Ferries of the Lower Thames, by Joan Tucker

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Ferries of the Lower Thames, by Joan Tucker
Ferries of the Lower Thames, by Joan Tucker

Book published by Amberley in 2010, 222 pages. Paperback (N4351)

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The Lower Thames covers an area from Colne Brook in Staines, through London to Yantlet Creek in  north Kent, and this book provides a fascinating history of the many ferries that have plied their trade along this part of the river in times gone by....

With the cost of bridging the river being so huge, and the  engineering difficulties so difficult to overcome, many crossings of the river  were by ferry, even until quite recent times. Some, such as at Woolwich and  Gravesend-Tilbury still survive, although many bridges and tunnels have been built  in the past few hundred years, and this book tells the fascinating stories of the many ferries  which once criss-crossed the river. Chapters include:

  • Staines to Shepperton
  • Walton to Kingston
  • Twickenham Ferries
  • Richmond to Kew
  • Watermen of the Thames
  • Chiswick to Westminster
  • The London Stairs
  • Wapping, Ratcliff and Rotherhithe
  • The Isle of Dogs and Greenwich
  • Woolwich
  • Barking Reach to Northfleet Hope
  • Gravesend to Tilbury
  • Higham to East Tilbury
  • Yantlet Creek
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