River Thames Society
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
President: Lord Owen
Lady Borwick, Mark Edwards MBE, Sir David Suchet CBE
Vice-Chairman - Tidal
Vice-Chairman – Non Tidal
Leslie Jones OBE
River Warden Co-ordinator - Tidal
River Warden Co-ordinators - Non-Tidal
Contact Branch Chairmen.
Editor Thames Guardian
Helen Batten - Tel: 01491 612456
Report of Most Recent Annual General Meeting
The 2020 AGM planned for April was not held due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Download notes of the 2019 AGM here.
Thank you to our Members who have contributed material and photographs for our website including: Alix Horne (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
Thames Path Sign
Source at Thames Head
Shepperton Lock Island
Royal Rowbarge Gloriana
The River Thames in Central London