The World Pooh Sticks Championships will be held on Sunday 29 March at Day’s Lock close to Dorchester-on-Thames. The annual event used to be held in January but in 1997 the Thames froze over. The custom was started in 1984 by lock keeper Lynn David. He often saw walkers dropping twigs into the water and [...]
After watching the Shrove Tuesday pancake race on the Thames Path in front of Southwark Cathedral I went to the opening of Roni Horn aka Roni Horn at Tate Modern. My interest was in her Thames photographs called Still Water (The River Thames, for example) 1999. The 15 photographs are very similar. They are taken [...]
Visiting the Van Dyck exhibition this morning I was surprised to find it very crowded. I forgot that it is half term week but this is a very good once in a lifetime exhibition. The show is at riverside Tate Britain which is appropriate for many of the characters depicted lived along the Thames in [...]
The Thames Barrier was closed today which must have been a good idea. The water was still very high at Waterloo Bridge this afternoon. The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings all along the River Thames. You should check its website or call the flood information number 0845 988 1188 before going on the Thames Path.