Now like a Maiden Queen, she will behold From her high turrets, hourly suitors come:
The East with incense and the West with Gold .
The silver Thames, her own domestic Floud Shall bear her vessels like a sweeping Train.
The Grand Turk, a replica of a Royal Naval ship of the era of the Napoleonic wars, provides the finishing line for the annual Great River race.
Greenwich London Map Photo Gallery
Final checks on the the Cutty Sark’s rigging, the week before her re-opening in April 2012.
The remaining Thames sailing barges no longer carry the oats, hay and straw for London’s horses from the remote creeks of Essex and Suffolk on the East Coast. Today the remaining fleet have a summer programme of racing together and many have been converted for chartering to clubs, colleges, sailing enthusiast groups and for sales promotion assignments by corporations.
A KPMG Meteor Clipper in the new 2012 livery, which has superseded those seen on a Sun Clipper approaching the Millennium Bridge by Tate Modern (above), and a Hurricane Clipper by Canary Wharf (below), which bore the distinctive polka-dot livery designed by Damien Hirst.
Sir Bob Scott has been a very active Greenwich resident, much involved with the British Olympic Committee. He is Chairman of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Greenwich Theatre and South London Business.
Nick Raynsford, MP for Greenwich and Woolwich since 1997 was previously MP for Greenwich between 1992 and 1987, and for Fulham between 1986 and 1987. He was Minister for Local Government from
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