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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Orwell to St Katherines Dock advice please

    Thanks all for your advice - very much appreciated

    Stewart

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    Default Re: Orwell to St Katherines Dock advice please

    Quote Originally Posted by MoodySabre View Post
    Limehouse has been sold by BWML to a venture capitalist firm. ....
    Not strictly accurate Roger unless something has happened that I've missed and which has not been widely reported

    The Canal & River Trust sold British Waterways Marinas Ltd., which operates 18 marinas, in it's entirety to LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, last year

    As far as I;m aware, and certainly all indications on the BWML website suggest so, Limehouse is still owned and operated by BWML

    True, prices have gone up (and up) but that's the good old law of supply and demand in a free market economy for you

  3. #23
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    Default Re: Orwell to St Katherines Dock advice please

    In the history lessons I've had about London and the Thames I was always told that London grew in the area of the Thames where it is now because that was about as far as the Romans could float a raft on the incoming tide. Now 2 thousand years later we apparently can't get there unless we are able to motor at precise times.....
    1988 Bayliner 2855

  4. #24
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    Default Re: Orwell to St Katherines Dock advice please

    Quote Originally Posted by Antony Collis View Post
    In the history lessons I've had about London and the Thames I was always told that London grew in the area of the Thames where it is now because that was about as far as the Romans could float a raft on the incoming tide. Now 2 thousand years later we apparently can't get there unless we are able to motor at precise times.....
    Yes but:

    1. Dredging a river greatly increases the rate of flow of the tidal current.

    2. I reckon the Romans may have used more than one tide.

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    Default Re: Orwell to St Katherines Dock advice please

    Quote Originally Posted by Antony Collis View Post
    In the history lessons I've had about London and the Thames I was always told that London grew in the area of the Thames where it is now because that was about as far as the Romans could float a raft on the incoming tide. Now 2 thousand years later we apparently can't get there unless we are able to motor at precise times.....
    my understanding was that the area where the City of London started was the lowest point where the river could be forded at low tide at that time, and later a bridge was built. The river would have been unrecognisably different then, wider shallower and probably much slower flowing.

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