Port of Tilbury welcomes hundreds to community open day

The Port of Tilbury’s community Open Day took place on Saturday with hundreds of people going to the London Cruise Terminal for a day of celebration.

The programme of events which were free for all the family, proved very popular throughout the day including vintage bus tours of the port which were fully booked and the heritage walks were also very busy.

The family activities of crafts and football practice with Tilbury Football Club had very busy stands. Lots of people tried out the straddle carrier simulator with some of them amazing themselves at their capabilities of handling these specialist container moving machines.

There were some local characters arriving on the day too with a group of Mods arriving on their scooters.

The final of the Thank you Dance procession held its spectacular finale outside the cruise terminal.

Paul Dale, Asset and Site Director from The Port of Tilbury said: “It was a brilliant day as the port opened its doors to the local community for a day full of activities and events. We were very pleased to see so many people on the day and we enjoyed giving the community a tour of the port.”

Jackie Doyle-Price MP and board member of Tilbury on the Thames Trust said: “The local community here know how to put on a celebration!”

Mick Ferris

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