Friday Photo: Sunny Marlow

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Here are some photographs taken by the Thames in lovely Marlow in Buckinghamshire last weekend. Panoramic view from Marlow Bridge Taken on a beautiful Winter morning, the riverside properties are reflected in the water. Under Marlow Bridge Thew view from Marlow Lock

Friday Photo: Thames Barrier closure anniversary

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Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the first closure of the Thames Barrier. The first closure of the flood protection system was a test closure, as most of its closures have been. The flood protection system on the river at Charlton has been operational since 1982 but was officially opened by the Queen in 1984. Here are some photos of …

Friday Photo: Nina Mackay II

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NINA Mackay II is a Targa 31 boat used the Metropolitan Police’s Marine Policing Unit based in Wapping. The boat was named in honour of WPC Nina Mackay who was sadly killed in the line of duty on this very day, seventeen years ago. Here are two photos of NINA MACKAY II on the Thames earlier this year, waiting for …

Friday Photo: Paddlesteamer Waverley

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It’s the last weekend of Waverley’s season on the Thames for 2014. The popular paddlesteamer can be seen on the river this weekend before returning to Glasgow next week. The 73-metre long vessel is the last sea-going paddlesteamer in the world. Waverley passing Northfleet on her way to Gravesend as the sun sets behind. Waverley arrives at Gravesend passing Marco …

Friday Photo: The Garden Museum

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THE GARDEN Museum is a small museum created in the late 70s in a disused church next to Lambeth Palace by the┬áRiver Thames. It aims to capture “what gardens mean to people, in a collaborative forum of activities, debate, collections and archives.” With exhibits and activities inside what was once St Mary’s Church, it has a delightful cafe and knot …