Waverley returns to the Thames for 2015 season

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HISTORIC¬†paddle steamer Waverley has arrived on the Thames for her annual season of trips. The beautiful vessel arrived last Friday and immediately for started on her 2015 programme of Thames excursions. Built in the mid 1940s, Waverley is the last sea going paddle steamer in the world and is listed on the UK’s National Historic Fleet Register. The attractive lines …

Thames salute to the Queen’s long reign

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THE RIVER Thames paid its own tribute to HM The Queen as she became the country’s longest serving monarch last week (9th September). Tower Bridge opened in salute as a small flotilla led by¬†Queen’s row barge Gloriana made its up up the Thames from St Katherine Docks to the Houses of Parliament. HMS Portland was alongside HMS Belfast, adding to …

Portwey steams past London landmarks

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Heritage steam tug Portwey delighted onlookers today as she took to the river with passengers on board. The 1920s built vessel is doing three days of scenic Thames trips, taking passengers from Masthouse Pier up to Tower Bridge, then back down to the Thames Barrier before turning to Masthouse. The beautiful tug, built by Harland and Wolff on the Clyde, …

Massey Shaw returns to London

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FAMED and much loved fireboat MASSEY SHAW has returned to London. The oft-delayed return to the capital finally happened this morning with the fireboat making the journey from Avonmouth on a low loader lorry. Shortly after midday she was craned in to the West India Dock from Wood Wharf and towed across to the Docklands Scout Project. Thanks to Heritage …