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Eyots and Aits: Islands of the River Thames #2020

Eyots and Aits Islands of the River Thames For years the River Thames meandered from source to sea periodically throwing up mudbanks or carving parallel channels on the bends and creating islands along much of its length There are arou

  • Title: Eyots and Aits: Islands of the River Thames
  • Author: Miranda Vickers
  • ISBN: 9780752462134
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Paperback
  • Eyots and Aits: Islands of the River Thames By Miranda Vickers, For 10,000 years the River Thames meandered from source to sea, periodically throwing up mudbanks or carving parallel channels on the bends and creating islands along much of its length There are around 180 islands altogether, some accessible by footbridge, some by road and others, like Pharaoh s Island and Garrick s Ait, only by boat Thirty are inhabited by small settleFor 10,000 years the River Thames meandered from source to sea, periodically throwing up mudbanks or carving parallel channels on the bends and creating islands along much of its length There are around 180 islands altogether, some accessible by footbridge, some by road and others, like Pharaoh s Island and Garrick s Ait, only by boat Thirty are inhabited by small settlements, single houses or houseboats, all highly sought after locations today Many are important nature reserves others directly connected to major historical events or famous personalities Oliver s Eyot was a refuge for Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War, whilst Lot s Ait was the unlikely setting for Humphrey Bogart s 1951 film The African Queen, and the legendry Eel Pie Island played a key role in the development of British popular music These islands, known as Eyots or Aits, form the skeletal backbone of the Thames In this fascinating and detailed book, Miranda Vickers considers their history and role in helping us understand how the river evolved.

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    1. I can understand that this book might not be everyone s cup of tea but I ve found it to be so interesting Great pictures and lots of history Details of each island along the river from the tiny little nature filled to the larger, packed with houses I found it to be a little bit sad too reading how previously lovely places went to ruin.If you like the River Thames then you will love this book

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