'Slumboat' at Hurst Park
P Queen Anne's Lace ©John Inglis Tufted Vetch ©John Inglis Knapweed ©John Inglis Hedge Brown on Hurst Meadows ©Mick Rock

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IT'S GONE!

FINALLY, SLUMBOAT IS REMOVED FROM HURST PARK

The 'slumboat' on its way downstream

After years of struggle by the Environment Agency, the Council and local people the 'slumboat' moored without permission at Hurst Park has gone. Here it can be seen blocking the navigation at Duck's Ait on its way downstream on 22 August 2016. As it had no means of propulsion men were attempting to haul it with ropes. Residents from Taggs island came out to prevent it mooring up opposite the island, and the vessel was eventually tied up on the mid-stream pillars at Molesey Weir. From there it moved into the lock cut on 23 August 2016. See the full story

See our feature on flooding in Hurst Park