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Cow Parsley Heralds the Start of Summer

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Cow Parsley Heralds the Start of Summer Summer is nearly here along the Arcadian Thames.  Heralding its arrival is the cow parsley that along certain stretches of the river  is the best it has been for years.  Wander down the Ham Avenues, walk to the brow of Richmond Hill or go to Orleans House Woodland Garden and take in this natural display.  Walk out at dusk and you should see bats flying over head. The TLS writes an Annual Towpath Management Plan for the riverside in all four boroughs.  Along with purple loosestrife, cow parsley is one of...

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Summer Events Season Starts in Splendid Style

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

  The Thames Landscape Strategy attends many events up and down the river during the summer events season.  On Saturday May 10th we erected our marquees on the Green in Richmond for the annual May Fair.  Despite a bit of rain and howling wind the fair was as successful as ever. The TLS display was well received and we counted hundreds of people into our marquee to learn about our work. Look out for the TLS at other events over the...

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The Arcadian Thames Pagoda & Camera Obscura Funding Appeal Launched

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

 The Arcadian Thames Pagoda  & Camera Obscura  Funding appeal launched  for the construction of a replica C18th Chinese Tea Pagoda and camera obscura to form a new educational tool for the Thames Landscape Strategy   Project Summary 2014 is the 20th anniversary of the Thames Landscape Strategy (TLS).  To celebrate the 20th anniversary a series of events and projects are planned across the TLS region.  The centrepiece of these celebrations will be the re-creation of an Eighteenth century Chinese tea tent with an integral camera obscura...

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Jason Debney Visit to Richmond Virginia

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

TLS Co-ordinator Jason Debney spent a week in Richmond Virginia this April meeting partner organisations, lecturing and learning how the James River is managed.  The visit was part of the long-standing relationship between the Thames Landscape Strategy and a number of organisations in Virginia including the James River Park, Scenic Virginia, Beautiful RVA and Capital Trees. Jason gave several lectures on his visit to a range of organisations such as the James River Advisory Council at the Deep Run Recreation Center (an umbrella group of many...

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A Royal Gala Performance To Celebrate One Of London’s Most Important Environmental Charities – THE ARCADIAN THAMES – A CELEBRATION

Posted by on Apr 27, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Thames Landscape Strategy. A specially commissioned show to raise the funds to commission Mark Edwards of Richmond Bridge Boathouses to construct a replica of the Duke of Buccleuch C18th Chinese Tea Tent that will include a camera obscura to be used in the Thames Landscape Strategy’s educational programme. On Monday evening (31st March), 230 people gathered for a unique fund raising event to help start the celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Thames Landscape...

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TLS Annual Meeting Jan 2014

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Another successful evening for the TLS Annual Meeting. Hosted by our partners at Kew Gardens in the Orangery, this year saw the TLS’s 20th Annual Meeting with the focus being very much on the future, current policy, and what it would mean for the TLS. Following an introduction by the TLS Chairman, Cllr Paul Lynch (Hounslow) and the new Director of Kew Gardens, Richard Deverell, Friends were invited to listen to a series of talks and presentations regarding, what turned out to be, an extremely topical subject. Speakers from the...

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Chairman’s Tour: Day four – Twickenham to Brentford

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Latest News | 0 comments

This is the day of the discontinuity. We start at Twickenham. On the north bank, there is very little public access between Kingston Bridge and Twickenham, and the walk would just be along ordinary roads, lined with fine and valuable property, but ordinary nevertheless.  That does not mean we will omit that stretch from this tour, it just means we need to fix up arrangements with some of those very kind people who have offered their boats.  Water borne blog may appear without warning later on. There are some other parts which have been...

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Chaiman’s Tour: Day three – Teddington to Thames Ditton via Hampton Court

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Latest News | 0 comments

No more purple prose about the weather, now rather dull and humid. Teddington is very down to earth compared to the exotic, foreign air of Richmond in the bright light and searing heat a few days ago. The 281bus took me from the station to meet the others at Floating Cloud café, still missing Meg, my poor old dog. She is still limping, but eating well and cold nose. It is a proud moment to be meeting where so many little boats gathered in 1940 for Dunkirk. The footbridge is familiar from the movie. I wonder what they felt, setting off across...

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Chairman’s Tour Day two – Richmond to Teddington

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Latest News | 0 comments

If anything, the weather was even more glorious that the first day.  Richmond had an exotic, foreign air in the bright light and searing heat as I walked from the station to meet companions at the Tide Tables café. How I regret saying on that first day that the pace would suit Meg, my poor old dog. The day almost finished her off, she has been limping ever since and the vet says no more long walks for a while, perhaps never. For a dog-owner without a dog, any walk is rather unsatisfactory. At least this time, with plenty to look at and talk...

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Chairman’s Tour Day one – Kew Bridge to Richmond

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Latest News | 0 comments

It was such a beautiful day, I felt churlish to be wondering if it was actually going to be too hot. The change of the route to end at Richmond on the first day instead of pressing on to Teddington Lock, caused me no distress whatever. You may think that it is an easy stroll, but doing it “site-visit” pace, slowly and stopping to look at things and make notes is actually more tiring than striding out at a good pace. At least the pace would suit my elderly dog. As I waited for the others in the car-park by the Brentford Gate at Kew Gardens, I...

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