Talk by Andrew Sargent:
"The History of the River Thames"
Sutton Courtenay Village Hall
Tuesday 23rd September at 7.30pm
The speaker is an author, formerly with English Heritage. He has recently published a book "The Story of the Thames".
The longest river in England, the Thames, has witnessed the entire history of a country and its capital. The Story of the Thames looks at history from the river's perspective, investigating how the life of the nation has affected the river and, in turn, how the river has been viewed by those who live along its length. In doing so it spans 500,000 years (longer than human history) and extends from source to mouth.
The Thames has played an important part in the history and social development of the country as a whole and of Sutton Courtenay in particular.