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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
  • Catch up on our Tideway Talk with Adam Corsini on Layers of London
  • Catch up on our Tideway Talk with Lauren Speed on the Portable Antiquities Scheme
  • Churches by the River
  • Gazetteer of Riverside Churches
  • Liquid History
  • London Bodies
  • London's Lost Waterway: Oral History Project - Theme 3: Family, Community, and Place
  • Modern Ritual Activity
  • Plans for our New Wave event - a scavenger hunt with a twist!
  • Riverside Walls in Hammersmith
  • Shipbuilding in London 1860-1911
  • Stories from the Thames at War
  • The Crown Estate & the Thames
  • The Princess Alice Disaster
  • The Rose Playhouse
  • Unexploded Ordnance