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The Thames foreshore provides a variety of evidence for past maritime connections, and the lives of people who lived and worked on the Thames. The photo above shows lighters tied up at the small wharves of Limehouse taken in 1884-1885. There are a range of questions the TDP hope to address around the following topics under the umbrella of ‘Liquid History’. A full list of the research themes can be found in the Riverpedia Research Framework. and in the Research Themes index.


Learn more

Check out the articles below to learn more about Liquid History.

  • A Tale of Two Bridges
  • Art and the Thames
  • Baynard's Castle
  • Churches by the River
  • Gazetteer of Riverside Churches
  • Liquid History
  • London Bodies
  • Modern Ritual Activity
  • Riverside Walls in Hammersmith
  • Shipbuilding in London 1860-1911
  • Stories from the Thames at War
  • The Crown Estate & the Thames
  • The Princess Alice Disaster
  • Unexploded Ordnance