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 the famous landmark.
Cruise ship HAMBURG seen transiting through the Thames Barrier. This photo is included in the On The Thames calendar for 2015, which is available now.