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  Thames River Bridges | Thames River History | Thames River England | Thames River Fact | Thames River London
Documents of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries reveal a host of Thames employees, from the `conservators' who were in charge of river safety to the 'tide-men' whose work on embanking or building upon the river depended upon the state of the tide.
It became the river of magnificence, used as a golden highway by princes and diplomats.
Her welcome provided one of the richest pageants upon the Thames ever recorded, with the state barge of the mayor leading the procession `adorned by flags and pennons hung with rich tapestries and ornamented on the outside with scutcheons of metal, suspended on cloth of gold and silver'.
www.englandattraction.com /thames-river.html   (1070 words)

  
 Thames river cruises, London party boats, Thames party boats, River Thames party boats, River Thames boat cruises
We own and operate a fleet of prestigious river boats for corporate or private hire, whether it is for a private candlelit dinner for two whilst cruising on the River Thames or a corporate function for fifty.
Thames river cruises are our speciality service providing many different memorable and impressive tours of the River Thames.
River Thames boat cruises are our life and soul, and we aim to provide the ultimate experience for all of our clients.
www.thamesexecutivecharters.com   (467 words)

  
 River Thames Cruise - Party Boat on the Thames River
River Thames cruise offers a unique experience for all pleasurable events cruising the Thames River is the perfect setting for a private party or corporate function.
River Thames luxury cruise vessels can cater for every type of river based function from a 10 people trip to a 240 people Thames boat party.
As the River Thames weaves its way through London there is history around every bend and the best way to see the sights and splendour of this great capital city is from the deck of a Public, Luxury or Themed Cruise.
www.riverthamescruises.co.uk   (229 words)

  
 River Thames Boat Trip - Boat Hire Thames
On board one of our River Thames Boats spectacular views are offered by day and by night - there is simply no better way to catch the excitement of London.
The Thames is one of the best known riverscapes in the World, from Shakespeare's Globe to the Tower Bridge, see hundreds of years of history come alive as you dine on the finest cuisine on a luxury cruise vessel.
River Thames Boat Trip- there is just no better means to seize the excitement of London.
www.riverthamescruises.co.uk /river-thames-boat-trip.html   (198 words)

  
 River Thames
Greenwich lies on the River Thames, a few minutes by rail or tube, or a short river cruise from central London.
Just down river is the Thames Barrier which is close to
The Royal Observatory at Greenwich is in Greenwich Park along with the National Maritime Museum and the Queens House (on which the White House in Washington DC, USA is based).
wwp.river-thames.com   (265 words)

  
 River Thames Cruise - Corporate Entertainment, boat hire Thames
River Thames Cruise will entertain and impress your Corporate clients with a boat trip with a Champagne reception and cocktail canap├ęs.
Cruise up the Thames on a Sunday afternoon, with a cream tea or a children’s party with games and a conjurer.
River Thames Cruise offers a multitude of sights, points of history and scenic views.
www.riverthamescruises.co.uk /river-thames-cruise.html   (149 words)

  
  The definitive guide to Royal Windsor: River Thames
The River Thames is of course the reason for the existence of the Castle and hence the town of Windsor.
The river is probably the best place to view the Castle, and from here it is possible to appreciate its strategic site.
A favourite activity for younger visitors and residents is feeding the swans.
www.royal-windsor.com /riverthames.htm   (183 words)

  
  River Thames and boaty things
Two key events finally spelt the destruction of the Thames - the rapid increase in the use of the water closet (which dramatically increased the volume of water borne waste) and the the requirement in the Metropolitan Building Acts 1844 & 1847 that all new buildings be connected to the common sewers.
In 1979 the Thames Salmon Re-habilitation Scheme was launched in conjunction with the Thames Salmon Trust with the long term aim of restoring a self sustaining Salmon population in the River Thames.
During summer months, when the River flows are low, this polluting load can have a severe effect on water quality as the oxygen in the water is rapidly depleted causing an acute oxygen 'sag' in the reach of the river where the storm sewage is discharged.
www.the-river-thames.co.uk /environ.htm   (2395 words)

  
  River Thames
The Thames (pronounced "temz") is a river flowing through southern England and connecting London with the sea.
By the 18th century, the Thames was one of the world's busiest waterways, as London became the centre of the vast, mercantile British Empire.
In return, the Thames has undergone a massive clean-up from the filthy days of the late 19th and early- to mid-20th centuries, and life has returned to its formerly dead waters.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/th/Thames.html   (579 words)

  
  River Thames - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Thames rises in Gloucestershire, traditionally forming the county boundary, firstly between Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, between Berkshire on the south bank and Oxfordshire on the north, between Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, between Berkshire and Surrey, between Surrey and Middlesex and between Essex and Kent.
This tidal stretch of the river is known as "the Tideway".
The Thames is the historic heartland of rowing in the United Kingdom.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/River_Thames   (2658 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: River Thames   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The River Wey in Surrey is one of the Waterways in the United Kingdom and a tributary of the River Thames.
The River Loddon is a tributary of the River Thames.
The River Ravensbourne is a tributary of the River Thames.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/River-Thames   (8493 words)

  
 River and Rowing Museum: The River Thames   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The River and Rowing Museum will be a centre of excellence and maintain a public service which collects, documents, preserves, exhibits and interprets artifacts and information relating to the River Thames, Henley-on-Thames and rowing.
In telling the story of the river, the town and the sport, the museum will be a showcase for modern craftsmanship as well as a display of historic objects, both man-made and natural.
A soft play area based on a river theme will be provided in the museum to cater for the younger children in family groups, enabling their carers to spend longer in the exhibition galleries.
archive.museophile.sbu.ac.uk /museums/rowing/thames.html   (1162 words)

  
 River Thames - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Thames has a length of 346 kilometres (215 statute miles) with its source near the village of Kemble in the Cotswolds; it then flows through Oxford (where it is called the Isis, a truncation of its Latin name), Reading, Maidenhead, Eton and Windsor and London.
The Thames rises in Gloucestershire, then it traditionally formed the county boundary, firstly between Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, between Berkshire on the south bank and Oxfordshire on the north, between Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey, Surrey and Middlesex, and between Essex and Kent.
In return, the Thames has undergone a massive clean-up from the filthy days of the late 19th and early- to mid-20th centuries, and life has returned to its formerly dead waters, (it is now the cleanest river in the world which flows through a city).
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Thames   (1185 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Locks on the River Thames   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Additionally, Blake's Lock is located on a reach of the River Kennet which is administered as part of the River Thames, and is often counted as a Thames Lock.
Shiplake Lock is a lock and weir situated on the River Thames in the village of Shiplake in the county of Oxfordshire, England.
Although this lock is not on the River Thames (it is on the River Kennet at Reading) it is included here for completeness as this part of the Kennet falls under their jurisdiction of the Environment Agency which owns and operates the lock.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Locks-on-the-River-Thames   (702 words)

  
 River Thames - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The river's name appears always to have been pronounced with a simple "t" at the beginning; the middle Middle English spelling was typically Temese and Latin one Tamesis.
The whole of the River Thames drains a catchment area of some 12,935 square km (4994 square miles) (or 15,343 square km (5924 square miles) if the River Medway is included as a tributary).
If the Thames were not a tidal river, its average discharge in the centre of London would be somewhere between 80 and 100 m³/s, and the Thames would look like a small river, not the large river we can see today by Westminster, the Houses of Parliament or the City.
www.voyager.in /River_Thames   (2480 words)

  
 River and Rowing Museum: The River Thames
The River and Rowing Museum will be a centre of excellence and maintain a public service which collects, documents, preserves, exhibits and interprets artifacts and information relating to the River Thames, Henley-on-Thames and rowing.
In telling the story of the river, the town and the sport, the museum will be a showcase for modern craftsmanship as well as a display of historic objects, both man-made and natural.
A soft play area based on a river theme will be provided in the museum to cater for the younger children in family groups, enabling their carers to spend longer in the exhibition galleries.
archive.comlab.ox.ac.uk /other/museums/rowing/thames.html   (1162 words)

  
 The River Thames London a Tourism Guide
Thames doesn't rhyme with James- it is pronounced Tems.
The Thames is not one of the world’s longest rivers — it is a mere 346 kilometers in length (215 miles) — but it is one of the most famous, and it is the longest and most important waterway in England.
When the tide falls, the foreshore — or river bed — is revealed, a neglected and unappreciated part of the river, whose mud and shingle conceals fascinating clues to London’s rich past.
www.travellondon.com /templates/Londontips/river.html   (875 words)

  
 River Thames   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Thames Locks by John Kemplay, ISBN 0 95 18964 1 5 :100 pages, Published by Ronald Crowhurst 2001 The history of the Thames from the 17th centuary when the first pound locks were introduced.
Thames Ditton Marina : Situated between Hampton Court and Kingston on the River Thames.
Thames and Severn Canal Junction and River Coln junction
easyweb.easynet.co.uk /jim.shead/River-Thames.html   (3080 words)

  
 Lechlade-On-Thames - Information about Lechlade
To cope with the great volume of river traffic the lock has to be kept in tip-top condition.
To ensure this, drainage and the installing of new lock gates took places in 1966, while in 1983 both ends of the lock were built and, again, new gates and seatings were installed.
The statue was originally placed in a field at Thames Head on the right hand side of the A433 Tetbury Road, but its isolated position made attention by vandals too easy, so it was moved to St Johns Lock for protection.
www.lechladeonthames.co.uk /about_thames.html   (643 words)

  
 River Thames
It is England's longest river and the second longest river in the United Kingdom.
The River Thames rises in the Cotswold Hills in Gloucestershire, and flows roughly eastwards passed Oxford (where it is known as the River Isis), until the Chilterns and on through London to the North Sea.
In the 16th century, Henry VIII is said to have traveled all the way from central London to Greenwich by sleigh along the river during the winter of 1536 and Elizabeth I took walks on the ice during the winter of 1564.
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk /customs/questions/london/thames.htm   (563 words)

  
 River Thames
During the Pleistocene ice age the River Thames flowed about six miles north of its present course, and opened to the north sea at Clacton.
Before the north sea appeared, Europe was one land mass and the Thames was a tributary of the River Rhine.
Members of the London-based Society of Thames Mudlarks are constantly digging the Thames for historic remains, with any treasures being the property of the Museum of London.
knowledgeoflondon.com /thames.html   (569 words)

  
 The River Thames   (Site not responding. Last check: )
And the river is rich in wildlife - Canvey Island seals bark, Shelduck cry on the Isle Of Sheppey, and the heronary on Grain goes through another breeding season.
In 1998 Lee Berwick had the idea to record the sounds of the River Thames throughout the last year of the millennium, and to present them in 2000 as a historical glimpse of this great river.
A Yatra is a pilgrimage made by the holymen of India to the source of a river, often to that most sacred of waterways, The Ganges.
www.digidub.demon.co.uk /thames.htm   (631 words)

  
 The River Thames Society - caring for your river (River Wardens page)
During a discussion of the wardens’ duties and responsibilities, it was observed that there were several sections of the Thames Path where the National Trail left the river and went beside main roads (sometime on the verge, sometimes on a pavement) at a distance from the river.
It was felt that our work should be concentrated on the river and its banks, and that we should leave the monitoring of these roadside sections to the local council.
If the Thames Path is permitted to run through Windsor Park between Albert and Windsor Bridges in the future, the Old Windsor to Romney reach could be restored to be the responsibility of one warden.
www.riverthamessociety.org.uk /wardens.htm   (1547 words)

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