Steve keeps win for second year


Let's face it – there are some people on the river who regard locks as an interruption to their day – an annoying waste of time when they could be charging along the river in their gin palaces, breaking the speed limit and causing a good deal of nuisance.

Set sail on a new pastime

Exploring the Thames Wilderness

Ashford's Queen Mary Sailing Club pushes the boat out with dinghy for aspiring disabled sailors

Got lock and lane woes? Take a different tack…

Walton Bridge in the 1920s

Following on from last week’s Riverwatch in which I outlined an idea for closing off Walton Lane at the Walton Bridge end that was put forward by Doug Myers from Weybridge, I’ve had a note from Nick Pollard, the chairman of the Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society.

Let’s go back to the future

Cowey Sale

Block off river crossing at Walton Lane to traffic — there was no link in the '50s, says resident Doug Myers

Locks: The key moment

I went along to the River Users’ Group Eight meeting on Tuesday at the Thames Motor Yacht Club in Molesey and was delighted to hear chairman Mike Shefras announce that after a lot of haggling with the Environment Agency the group had secured an undertaking that no more lock houses would be let for the next year.