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16 April 2015

Learn about Thames swimming at the Prospect of Whitby

This evening, as part of the Footprints of London River Walks Festival author Caitlin Davies will talk about the history of Thames swimming to promote her new book "Downstream: a history and celebration of swimming the River Thames".

The river stretches more than 100 miles from your author's homeland in Gloucestershire to London, and out into the North Sea beyond, and upstream it is even still safe for a dip in places, whilst down in London it may seem unlikely today, but in days of less health and safety, there were beaches beside the Tower of London, and at Greenwich and Grays. Tickets are £12 inluding a glass of wine.

For more, see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/downstream-a-history-and-celebration-of-swimming-the-river-thames-tickets-15641852201

^Picture © Paul Hudson used under a Creative Commons license^

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