"Actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson continues his exploration of our island nation’s harbours and ports. In this episode he sails the waterways where the River Thames meets the sea, the Thames Estuary, once the most important trading route in the world.
Ade starts his journey at Chatham Dockyards, back in the 1500s the dockyards off the estuary were famous for shipbuilding and for over four hundred years the Royal Navy’s ships were built at Chatham. At its peak it employed thousands of men and women from shipwrights and carpenters, through to flag and rope makers.
Ade meets master rope maker Fred Cordier to ‘learn the ropes’ and find out how rope makers played their part supporting the navy’s fleet of warships, including Nelson’s HMS Victory."
Ade at Sea Episode 2 | presscentre