Time and Tide wait for no man!!
I can’t believe it that it’s 25 years since we moved down to our Thameside house just downstream
from the Trafalgar Tavern and right next door to the Globe rowing club, which is as active as ever,
launching their craft over the sandy foreshore.
Riverwatch became a monthly event just as The Guide Magazine published over in Blackheath, and
later with the essential contribution and help from Tony and Helen Othen, who have volunteered
their expertise in translating my scribbles into an internet version.
The time has come that health worries indicate I should call it a day and, alas, I have to say goodbye.
Halfway through my 88 th year, time and tide have played an important role in my artistic
endeavours, and I wish a fond farewell to one and all who have made it all possible.
However, I have mountains of various published artworks stuffed away in case somebody else would
have use of this indulgence. I have gathered it all together and invite any interested parties to
phone me and Judy at our home number to see which time slots are available.
An Open Day on our deck at 15 Crane Street, Greenwich, SE10 9NP
18 th September from 11 until 4. Phone 020 88583413 for an appointment,
PS – from Helen and Tony
It’s been a joy and a great privilege to help Peter bring Riverwatch to light for so many of those that
appreciate his work – our involvement was all the reward we could wish for. Helen has loved
reading the entries as she typed them up from Peter’s neat, inimitable script. And Tony has much
enjoyed weaving in Peter’s accompanying artwork to create the online diaries. Riverwatch has not
only provided a unique chronical of the Greenwich Thameside view of London in Peter’s time that
we’re sure will enter the annals of history, but have also been an entertaining gift to us all as we
reflect on the great history and contemporary developments of London and our river Thames.
Thank you Peter for so many years of sharing your talents through Riverwatch, with tireless
generosity. We will all miss Riverwatch!