Churchill’s funeral remembered on the Thames

Staff WriterEvents

A SERVICE of remembrance for Sir Winston Churchill took place on the Thames yesterday. The former PLA hydrographic survey boat Havengore had the honour of carrying the coffin of Churchill up the river half a century ago and yesterday, exactly fifty years later, the vessel again took to the river to retrace its movements. With Churchill family members on board, …

Tattershall Castle sets off for refit in Hull

Rob PowellNews, Passenger Vessels

THE RENOWNED paddle steamer Tattershall Castle has left the Thames as she sets off on a journey to Hull where she is to receive a refit. She left her mooring under tow earlier in the week and after staying at Woolwich for two nights, she continued down the river today with tugs GPS Avenger and Horton. Built in 1934, the …

New footbridge joins the Thames Path at Deptford Creek

Rob PowellBridges

A BRAND new footbridge was opened to the public yesterday, connecting the Thames Path at Millennium Quay and recently developed New Capital Quay, Greenwich. The bridge crosses at the mouth of Deptford Creek enabling better access on this part of the Thames Path, doing away with the need to take a detour up to Creek Road and across the existing …

Havengore to mark anniversary of Churchill’s funeral

Rob PowellEvents

THE HISTORIC role played by Havengore in the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill will be remembered later this month. It was the former PLA hydrographic survey vessel that carried the body of Churchill along the river on the day of his state funeral on January 30th 1965. Now, fifty¬†years later to the day, Havengore will once again play her part …

Dates for next spectacular tall ship event in London confirmed

Staff WriterNews

THE ROYAL Borough of Greenwich has confirmed it will again be hosting a major tall ships in two year’s time. Following on from last year’s Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival, the council has announced that the easter weekend (April 14-17) of 2017 will see some of the world’s largest tall ships in the capital as Greenwich becomes the start host …