DIAMOND JUBILEE THAMES PAGEANT
A few pictures from the Society's participation in this unique and spectacular event on 3rd June 2012. See further event details at Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
Manpowered boats passing the London Eye, including Thames Guardian. (photo Bruce Gordon-Smith)
The view from Kingwood as Gloriana passes the London Eye (photo Peter Makower)
RTS CELEBRATES 50th ANNIVERSARY!
As well as the Royal Jubilee and the London Olympics, 2012 also sees the 50th anniversary of the founding of the River Thames Society. To celebrate this great milestone, we held a very busy and successful reception for members at the Houses of Parliament on 17th May, hosted by our President, Lord Owen. Thames Guardian (the RTS magazine) will also be featuring a series of articles about the history of the Society and its achievements, together with a review of its current work and future plans.
April 2012: THAMES WILDERNESS GOES LIVE!
See our Conservation page for news of the exciting Thames Wilderness project - a joint initiative between RTS and Thames Rivers Restoration Trust.
Access to the River Thames: Steps & Stairs
RTS Chairman, Peter Finch, has produced a report - Access to the River Thames: Steps, Stairs & Landing Places on the Tidal River. The access points include historic watermen's stairs and drawdocks, together with more modern sites. They are listed by local authority, working downstream, and include fifteen London boroughs and five in Essex and Kent. Click here to see the full report.
It appears that the authorities are getting the message about keeping these important access points accessible - this is Golden Lane Stairs, in front of Greenwich Power Station.