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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    The Thames around the 1920's
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    Spot the ball on the Thames.
     
  3. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat hmm

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    from the bishopsgate institute archives, posted on teh tweeter today
     
  4. Ponyutd

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    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.

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  5. Ponyutd

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    London Bridge.
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  6. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat hmm

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    on teh tweeter today from @robnitm, photo by mary brown, 1973
     
  7. Ponyutd

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    The bridge doesn't go up and down on it's own you know.
     
  8. Ponyutd

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    IMG_20190301_144603.jpg Where else could you find a Bulgari silver ring and a Leavesden Asylum button next to each other?
     
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  9. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse In the AreA

  10. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    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.
     
  11. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    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.
     
  12. mod

    mod A modernist

    This is fantastic.

     
  13. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse In the AreA

    Sonning



    Where's the Tony Robinson thing being shown?
     
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  14. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

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  15. Ol Nick

    Ol Nick beer in Brixton

    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??!?
     
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  16. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    Where is that?
    Sounds great :)
     
  17. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

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    blossie33 trailer trash

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  19. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    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.
     
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  20. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    One of our favourite pieces yesterday was this little person
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    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
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  21. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  22. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    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.
     
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