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Buckinghamshire County Council

The source of information for Buckinghamshire County Council

London Borough Hounslow/CIP

CIP is a not for profit distributing leisure trust that manages cultural and leisure services including libraries, on behalf of the London Borough of Hounslow.

London Borough Richmond upon Thames

The borough covers an area of 5,095 hectares (14,591 acres) in south west London and is the only London Borough spanning both sides of the Thames, with river frontage of 21½ miles.

Oxfordshire County Council

The Centre for Oxfordshire Studies is the County's principal local studies library, with important collections of maps, photographs, oral history tapes and family history sources.

River and Rowing Museum at Henley

The Museum has three main galleries devoted to the River Thames, the international sport of rowing and the town of Henley. There are also three special exhibition galleries, the Riverside Café, shop, Education Centre, library and function rooms.

"Here is a museum that sets new standards in presentation, making brilliant use of sound and film as well as static exhibits, showing that absorbing displays depend not only on good design but on first class writing skills."

Marcus Binney, The Times

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

The Royal Borough, with its blend of rich history and successful modern business development, covers 76 square miles, just 12 miles to the west of London. The main towns of Windsor, Maidenhead and Ascot are surrounded by 14 villages, linked by a common thread - the River Thames.

London Borough of Bexley

Local Studies is based at the Central Library, Bexleyheath and holds a vast array of material covering all aspects of Bexley's past, present and future.

London Borough of Wandsworth

Wandsworth is the largest of the inner London boroughs. It occupies an area of more than thirteen square miles and has a growing population - currently some 260,000 residents.

London Borough of Newham

Situated just three miles from the city, Newham takes in much of London's revitalised docklands, including City Airport, the ExCeL international exhibition centre and luxury homes overlooking the Thames.

Kent County Council

From mysterious marshlands and breathtaking countryside to the dramatic white cliffs of Dover, from medieval towns, historic castles and towering cathedrals to bustling seaside resorts, a lively café society and contemporary arts scene, Kent has something for everyone.

London Borough of Lambeth

Lambeth Council's services are provided in one of the most vibrant and diverse boroughs in London in areas including Brixton, Streatham, Clapham, Norwood and Waterloo.

Wokingham District Council

Wokingham Libraries and Information Service aims to support and promote ideas, knowledge and culture for everyone who lives, works or studies in Wokingham District.

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Kingston Museum was built in 1904. The building and its galleries were restored between 1992 and 1997and include a Lottery-funded 'Town of Kings' Gallery, telling the story of the Borough from Saxon times. The Museum and Heritage Service operates on two sites and comprises a Museum, Local History Room and an Archives Service.

The Company of Watermen and Lightermen

The Company of Watermen and Lightermen was established by Act of Parliament in 1555 to control the Watermen on the River Thames responsible for the movement of goods and passengers. Indeed it remains the only ancient City Guild to be formed and controlled by Act of Parliament.

Even today it still licenses the Watermen and Lightermen working on the River Thames, the former being concerned with passenger transport and the latter with the carriage of goods. The young Freemen of the Company are eligible to participate in the Doggett's Coat and Badge Race, which has been held annually since 1715. This gruelling boat race is held each July and goes along the river from London Bridge to Chelsea. The winner has the honour of wearing the scarlet coat, breeches and silver arm badge that are based on the original costume of an eighteenth century Watermen.

Sense of Place South East

This site brings you images and information about South East England. You can find material from libraries, museums, archives, local papers and a range of organizations from the region.

New Opportunities Fund

The New Opportunities Fund is a Lottery Distributor created in 1998 to award grants to education, health and environment projects throughout the UK

River Links and Other Local Links

River Thames Society

The River Thames Society helps look after this wonderful river, along its whole length, appointing River Wardens working to keep the river healthy for everyone to enjoy.

Enviroment Agency Visit Thames Site

Whether its boating, walking, fishing, picnicking or visiting an event, The Environment Agency's web site will help you plan the perfect trip. With listings for where to stay, hire a boat, go camping, or simply where to enjoy a quiet pint, planning a day out that is active, relaxing, cultured or simply unusual, has never been easier.

Port of London

The Port of London Authority is a public trust established in 1908 to ‘administer, preserve and improve the Port of London’.

ThamesWeb (Thames Estuary Partnership)

A website mainly about the Thames Estuary provided by the Thames Estuary Partnership

Where Thames Smooth Waters Glide

A personal journey down the length of the Thames, well illustrated with contemporary and historical images, literary references and other interesting facts and information about the River.

The London Wetland Centre

The London Wetland Centre - run by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is a large visitor attraction in Barnes (zone 2)- 105 acres of wild wetlands- ponds, pools nature reserves, interpretive trails, outlying themed buildings, 6 hides and a large visitor centre with an observatory, cinema, discovery centre, restaurant and gift shop.

Kew Bridge Steam Museum

The Kew Bridge Steam Museum is housed in a magnificent 19th Century Pumping Station and centres around the station's five world famous Cornish Beam Engines, two of which can be seen, in steam, every weekend.

24 Hour Museum London City Heritage Guide

24 Hour Museum's London City Heritage Guide gives news, reviews and listings from the capital's museums and galleries. A strong focus is given to community history and contributions from Londoners.

The Thames Vintage Boat Club

The Thames Vintage Boat Club was founded at Old Windsor in March 1983 to provide a club and forum for all types of traditionally built craft; to seek to encourage their restoration, maintenance and above all use and to produce an historical record of all craft in the organisation.

Thames Traditional Boat Rally

A glorious weekend of traditional boats and boating

Wallingford History Gateway

Website with links to some of the many history and local studies resources that are available on the web.


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