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Peter Murray

 

This year the London Society has run a number of events focussing on the river Thames, including April’s “Are we making enough of the River Thames“, the walking tours of Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf, and the forthcoming “Lost Art of Swimming in the Thames“.  Beyond this, one of the most hotly-debated proposals for the river has been the Garden Bridge. Here, Chris Medland talks about the work of architects One World Design in the proposal for a new walking and cycling bridge in Wandsworth – one that will cost a fraction of the Garden Bridge and have much more significant effects.

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Peter Murray

 

The most recent issue of the Journal of the London Society focussed on ‘Making London’, the vast array of different businesses and industries that still have their home in the capital. An exhibition at the Institution of Civil Engineers also uses this theme in part of the works on display.

River People, an exhibition by Wandsworth-based photographer Matthew Joseph, runs from 22 April until 3 June and documents the lives of people who use the tidal river for work, leisure or travel. It features a number of images from the Superhighway Collection which look at how the Thames has become an integral part of life for residents of London.

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Tuesday, 7 June, 6:30 – 8:30
Join author Caitlin Davies for an illustrated talk on the birth of river racing and the reasons why today’s ‘wild swimmers’ are reclaiming the Thames.

From championship races through central London in the 1870s, to floating baths, galas in the East End docks and a children’s beach at Tower Bridge, swimmers have always made good use of the Thames.

 

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