Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Ponyutd, May 20, 2014.
proper pirate shit!
Tide Line art have a pop up museum bank hol monday outside cutty sark pub greenwich...can't do a link on my dumb phone... and swing Jazz from 7pm. Hundreds of mud larking finds.
Watercolour by Madge G. Smith-Raper.
Didn't see this post. That's Nicky White...she does amazing things with foreshore finds, very talented.
The Thames 10 0'clock this morning.
Look under the letter M in Lambeth...that's a bloke under there.
Ulp! Rather him than me...
ETA: sectioned. I'd have to be, after that, too.
Wonder why they shut the Bridge though. Give them the slighest chance to do it, and they relish it.
My guess is that it's probably more to do with keeping people away from the scene. Given the number of "Jump, you bastard" scenarios we've seen where people have been up on high buildings, etc., the emergency services probably took the wise decision to avoid the possibility of that even occurring. Not to mention the risk of accidents in the road from people slowing down to take a look, or even stopping to find out what is going on.
I shouldn't imagine the decision to close a major London bridge is one that anyone takes for fun...!
I found a grenade on the river 2 years ago near Vauxhall. I phoned the police at Wapping and they were on the scene pretty quick. After a few minutes the Old Bill were everywhere.
As the bomb disposal fella's turned up I showed them the marker I had put down, they told me to leave the foreshore.
When I got upstairs the bridge had been closed. Postman caught on the wrong side were moaning and a lot of traffic built up(rush hour).
The bomb squad officer picked the grenade up, walked across the bridge and put it the back of a safe like metal box in a van and drove off.
You can't believe the traffic build up that day. Not sure the bridge needed shutting down to be honest.
Thing is, suppose the grenade had been live, and had exploded. OK, to be fair, a grenade isn't likely to be lethal over that big a distance, but I suspect they take the view that under no circumstances should the public be put at any risk whatsoever. If those precautions weren't taken, the grenade went off, and someone was injured, there would be a lot of inquiries, investigations, and second-guessing about why they didn't keep the public further back, so I suppose they aim very much to err on the side of caution.
Nothing to see here.
Marine mammals thriving in Thames
Ten years of public sightings show that large marine mammals are regularly found in the River Thames.
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has received records of 2,732 animals over that period.
Seals were the most common animal seen, with many spotted around London's Canary Wharf, probably because many people spot them from its skyscrapers.
In addition, the public reported 444 porpoises and dolphins on the river, and 49 whales.
I followed a porpoise once going upstream on my bike at Richmond. Bloody thief.
from tweeter today, posted by @london_mush
I've seen these but what are they actually in aid of?
A pop up Jason Decaires Taylor installation warning of climate change...here until end of sept.
Where is here?
Just near vauxhall bridge on south bank. Submerged at high tide.
Climate change mutates horses?
Right little 'erberts.
when two worlds collide
The Thames gave up a few of it treasures this week. A stirrup, two cracking beads, military badge, Victorian Edwardian and Georgian coins. A silver hammered coin which looks like a Henry V111. Also some lead seals and bits. Also a nice clay bottle in soak for cleaning.
It must be amazing digging up little bits of history here and there; chuffed for you.
Reflecting on this great river and how underused it is, was this in yesterdays rag From freight to tourism to commuting: can the Thames rise again?
It would be good to see more life on the river.
Did an excellent Museum of London guided boat trip today: from Westminster Pier, west as far as Vauxhall Bridge (I think), then east as far as the O2, then back to Westminster Pier.
Free tea, coffee and biscuits too! Plus other drinks you could purchase from the bar.
They've got another one in April with Shakespeare as the theme. But it's going to be a big hassle for me to get into London that day as there is a replacement bus service; and I'm going to have to deal with that the next day already, because I'm going to Brands Hatch.
Mud, Flood And Blood: Photos Of London's River Thames 1895-2000 - Flashbak
Some cracking photos here...apols if already up.
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