Andrew Roast, who runs the very successful Nikon Owner Essex Group, would like to invite everyone to attend a unique photographic outing at the Port of Tilbury on Thursday 23rd February, 2012. The photo-event he has organized will provide the attendees with the rare opportunity of photographing the Port, the cruise terminal and its lock as well as the listed buildings that are part of the original port.
The Port of Tilbury, which is located on the River Thames at Tilbury in Essex, England and has just celebrated its 150th birthday, is the principal port for London and forms part of the wider Port of London, lying on the north shore of the River Thames, 25 miles below London Bridge. The original docks of London, all built close to the City, were opened in stages at the beginning of the 19th century. With the coming of the railways and increasing ship size, location close to the centre of London became less important than access to deep water, and in 1909, Tilbury, along with the upstream docks, became part of the newly-established Port of London Authority (PLA).
In 1921, and again in 1929, the PLA carried out major improvements. During the 1960s, at the time when the upstream docks were closing, the Tilbury dock facilities were further extended. The first container service began in 1970, and Tilbury was soon to become the largest container port in the UK.
Andrew Roast has very kindly arranged a one and a half hour tour with a guide who will take the group around the Port, thereby providing the attendees a wide variety of wonderful photographic opportunities. A minibus for all those attending will collect the group from a nearby location and take everyone into the Port; this will enable everyone to comfortably bring all the photo-equipment they need. Hard hats and high visability jackets will be supplied.
Meeting Place: Port of TilburyLondon Cruise Terminal (exact meeting point to be confirmed)
Time to meet: 9.00 a.m.
If you would like to join this photographic outing, would you kindly send an e-mail to Gillian Greenwood (email@example.com) with your full name, postcode, daytime telephone number and if available, your Nikon Owner user name/subscription number. In addition, please add your name to the thread Next Essex Group event is on 23 February on the Message Board.
Please note: Andrew Roast will need to know names of everyone who would like to attend by Friday 17th February so he can give the exact numbers to Port Security. Please let us know if you would like to attend as soon as you can.
This sounds like a fantastic opportunity and one most certainly not to miss! You are most welcome to attend by yourself or with your family, no matter where you live in the UK.
With Best Wishes,
Features Editor and Events & Training Coordinator
DISCLAIMER: Andy Roast and Nikon Owner magazine are only taking the initiative of organizing and facilitating this photographic outing on the strict understanding that they are solely acting in an introductory capacity and anyone planning to come on any such outing will be deemed to have agreed that they fully understand and agree to this as a condition of joining the day. The outing can be expected to involve travel by foot and vehicle, and each participant will be deemed responsible for ensuring his, or her own safety at all times and no liability whatsoever is accepted either by Andy Roast or Nikon Owner magazine in this regard. In other words we shall all act reasonably, safely and responsibly and each person will join the party on the understanding that they do so entirely at their own risk.
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