Chelsea Kayak Club invites you to “London’s Lost Rivers” – A talk by Tom Bolton
6.30pm, Sunday 15th April, talk starts at 7.00pm and should last around an hour.
Draft House Westbridge, 74-76 Battersea Bridge Road, London, SW11 3AG
When we think of London’s river, the vast thoroughfare of the Thames immediately springs to mind. But this ancient city was built around other rivers too – and traces of these still remain, for those who know where to look.
Author of “London’s Lost Rivers: A Walker’s Guide”, Tom Bolton will guide you beyond the dark apertures that line the Thames at low water and reveal the secret network that spreads across the city, from picturesque Hampstead in the North to the hidden suburbs of South London, and runs beneath some of London’s most iconic and historic sites.
So, if you wish to discover why the Oval is oval; what spirit was made with Fleet water; which buried river was known as the Tigris and which the Nile; which part of south London was the world’s lavender capital; and which rivers flow under the Bank of England and Buckingham Palace – then join us for this special evening.
The talk will be held upstairs at the Draft House Westbridge (just south of Battersea Bridge – details below). The Westbridge does excellent food and an amazing range of beers, if you want to stay for something to eat and drink after.
It promises to be an informative and entertaining evening and also a great opportunity to meet up with paddlers from other clubs. I hope you can join us.
Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend, as there are limited spaces available. A donation of £5 would be greatly appreciated to go towards the speakers meal,drinks and expenses.