Old Windsor to Teddington Branch

Old Windsor to Putney

Having just left the majestic sights of Windsor our stretch of the river starts at Old Windsor, very close to the village of Datchet. It passes through many interesting and historical places, including Runnymede  (said to be the home of democracy) Staines and Chertsey before widening out at the marvellous palace at Hampton Court. On through historic Kingston it reaches Teddington Lock. This is the lowest true lock on the Thames. Two hundred yards and fifty yards below it in a glade beside the tow path stands a monument known as the Boundary Stone. It was erected to mark the landward limit of the Port of London Authority and the lower limit of the Thames Conservancy.  It is here the river changes dramatically as it becomes the tidal Thames.

This part of the river is special because it has so much to offer being relatively close to London. With much of its banks being part of the commuter belt there is always much activity. In the summer the stretches of grass by the river at places like Hurst Park, Cowey Sale and Runnymede are full of people picnicking and enjoying the river. Transport links are good and there are opportunities to go up and down the river on boat trips.

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The Challenges

The new Lower Thames Development Plan will affect us and hopefully will help alleviate the ever present fear of flooding many riparians have. We need to support those worried about the plans.

The Building of the new Walton Bridge.

Press for the preservation of the riverside at Cowey Sale.

What do we do?

We will watch development plans along the river.

Support our River Wardens whenever we can.

Recruit new members by talking to boat owners etc and distributing magazines at locks etc.

Transport the Mayors of Spelthorne, Elmbridge and Kingston when they attend river functions.

Set up information boards and recruit at local events.

Social Events

Very popular monthly pub lunches at riverside hostelries.

Annual Dinner

Visiting places of interest – Annual Coach trip.

Barbecues and tea parties.

Winter lectures.

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Chairman:
Jackie Lambert

 01483 770964
  davidwlambert@btinternet.com

 

Secretary: Paula Day
  0208 979 4397 
  paula.gilder@hotmail.co.uk

Walton Heritage Day

 Mayor of Staines arriving at Sunbury Regatta

Swan Uppers at Penton Hook

Lock at Runnymede