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People of the Thames

People of the Thames


Telling the stories of the River Thames.
On 8 May 1984, the day HM The Queen formally opened the Thames Barrier, one of its current key staff, had just turned one. Here Alan explains its critical role in protecting the capital from flooding, 24/7.
James Berry
One of the youngest captains on the Thames, is focussed on winning the historic Doggett’s Coat & Badge Wager on 25 June.
Alan Woods
This Bermondsey boy's career has seen him serve as a Queen’s Waterman, lead Thames passenger boat design and co-found Thames Clippers.
David Fathers
This illustrator, writer and walker is looking forward to getting back on the Thames Path along the river he calls the midwife of London.
Beauty Marshall
When the pandemic took hold, this City Cruises apprentice thought her career on the Thames was over - till the PLA threw her a lifeline.
Matt Rostron
The Rochdale-born CEO of London Youth Rowing lives and breathes the river, for work and pleasure, and was drawn to it from an early age.
Fran Comerford-Cole
For almost two decades, the Thames has shaped the career of a native New Zealander, who has a passion for getting more women working on the river.
Patricia Stoughton
Ebb and Flow blogger unlocks stories “swirling around our beautiful, beguiling, dangerous, and ever-changing river”.