Flats and high rise buildings are going up at an astonishingly fast rate this year all along the river. With the Greenwich Enderby Wharf Cruise Terminal due to be built in 2017 this is just one more site.
What are your views ?
Site: Enderby Wharf, Christchurch Way, London SE10
Developer: Westcourt Real Estate
Architect: The Manser Practice
Market housing: 402
Social rented housing: 28
Intermediate housing: 47
Cruise liner terminal: 3,651m²
Non-residential institutions: 635m²
Retail space: 121m²
Block A: 26 floors | 95.5m AOD | 92.0m AGL
Terminal Block Y: 21 floors | 80.6m AOD | 75.4m AGL
Terminal Block Z: 29 floors | 105.4m AOD | 101.6m AGL
Two new arrivals at Gravesend are two bunker barges from the Netherlands called ALMERE 4 and ANITA. Both classic and interesting looking bunker barges which will certainly be nice to see underway. It is not yet known if the vessels will continue to carry fuel or if they will be used in another role such as fresh water or sewage discharge.
ALMERE 4 is currently on a buoy at Denton and ANITA is out of the water at PLA Denton
The confirmed new owner is not yet known but no doubt will come to light over the next few days
It is of sad news to hear that Ray Harrison recently passed away. Ray worked as a tuggy on the Medway for 45 years mainly with J.P Knight. Upon retiring in 2002 he set about creating the website titled “Riverman” for all those of us that have an interest in tugs of the Thames & Medway. Ray was also a regular sight onboard the preserved J.P Knight tug KENT at Chatham.
When I first decided to create The Liquid Highway back in 2005 , Ray’s website was a place I always enjoyed visiting and although I never met Ray in person, over the years we exchanged emails and Ray was kind enough to share photos to help get the ball rolling with my own website. Our websites were quite similar in the sense of archiving photographs of a working River, although Ray mainly concentrated on the Medway rather than the Thames.
I last spoke to Ray via email in December and it was sad to hear of his passing today
The Riverman website is currently down (although it was up a few days ago), but I do hope Ray’s hard work in creating it (especially the photo gallery) can be kept online for others to look at and enjoy for years to come.
Rest in peace
Ray “The Riverman” Harrison
HCH Marine Services was a management buy out of F.T.E Lighterage LTD by David & Nick Howard . The company was formed in 1990 and still operates today with minimal vessels mainly PURGO which operates between Erith Oil and Jurgens Jetty at Purfleet – the home of Stork margarine and other fatty/oily food products.
HAZEL E – Built 1939 ex S.A Everard – Operated by HCH 1990-2007 / Broken up 2009 at Chatham by GPS
CAROLE A Built 1949 – Built ex Pinklake/R.A Everard – Operated by HCH 1990 – 2012 – Sold as houseboat to Hoo
JOKER – Built 1947 – Last seen at Greenhithe rumoured for Benfleet with new owners
TORBROOK – Built 1958 – still owned by HCH laid up inside Jurgens Jetty
ESSO OSLO – Built 1962 / later sold as yacht
PURGO – Built 1962 – Bought by HCH in 2004 and converted for carrying edible oils
photo: Ken Smith
Photos by Edward / KenJonBro
In yet another waste of a loved vessel , the Ton Class Minesweeper M1151 was sold to the breakers at Erith and currently sits behind ALEXANDRIA – Better photos will follow in the next few days
A great pity that this vessel was not passed onto a preservation group
Decommissioned: 1992 – sold to Sea Cadets at Tilbury
Sold in 2014 to a Tilbury Pilot by Sea Cadets
seen here passing Vic Deep in 1990
Seen here in May 2014 on the final night with Sea Cadets – the vessel itself not in too bad shape
photo by Bob Smith