Council Wins Ferry Appeal But Has To Pay Costs For “Unreasonable Behaviour” – Blames It On “Re-organisation and Restructuring”

Saturday, December 12, 2015 admin 1

Back in September last year, someone applied for planning permission in South Fambridge for “reinstatement of ferry crossing, together with ancillary car parking”. Basically the people involved wanted to operate a? boat service between South Fambridge and North Fambridge, carrying a maximum of 12 passengers. This also included providing a […]

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The Largest Ship Ever On The Thames

Thursday, February 26, 2015 admin 0

From the Port of London website today: London, UK, 26th February 2015:- The Munkebo Maersk became the largest ship to ever sail up the River Thames as it called at DP World London Gateway, the UK?s newest deep-sea port hub today. The 399 metre long, 60 metre wide, 195,000 ton […]

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Sailing Barges On the Crouch And Roach

Friday, March 14, 2014 admin 0

A rather good article on the Rochford District Community Archive about the importance of barges in past centuries – especially in our area: …. Sailing barges on the rivers of the Rochford district were a vital link in the supply chain. The few roads which existed were often flooded. Carts […]

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A Career On The Thames?

Friday, July 5, 2013 admin 0

This might interest young job seekers – from the Port of London Authority website yesterday: < blockquote>The Port of London Authority (PLA) is joining a drive to encourage young job seekers to look to the Thames for their career. _ The port authority ….will be hosting a careers Open Day […]

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Seafarers Of The Past…

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 admin 0

If you are interested in history, or in ships, you might like to read a new 22-page booklet called “London Gateway – A Maritime History”. You can download it here Did you know that the first signs of river travel in the Thames area is actually a bronze age paddle […]

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A Lot Going On At Wallasea Island

Friday, September 7, 2012 admin 1

There’s a lot going at Wallasea Island. Remember this is a conservation project on a scale never before attempted in the UK…. It deserves to be better known! Last month McDonalds and the Council did their bit clearing up rubbish: The teams from four McDonalds’ branches in Southend are usually […]

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The Eerie Towers Of Shivering Sands

Sunday, September 2, 2012 admin 0

If you go to Shoeburyness East Beach on a clear, cloudless day you can see some towers in the far distance. They are the towers of Shivering Sands – built between 1942 and 1943 as gun platforms against German bombers. So they may well have protected your family’s home during […]

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If You Go Near The Thames…

Saturday, August 11, 2012 admin 0

If you get close to the River Thames in the next couple of days, you might see some cruise ships and superyachts leaving after the Olympics. As the Port of London Authority website explains: More than 20 vessels including cruise ships, sailing ships and super yachts came specially to London […]