This research area examines how people used the river for recreation in the past and present and what kinds of evidence provide this information (archaeology, documentary sources, photographs, prints, engravings, oral history etc.). It covers the history of riverside public houses, pleasure gardens, riverside retreats, the river as a ‘performance space’ for events such as frost fairs, and the river Thames as represented in the Fine & Applied Arts and music. A full list of the research themes can be found in the Riverpedia Research Framework.

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  • Recreation