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The River Thames - photos and stories

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Ponyutd, May 20, 2014.

  1. Ponyutd

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    Huge piece of Coral from the Thames today. Brought back from the Caribbean as ballast.
  3. Got anything for scale?
  4. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    Having seen those type of coral pieces in Queensland, I would guess it's not as large as the photo appears.
    I expect they used lots of those pieces.
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  5. Ponyutd

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    I say a 'huge piece' because I've only ever picked up fragments. The 50 franc was from the same spot.
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  6. extra dry

    extra dry Happy to be here

    My uncle jumped in the Thames (claims he was drunk and showing off to impress mate), just up stream from Tower bridge, around1985 the river police pulled him out amd told he was first live one they had had for awhile. Since then he has had a few more atempts.
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    Found a wooden boat on the Thames this morning! IMG_20170623_073102[1].jpg
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  8. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s Well-Known Member

    I so wanna dig that out.
  9. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    Awesome, you tweeted MOLA?
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    Was going to show Kate at my next Museum of London appointment.
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    When Henry 1 established his Royal Menagerie, by courtesy of the gift of three lions, it stood in the grounds of the Tower of London for years, eventually moving over to Regents Park.
    The King of Norway around the mid twelve hundreds sent a white bear as a present.
    The Privy purse is still in existence today states that the bear was giving four pence a day for it's upkeep.

    It was also provided with a muzzle, an iron chain and
    "one long strong cord to hold him when fishing in the River Thames"
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  12. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

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  13. agricola

    agricola atomic materialist

    Been fascinated over the past week and a bit by Castles Shipbreakers, who had a yard festooned with old sailing ship figureheads at Baltic Wharf (next to the Northern end of Vauxhall Bridge):

  14. Ponyutd

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    Brilliant photos!
    Garden Seats and logs:cool::cool:
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    editor Taffus Maximus

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    The second picture is quite rare you know!

    That's the first time I've seen it without Phil the Eel on it. Phil can often be heard effing and blinding when driftwood catches his line, although I'm told he catches some good size eels from that spot.

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