We shot the Pocahontas riverboat sequences on the Thames on a grim February day. I seem to have done so many Thames riverboat sequences over the years - see 'The Peasants' Revolt' for another example - but London has never looked so drab as on this occasion!
The statue to Pocahontas in the churchyard of St George's Gravesend is worth a look. It's curiously moving to see her statue here. So incongruous. A short walk away is a view across the river to Tilbury Docks, where we shot theSS Empire Windrush) sequences in Timelines: Empire.
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