Bridges That Built London
Chiswick Pier Trust Spring Lecture Series 'Talks By The Thames'
The next talk in the Chiswick Pier Trust Spring Lecture seriess 'Talks by the Thames' takes place on Tuesday 27 February at 7.30pm.
It is entitled Bridges that Built London: the folklore and ecology of Thames bridges – including worship, murder and magic by Chris Roberts, writer, librarian and London Tour Guide.
The talk will look at how London developed and is shaped by its bridges; the folklore and ecology of the Thames as well as its literary associations and, finally, worship, murder and magic around the Thames and, more specifically, Chiswick Pier. This is particularly timely for Chiswick with the recent approval for a pedestrian walkway under nearby Barnes Bridge which is part of the Dukes Meadows regeneration plan.
Chris is the author of books about London bridges as well as one on the history of nursery rhymes, "lost" English words and football and superstition.
The Chiswick Pier Trust spring lecture series is in full swing and the following is a list of planned lectures and events to make a note in your diaries.
27 March at 7.30pm
back and enjoy a virtual tour of your local stretch of Thames foreshore.
Glimpse numerous species of invertebrate and fish which hide out under
rocks or in shallow water. Discover how birds use this tidal habitat,
and learn t to better identify them from both appearance and sound. This
engaging talk will equip you with knowledge and skills to get more enjoyment
from a visit to the Thames at low tide in the future.
Walker and the Arts and Crafts Movement in Hammersmith by Julie Ashdown,
Parties and Cruises
Mothering Sunday by joining Chiswick Pier Trust on a river cruise. Treat
the family to full afternoon tea served at tables whilst cruising towards
Tower Bridge. The boat will depart from Chiswick Pier at 15.00. Ticket
prices: Adults £20/Children under 8: £15.
24 March The Boat Race Party starts 2pm
Watch the Boat Race from one of the best vantage points on the river, with a big screen showing the start and finish. Chiswick Pier Trust hosts a Boat Race party including live music from Shenanigans, barbeque, hot drinks, cakes, ice cream and a Fuller’s bar .
the third year all four races take place on the same day:
Between these two races will be the women’s reserve crews followed by the men’s reserve crews. We expect the boats to pass Chiswick Pier approximately 11 minutes after the start times. The Pier House opens at 2.00pm and will be serving food and drink all afternoon.
For further information on the Pier and how to get there, contact the Chiswick Pier Trust 020 8742 2713, or check their web site.
February 24, 2018