The River Thames Society* was formed in 1962 to conserve the river for future generations and represents all river users whether they be fishermen, walkers, boat owners or just interested in its very rich history, traditions, flora and fauna.

The Society is represented on the River Thames Alliance, the Mayor of London's Waterways Commission, the Port of London Authority's River Users' Consultative Forums, River Users' Groups and the  Environment Agency's Thames Navigation Users' Forum.

The aims of the society are:

  • To protect the natural beauty of the river, adjacent lands and buildings of historical and architectural interest and to promote nature conservation;
  • To support and contribute to the efforts of other organisations;
  • To preserve and extend amenities and to encourage the use of the river for all purposes.

Over the past 50 years, the Society has influenced and supported a wide variety of projects from the construction of the Thames Barrier to saving Borough Marsh from industrial development for gravel extraction and founded the Thames Traditional Boat Rally. The Society has campaigned on many issues, such as the removal of sewage from the tidal river and the retention of lock-keepers’ houses.

 

Unless otherwise credited, photographs  on the web site were supplied by Alix Horne, David Thomas, Geoff Payne, Mary Coates and the Thames Landscape Strategy.

SOCIETY OFFICIALS
President: Lord Owen
 
Vice-Presidents:
Baroness Kramer, Michael Shefras MBE, David Suchet CBE
 
Chairman
Peter Finch  0208 969 9941
 
Hon Treasurer
Vacant
 
Vice-Chairman - Tidal
Jack Betteridge
 
Vice-Chairman – Non Tidal
Leslie Jones OBE
 
River Warden Co-ordinator - Tidal
Peter Finch
 
River Warden Co-ordinator - Non-Tidal
Dick Mayon-White
 
Editor Thames Guardian
Sarah Henshaw
s.henshaw@wwonline.co.uk
 
Administrator
Helen Batten - Tel: 01491 612456
admin@riverthamessociety.org.uk
 
*Charity no:  288380

 

RTS AGM

AGM delegates

 

Conferenc Delegates at Shiplake College