"Liquid History: The Thames Through Time" (used book)
Liquid History: The Thames Through Time
by Stephen Croad
About the Book
Used Book. Hardcover. Dust jacket included. Good Condition.
-- from the dust jacket
The London Stone at Staines marks the ancient western boundary of the jurisdiction of the City of London. The Lord Mayor and Corporation’s conservancy of the Thames extended east from there as far as Yantlet in Kent. This is the stretch of the river documented in Liquid History. Drawing on the resources of the National Monument Record, English Heritage’s public archive, the book records a journey of almost 100 miles and 150 years. We see the rural Thames as it approaches London, riverside towns, the civic and commercial development of the riverbanks, the working docks and warehouses, the development of the web of bridges linking the north and south banks, barges, sailing ships and warships, the great flood defences and a tiny beach that flourished briefly at the Tower of London. Featuring the work of photographic pioneers and some of the great topographical photographers of the 20th century, and with a fascinating commentary by Stephen Croad, Liquid History chronicles the ebb and flow of the life of the river.