The River Thames - photos and stories

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

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    He's one of my favourite artists.
  2. Ponyutd

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    They had an exhibition of his works at the Guildhall a few years back.
    What a talent he was.
  3. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh


    i have a print of 'liverpool quay by moonlight' (this) on the wall
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  5. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    the original of this


    is up for sale at sothebys soon

    (deptford - john cleveley the elder)

    estimate price is up to 500,000 dollars


    approximate view from same angle now here

    master shipwright's house (left of picture) is still there
  6. Ponyutd

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    Thanks for that Puddy_Tat. Just had a quick look at Cleveley's works.
    This fella disobeyed orders and set sail in bad weather to deliver a message to the British fleet. The ship he captained went down with all hands.

    He was 17 :eek:
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    Tuberculosis patients taking in the fresh air outside St Thomas's
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    Jetton from the 1600s, a gold pin, and a tiny 9 carat gold fox.
    These are a few of my favourite River Thames things IMG_0442.JPG
  9. Ponyutd

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    How much would you give to be able to walk round these docks.
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  10. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

  11. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    the 'London Inheritance' blog has a selection from the Pool of London today - here

    (this blogger is re-visiting locations photographed by his late father in the 40s and 50s)
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  12. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

  13. TopCat

    TopCat Zap it!

    Well my travels on the Thames (in my blow up boat) continue.

    I have got my act a lot more ship shape.

    All polarised sunnies, lanyard with BCU membership and a boyancy (sp)? aid. I look the part rather than piratical.

    I have a few days off so was planning a jaunt on my own. Crew are great mind, however I look forward to not managing anyone other than myself.

    Looking at the map this morning I thought "think big"!
    So the plan is hump all my stuff Iron Man style via tube and coach to Oxford then head to London in the boat.

    I will string up my camping hammock then wander the riverside meadows before knocking on those Country farm house doors I read about in The Famous Five for tomatoes and fresh goats.

    I think I'm fully prepared. I'm excited in a way I don't usually feel before a holiday. No airport stress to worry about or girlfriends turning up a day late.

    I aim to be back by Friday afternoon. We'll see...
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2018
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  14. Ponyutd

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    "Throws hat in air."

    Sounds fab!
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  15. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    That deserves a thread of its own!

    Good luck.
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  16. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    on Flickr yesterday - you can just about see the river in the background

    presume taken from up the tower at Southwark Cathedral. Somewhere about 1933.
  17. TopCat

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    I am in my hammock at Pangbourne. Gone a long way in a day and a half.
    All good. Stunning scenery.
  18. existentialist

    existentialist Girly swot

    Pics or GTFO ;)
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  20. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh


    'London Moonlight Over the Lower Pool' 1897 by John Stobart, 1988

    only been issued as a limited edition print - a copy of that appears to go for over a thousand quid. :(
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  21. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    So it was painted in 1988, but set in 1897?
  22. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    yes. more about john stobart here
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  23. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Doesn't mention his haulage company. :(
  24. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

  25. pseudonarcissus

    pseudonarcissus fluttering and dancing

    Moonlight was certainly a lot brighter back in the day...lighter barges could go with and against the tide, full rigged ships could get under tower bridge...amazing picture..
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  26. Ponyutd

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    saxon coin.jpg
    Found on the Thames. The Kingdom of the East Saxons, 'Female Centaur' type, (c. A.D. 730 - c. A.D. 740), Secondary Series, Silver Sceat or Sceatta (Penny), 1.08g., Series S, possible mint sites at Tilbury (Essex) or Royston (Hetfordshire), winged centaur advancing left, with large breasts, looking right, rev., four wolf heads in a anti-clock-wise whirl.
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  27. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    sounds like someone needs a few points on his artistic licence...
  28. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

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    Lovely dark black R Whites pop bottle. Never had one of these before.

    Monkey Puzzle Tree fossil.
    The Thames...the river that keeps on giving:cool:
  30. hash tag

    hash tag member

    It's a bit of a tangent I know, but folk may find this interesting; it is now on my list for next week

    Secret Rivers
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