SS Robin: A New Future

The SS Robin Trust is delighted to announce a new long term future for the SS Robin at East India Dock, by Trinity Buoy Wharf, close to where she was built in 1890. Urban Space Management, leaseholders of Trinity Buoy Wharf, have agreed to maintain the SS Robin and to make her story more accessible to the public alongside the other important ships and cultural activity already at Trinity Buoy Wharf.

Robin on the move, image by Andrew Christy

Eric Reynolds, the new Chairman of the SS Robin Trust and founding director of Urban Space Management, said “The SS Robin is an outstanding ship which epitomises the important history of the East End. I am proud to become the Chairman of the SS Robin Trust, and looking forward to the new future for the Robin.”

The SS Robin is the world’s oldest complete steam coaster and the last of her type in the world. Built in 1890 at Orchard Yard on the River Lea, her incredible story is one of risk, enterprise, determination and endurance.

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