August Update

Posted by kaetalist on August 1, 2012

The RTVC will reopen in 2013. 

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Posted by kaetalist on November 11, 2011

Why is the Thames is so low between Teddington and Richmond?

Well, every year usually starting at the beginning of November Richmond Half-lock is raised. I hear you say what does that mean? The lock retains water from Richmond Lock to Teddington at the Half tide level (hense Half-lock). So during the majority of the year the level is actually artificially kept at a higher level than that beyond Richmond Lock.

So it may be a bit of a surprise for most, but the river users and mooring owners are very experienced regarding this change to the normal pattern of the tides and have to make provision so that their craft and structure "ground" correctly, without the fear of damage.

With the coming of the full tidal range there is also a much faster current, up to 7knots and the dislodging of debris, so the Thames can be a much more dangerous place during this time.

So lend some sympathy for the humble mooring owner and wish them well through the draw-off that all remains well during this wild time.

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The Truth behind the Story

Posted by kaetalist on October 27, 2011

A Government Planning Inspector has stated that "this is a use intended for the benefit of the general public".

The Mayor of London has said that "this is a genuine river related facility and a valuable education resources"

The people of Richmond & Twickenham have said that "this is a beautiful location for such an informative and sociable visitor centre".

The RTVC is pleased that its is providing such a positive community facility.


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RTT Artical - Appeared 21st Oct 2011

Posted by kaetalist on October 27, 2011

River Thames Visitor Centre supports the Environment

The founder of Richmond’s boat-based River Thames Visitor Centre (RTVC) said "it is the responsibility of environmentalist to provide locations for prople to enjoy the place in which they live. Over 100,000 people have visited the RTVC since it opened and it will continue to promote the conservation of our environmental resources into the future. 

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My First Blog Post

Posted by kaetalist on October 17, 2011

Very Pleased to have provided the technology for your website.

Good luck with this very worth well project.

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Adding a New Post

Posted by kaetalist on October 17, 2011

In-context editing is pretty cool cool!

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