I have just enjoyed Sunday lunch at Surrey Docks Farm where ten days ago Frizzante took over the cafe. This is an Italian team who already do the catering at Hackney City Farm. Arriving after 1pm I found that the roast was finished but two of us managed the last two fish pies. For pudding [...]
There is good news of a possible improvement ti the route at Maidenhead. After crossing Maidenhead Bridge walkers turn right into Bridge Gardens but then find the way blocked by Bridge House. Thanks to the persistence and local knowledge of East Berks Ramblers’ footpath secretary Margaret Bowdery the Royal Borough has published plans for a [...]
Some of the lock staff you meet this summer will be local volunteers. BBC South Today ran a piece on Thursday evening about the Environment Agency’s call for volunteer lock keepers on the Thames. Seasonal help is not unknown but now the plan is not to pay those coming forward. This does seem to be [...]
St Peter’s Church at Wallingford, with its candle snuffer spire, is the riverside landmark. Lawyer Sir William Blackstone is buried there. The key to the redundant but lovely building on the Thames Path can be borrowed from the Tourist Information Centre at the Town Hall in Market Place. Meanwhile, the Churches Conservation Trust is hosting [...]
The Nag’s Head on Abingdon Bridge closed in January and despite local concern it remains closed. It appears that the decision to close was taken by Punch Taverns who were not the building’s owners. See page 172.