and presented by environmentalist Chris Baines, The Living Thames gives a voice to the many people with a hand in making the Thames Estuary the great river it is. Despite its sometimes chequered and difficult history, this film illustrates how the estuary and its environs have not only flourished but evolved and [...]

By | November 10th, 2023|Events, Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page|Comments Off on Film screening plus Q&A : THE LIVING THAMES Thurs 7th Dec 7pm in the Pier House

Open Days 16th & 17th Sept 2023

This September we welcome the 3 vessels of The Cirdan Trust as part of their 40th anniversary. Queen Galadrial, (1937 Baltic Trader 32m x 6.4m x 2.4m draft) Faramir (1981 Bermudian Ketch 22m x  5.25m x 2.5m draft) Duet (1912 classic Yawl 20m x 3.4m x 2.2m draft) The Cirdan Trust was founded in 1983 to [...]

By | September 13th, 2023|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Days 16th & 17th Sept 2023

PRIZE DRAW – by the Floating Quilters of Hermitage, in aid of Ukrainian refugees

A energetic group of people from Hermitage Moorings - "The Floating Quilters" - have created a beautiful patchwork quilt that is out there to be won via Prize Draw. See the following link to find information on getting hold of prize draw tickets Floating Quilters of Hermitage Prize Draw - a Community crowdfunding project in [...]

By | March 16th, 2023|HCM Front Page, Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, News|Comments Off on PRIZE DRAW – by the Floating Quilters of Hermitage, in aid of Ukrainian refugees

Open Day Weekend – March 18th & 19th 2023

Touchstone returns to Hermitage, fresh from drydock. Gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday Motor tug Touchstone will be coming and will to be open to visitors, there will be 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, with one [...]

By | March 15th, 2023|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – March 18th & 19th 2023

Open Day Weekend – 17th &18th Sept 2022

Hermitage welcomes the historic vessel Havengore for the September open days weekend, in the year of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. It will be open to visitors during the normal open day hours of 11am to 4pm. Havengore was specially commissioned by the Port of London Authority in 1954 to act both as its flagship and principal [...]

By | September 1st, 2022|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 17th &18th Sept 2022

Open Day Weekend – 18th &19th June 2022

After more than three years tug Touchstone returns to Hermitage Gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday Motor tug Touchstone will be arriving from Chatham Historic Dockyard to be open to visitors, there will be a pop-up cafe in the pier house and of course the resident live-aboard boats to view close up, mainly Dutch and [...]

By | May 31st, 2022|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 18th &19th June 2022

Open Day Weekend – 26th & 27th March 2022

The first open weekend of 2022 has sailing barge "Will" here, fresh from dry dock, winter repairs and maintenance. The vessel is available for visitors to look at close up, as well as tour round the deck (with care). She is a working charter barge, taking groups of people on private charters now, rather than [...]

By | March 8th, 2022|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 26th & 27th March 2022

Open Day Weekend – 4th & 5th Sept 2021

Two years on from our last Open Days, the 2021 ones coincide with Open House. No need to book, but there may be limitations on numbers and the pop-up cafe that is usually in place in the pier house will be operating but in a more distanced mode. The pier house is of course well [...]

By | September 3rd, 2021|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 4th & 5th Sept 2021

The Cirdan Sailing Trust July 2021

The Cirdan Trust vessel Faramir came to Hermitage at the end of July; they report below on the trip:  Cirdan, is a small charity that has been providing life changing experiences to the disadvantaged aboard its sailing fleet for nearly 40 years.  Obviously, the restrictions put in place with the pandemic put a halt to [...]

By | September 2nd, 2021|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page|Comments Off on The Cirdan Sailing Trust July 2021

Microplastics and The Living River Foundation 2021

Photo above: plastic sampling on the river between Richmond and Twickenham. The Living River Foundation is returning to the Thames to sample the estuary for microplastics floating in the surface of the water. The last time this was sampled was 2018 when they found fibres from sanitary items and broken shards of old plastic items. [...]

By | July 7th, 2021|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page|Comments Off on Microplastics and The Living River Foundation 2021