River washes over paths as tide rises high

Staff WriterWeather

The Thames Path at Greenwich was flooded during high tide last Friday and Saturday. An especially high tide saw a flood alert issued for vulnerable riverside areas between Teddington and the Thames Barrier. At Greenwich, this saw water washing across the path outside the Old Royal Naval College creating dramatic – but not unprecedented – scenes. The Environment Agency do …

Ship Pics: Grande Africa

Rob PowellContainer Ships

New series of photographic studies of individual ships seen on the Thames. GRANDE AFRICA, operated by Grimaldi Lines, is a vehicle and container ship frequently seen on the Thames. It carries cars and boxes from European ports to locations in Africa like Lagos and Tema. The ship was built in 1998 and has a gross tonnage of 56642. She measures …

Will Gloriana return for this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show?

Rob PowellEvents, News, Rowing

THE TRADITIONAL Thames Rowing Association has raised the prospect of the Queen’s row barge Gloriana not appearing at this year’s Lord Mayor’s Day Thames procession. Privately commissioned in time for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant in 2012, Gloriana has since become a popular sight at regattas and events on the river and helped revive an ancient tradition of carrying the new …

Friday Photo: Sunny Marlow

Staff WriterFriday Photo

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