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The Way to the Sea: The Forgotten Histories of the Thames Estuary Caroline Crampton Was Born On The Thames Estuary To Parents Who Had Sailed There From South Africa In The Early S Having Grown Up With Seafaring Legs And A Desire To Explore, Caroline Is Both A Knowledgeable Guide To The Most Hidden Away Parts Of This Overlooked And Unfashionable Part Of The Country, And A Persuasive Advocate For Its Significance, Both Historically And Culturally As One Of The Key Entrances And Exits To England, The Estuary Has Been Pivotal To London S Economic Fortunes And In Defining Its Place In The World It Has Also Been The Entry Point For Immigrants For Generations, Yet It Has An Ambivalent Relationship With Newcomers, And UKIP S Popularity In The Area Is On The Rise As Caroline Navigates The Waters Of The Estuary, She Also Seeks Out Its Stories Empty Warehouses And Arsenals The Thames Barrier, Which Guards The Safety Of Londoners Precariously Than We Might Ship Wrecks Still Inhabited By The Ghosts Of The Drowned Vast Victorian Pumping Stations Which Continue To Carry Away The Capital S Sewage The River Banks, Layered With Archaeological Anglo Saxon Treasures Literature Inspired By Its Landscape Beacons Used For Centuries To Guide Boats Through The Dark And Murky Waterways Of The Estuary The Eerie Maunsell Army Forts Metre High Towers Of Concrete And Steel Which Were Built On Concealed Sandbanks At The Far Reaches Of The Estuary During The Second World War And Designed To Spot And Shoot At Incoming Enemy Planes And The Estuary S Wildlife And Shifting Tidal Moods


About the Author: Caroline Crampton

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8 thoughts on “The Way to the Sea: The Forgotten Histories of the Thames Estuary

  1. says:

    I bought this on the strength of an article in the Guardian, and thought I was in for a treat Reasonably well written, but in truth there is far in the book about the author than the the places she purports too write about As a former resident of Sheppey, I turned first to that chapter Much of what she wrote is factually incorrect in detail, and not exactly hidden some real research would have revealed a host of interesting topics tha


  2. says:

    I read the Guardian review but found the book disappointing, in fact I found it hard to equate the book with the review Maybe that should tell me something about the reliability of the reviewer.I did however find the section on the the docks and the lower Thames interesting, the parallels between Victorian and Thatcherite attitudes towards the local population were most enlightening Also her analysis of the left behind communities of Kent and


  3. says:

    Having been borne probably in the same hospital as the author and brought up in Chatham for the first 20 years of my life, and then transmigrated to Essex for the 50 odd years since, most of the places mentioned in this marvellous book are familiar to me.She captures the sense of place well, and although no sailor I can visualise most of the scenes and seascapes she describes from her vivid narrative.Well done, I enjoyed it immensely and would recomme


  4. says:

    I found this a fascinating read I know a bit about the Thames and this brought it all into sharp focus both historically and geographically.


  5. says:

    A very pleasant book, though not quite what I d hoped for It s very family centered, whereas I was looking for something a little scientific But you can t please everybody


  6. says:

    excellent book if you have knowledge of the Thames,but if not read it with the 1 50000 series ordnance survey for the Thames estuary for the section of it that deals with this area.I enjoyed it very much as it gives a readable longtitudinal description of the river from source to the North Sea


  7. says:

    An excellent read focusing mainly on a part of this country either ignored or avoided A fascinating book.


  8. says:

    A very well written, wide ranging look at an underrated part of our inland and coastal waters Part history, part geography, part personal memoir, I found it fascinating I should declare a personal interest, though I now own the boat Caroline s parents built and sailed to the UK


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