Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Ponyutd, May 20, 2014.
The Thames around the 1920's
Spot the ball on the Thames.
from the bishopsgate institute archives, posted on teh tweeter today
Two trips to the Thames gave up these items. Worked Flint, coral bracelet, some Victorian and Georgian coins. An Irish silver hammered coin, a crushed copper finger ring and a Wolf Lauffer 1550 Jeton.
on teh tweeter today from @robnitm, photo by mary brown, 1973
The bridge doesn't go up and down on it's own you know.
Where else could you find a Bulgari silver ring and a Leavesden Asylum button next to each other?
Have just been to museum of London's secret rivers, yes it's recently opened. It's also free and really rather good. Lots of mudlarking stuff from the Thames. Well worthy of an hour or two of anyone's day.
Seven arch bridge, south east London?
Tony Robinson in television is walking the Thames, he has done source to oxford. I've boated right up to Lechlade and walked estuary to Richmond, maybe beyond.
This is fantastic.
Where's the Tony Robinson thing being shown?
Here you go The Thames: Britain's Great River With Tony Robinson - Channel 5
He covered source to Oxford in first hours episode....its changed since I was down there
Alice Roberts also did her historic town things about Oxford recently
Thank you. That is brilliant. And knowing now which bits succeeded and which bits failed and how busy and popular all those places are today.
I probably first walked down the South Bank in the mid-90s and it’s been fascinating to see how it’s changed since. And how it hasn’t. Is the Coin St cat park really that old??!?
Where is that?
Secret Rivers | Museum of London Docklands
Thanks I've never actually been in there - must go along and have a look.
Its a great museum, all free and well worth a couple of hours to visit.
It also has a very carefully narrated exhibition on slavery and a story of London.
It has a caff, but if you are in need of something a little stronger, the Spoons almost next door is good.
One of our favourite pieces yesterday was this little person
Nothing to do with the exhibition and I am sure I have mentioned this somewhere before. This is supposed to be the River Tyburn flowing through a shop
near Davis Street/Oxford Street. Not sure how factual this is
One of the frustrating parts of the path for me is the fragmentation of it which I think is increasing? Love to walk along the river but then bam suddenly development, time for a detour.
On my list, should have time to go down soon
Mudlarking is very popular right now which is amusing.
Since I moved here the path under Chelsea, Ceremorne and Wadsworth bridges has opened up. I can't ever see the path opening up around Wadsworth waste station or the half dozen private houses just by Putney Bridge. Their gardens lead straight down to the river. Also a teeny bit more of the path is now open by Battersea power station, so there is some cheer.
Meant to be kyaking on the Thames today. Bessie mate is puking though. Antibiotic allergy agogo.
Anyone fancy it? Teddington to Putney?
It's a beautiful day here next to Thames, but no ta, too busy and tour de france later.
Well it was probably for the best. Me and mate both have some weird illness. Not river fit at all.
Might go paddle in the Wandle.
In my bare feet.
Paddle in the Wandle? Did not know it was that accessible?
PS not far from you I guess Battersea Reach Summer Fair 2019 London @ CAKE-BOY
Not a lot of people know this; I live in spitting distance and I didnt.
Not really for a kayak. Yes for foot paddle.
I have seen people kayaking down the Wandle. You have to go under the shopping centre at Wandsworth.
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