Bugsby’s Reach, the first reach on the Thames Path, is not going to be renamed Waterman’s Reach.
The idea of marking the 5ooth anniversary of the Waterman’s Company sounded a good idea but losing the name Bugsby’s meant losing a link with the mysterious past.
It’s a welcome and surprise decision. It is also surprising that only 47 people responded to the consultation.
The decision notice has been issued by the PLA.