The Last of the Watermen is a fascinating exploration of the river Thames seen through the eyes of one of its longest serving watermen.
Peter Duggan, born and bred on the banks of the Thames in Wapping has been a tug and barge skipper since anyone can remember and is one of the last great characters still working on London’s river.
This beautiful film stands as witness to the harsh, yet mysterious and ultimately beguiling life of watermen and lightermen on the River Thames and their all but forgotten world.
The Last of the Watermen will screen at Hermitage Moorings open days - Wednesday 11 - Sunday 15 September, 11am - 4pm
The Last of the Watermen (Trailer):
Format : 16:9 HD colour
Duration : 24 minutes
Director : David Kew
Production : Q films
Commissioned by The Cultureship
Hermitage Moorings Open days
Hermitage Community Moorings provides berths for up to 20 historic vessels.
See the 1513: A Ships’ Opera performers: historic ships VIC 56, VIC 95, Kent, De Walvisch, Barking and Fearnought and talk to the crews. Take in David Kew’s The Last of the Watermen – a beautiful film depicting the river Thames as seen through the eyes of Peter Duggan, tug and barge skipper and one of the river’s longest serving watermen.
Wednesday 11 - Sunday 15 September, 11am - 4pm
16 Wapping High St London, Greater London E1W 1NG
Hermitage Community Moorings, 16 Wapping High St, E1W 1BH