Liquid History

The Thames Through Time

Author: Stephen Croad

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 208

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The London Stone at Staines marks the ancient western boundary of the jurisdiction of the City of London. The Lord Mayor and Corporation's conservancy of the Thames extended east from there as far as Yantlet in Kent. This is the stretch of the river documented in 'Liquid History'. Drawing on the resources of English Heritage's unrivalled photographic archives, the book records a journey along the length of the tidal river and over almost 150 years. We see the rural Thames as it approaches London, riverside towns, the civic and commercial development of the riverbanks, the working docks and warehouses, the development of the web of bridges that now links north and south, barges, sailing ships and warships, the great flood defences and a tiny beach that flourished briefly at the Tower of London. Featuring the work of pioneers of photography and some of the great topographical photographers of the 20th century, and with a fascinating commentary by Stephen Croad, 'Liquid History' chronicles the ebb and flow of the life of the river.
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The Thames Through Time

A Liquid History

Author: Stephen Croad

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849943727

Category: Photography

Page: 208

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Drawing on the resources of English Heritage’s unrivalled photographic archives, The Thames Through Times is a photographic journey along the length of the tidal river and over almost 150 years. We see the rural Thames as it approaches London, riverside towns, the civic and commercial development of the riverbanks, the working docks and warehouses, the development of the web of bridges that now links north and south, barges, sailing ships and warships, the great flood defences and a tiny beach that flourished briefly at the Tower of London. Featuring the work of pioneers of photography and some of the great topographical photographers of the 20th century, and with a fascinating commentary by Stephen Croad, The Thames Through Time chronicles the ebb and flow of the life of the river.
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London's Strangest: The Thames

Extraordinary but true stories

Author: Iain Spragg

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910232408

Category: Humor

Page: 300

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The 19th-century MP John Burns described the Thames as 'liquid history' and ever since the Romans founded Londinium in 43 AD, the river has played a key cultural and economic, political and social role in the history of England. London's Strangest: The Thames reveals the bizarre, funny and surreal events and episodes that have occurred over the centuries on, beneath and along the banks of the famous waterway. From appearances of the world's first submarine to the raid on the Sex Pistols river concert, Lord Nelson's final journey to John Prescott's watery protest, and even the recent escapades during the floods, the River Thames really has witnessed it all.
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The Way to the Sea

The Forgotten Histories of the Thames Estuary

Author: Caroline Crampton

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1783784156

Category: Travel

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Caroline Crampton was born on the Thames Estuary to parents who had sailed there from South Africa in the early 1980s. Having grown up with seafaring legs and a desire to explore, Caroline is both a knowledgeable guide to the most hidden-away parts of this overlooked and unfashionable part of the country, and a persuasive advocate for its significance, both historically and culturally. As one of the key entrances and exits to England, the estuary has been pivotal to London's economic fortunes and in defining its place in the world. It has also been the entry point for immigrants for generations, yet it has an ambivalent relationship with newcomers, and UKIP's popularity in the area is on the rise. As Caroline navigates the waters of the estuary, she also seeks out its stories: empty warehouses and arsenals; the Thames barrier, which guards the safety of Londoners more precariously than we might; ship wrecks still inhabited by the ghosts of the drowned; vast Victorian pumping stations which continue to carry away the capital's sewage; the river banks, layered with archaeological Anglo-Saxon treasures; literature inspired by its landscape; beacons used for centuries to guide boats through the dark and murky waterways of the estuary; the eerie Maunsell army forts - 24 metre high towers of concrete and steel which were built on concealed sandbanks at the far reaches of the estuary during the Second World War and designed to spot (and shoot) at incoming enemy planes; and the estuary's wildlife and shifting tidal moods.
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"This England is So Different--"

Italo Svevo's London Writings

Author: Italo Svevo

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781899293599

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 265

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This is the first time that the personal letters and writings of Italian Novelist Italo Svevo have been brought together into one volume. These writings cover the period 1901- 1926 during which Svevo stayed in London. Under his real name of Ettore Schmitz, he managed a factory in Charlton that manufactured underwater paints for the Royal Navy. Svevo was perpetually surprised by England, which he admired and criticised in equal measure. His letters to his wife chronicle his day to day life in Charlton. The writings are intriguing because they reveal a different side of the novelist and allow a glimpse of how his English experiences filtered through into his fiction writing!
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Punch

Author: Mark Lemon,Henry Mayhew,Tom Taylor,Shirley Brooks,Francis Cowley Burnand,Owen Seaman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English wit and humor

Page: N.A

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