River Thames Society

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About Us

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 a membership organisation and registered charity (no. 288380).

 

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 preserve and extend amenities and to encourage the use of the river for all purposes.

  • To support and contribute to the efforts of other organisations associated with the River Thames;

 

The Society is represented on

  • the Port of London Authority's River Users' Consultative Forums,

  • the Environment Agency's Thames Navigation User's Forum

  • River User Groups

  • Thames Path Partnership

  • Many other river-connected bodies

 

River Thames Society Rules and Organisation

The Society operates in accordance with the Rules.

Society Officials

President: Lord Owen

 

Vice-Presidents:

Lady Borwick, Mark Edwards MBE, Sir David Suchet CBE

 

Chairman

Peter Finch

 

Hon Treasurer

John Tamsitt

 

Vice-Chairman - Tidal

Jack Betteridge

 

Vice-Chairman – Non Tidal

Leslie Jones OBE

 

River Warden Co-ordinator - Tidal

Peter Finch

 

River Warden Co-ordinators - Non-Tidal

Contact Branch Chairmen.

Barge Master

Roy Miller

themillers@vicarage42.co.uk

Editor Thames Guardian

Sarah Henshaw

s.henshaw@wwonline.co.uk

Web Manager

Peter Hall

pjhall@btinternet.com

 

Administrator

Helen Batten - Tel: 01491 612456

admin@riverthamessociety.org.uk

Report of Most Recent Annual General Meeting

The 2021 AGM was held online. Download a report here.

Thank you
Thank you to our Members who have contributed material and photographs for our website including: Alix Horne (Amax Designs - maps), Sue Milton (Thames Cards), Peter Finch, Peter Hall, David Lomax.

The Legal Information
The River Thames Society is a registered charity no. 288380; company limited by guarantee, registered in England no. 1747301. Registered office: Beaumont House, 28 Beaumont Road, Windsor SL4 1JP

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Thames Path Sign

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Source at Thames Head

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Shepperton Lock Island

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Marlow Weir

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Royal Rowbarge Gloriana

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The River Thames in Central London

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Barge Race