River Thames Resources

http://www.rrm.co.uk/thames
There is a history of rowing and the river on this page; there are many good links on this page as well.

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/members/honor.m/history
/thames.html

This website has historiy and pictures about the Thames river bridges from Teddington( upriver rom London) to the Thames Barrier which is below London.

http://www.maidenheadrc.freeserve.co.uk/webcam/
javacam.htm
Here is a live webcam showing the Thames river, the Maidenhead Rowing Club's dock and the longest brick expanse in the world, the "Sounding Arch" railroad bridge.

http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/
eliz/TowerofLondon.html
This page has history and pictures about the Tower of London, it is part of series on Elizabethan England.

http://www.duke.edu/~saw1/beast.html
This is the tale of Hororus who slew the Red Salamander in the Thames river in the 13th century.

http://www.nationaltrails.gov.uk/thpainto.htm
This page explains the Thames path runs which is a hiking path that runs the length of the Thames. There is quite alot of information on the geography, history and wildlife along the river.

http://info.greenwich2000.com/tourism/barrier.htm
This is a brief discription of the Thames River Barrier, the world's largest movable flood barrier.

http://icarus.csn.net/area/someone/
someone971117/picture4.html

This is a drawing from the 1850's and a poem about the state of the Thames river.

Trivia Question

2nd Question:
What was the Red Salamander that was terrorized London in the 13th century and who slew it?


First Thames Trivia Question
What famous castle/prison is located next to the Thames in London?

A: The Tower of London.
For more information, see the 5th web site on the list to the left.

 

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