She’s back on an even keel

Some loving TLC as we restore a little wheel power to beloved Terra Nova

From a mystery tunnel to dredging the Thames

How much longer will this go on? The Thames at Chertsey covering Dumsey Meadow

Last week, I told the story about Doug Millsom and his friends who, as youngsters, used to play around a tunnel that emerged on the bank of Desborough Island and asked whether any readers knew its history.

Fisherman need friends – and some bigger nets

My old mate Doug ‘the ancient angler’ Millsom called me up this week to chide me for ignoring his fellow fishermen.

Invasion of the water weeds

Himalyan Balsam can quickly stifle other plants along riverbanks.

Invaders from foreign lands have generally not proved to be much of a problem for us British since the arrival of William the Conqueror more than 1,000 years ago.

Jenny embodies the camaraderie of the river

Jenny Beagle

Woman selflessly helps desperate father facing tragedy with Fuzz

Getting taste of island life

The Desborough Cut

There are many islands on the River Thames, some containing luxurious waterside homes, some mere mounds of mud and sand that have the odd tree clinging precariously to life on their edges and some providing bases for water-related industries like boat-building.