Tilbury on the Thames, a new community based trust, reopened the historical Passenger Footbridge during their launch at The London International Cruise Terminal in Tilbury.
On Wednesday 6th July, an exciting event was held at the London International Cruise Terminal for the launch of Tilbury on the Thames. The trust, which was launched through funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund and tremendous support from The Port of Tilbury, has recently received £8000.00 from Tesco Bags of help scheme.
The Launch was hosted by the Port of Tilbury’s Chief Operating Officer, Perry Glading and welcomed the Mayor of Thurrock, local historians and many more to celebrate the first of many projects that will look at combining commercial and community activity to safeguard the heritage of the Cruise Terminal buildings for the future.
Tilbury’s passenger footbridge, which leads to the ferry landing stage at London International Cruise Terminal, was re-opened during the launch of the trust with an exciting bridge burst from 7 children from Lansdowne primary school, they burst through a paper covered entrance with plenty of energy and excitement to the delight of the audience.
The event took place on a glorious sunny afternoon with Cruise and Maritime’s flag ship the Magellan making the perfect backdrop for the event before she sets sail on her British Isles discovery Cruise.
After more than 20 years this little bridge that is a historical piece of engineering and part of local heritage has now opened to the public.