Project Purley

The Local History Society for Purley on Thames

The River Thames

The River Thames forms the northern boundary of the parish and of Berkshire. It has national as well as local importance.

We look at the river through the following themes:-

The River Highway

River Regulation

Ferries and Crossings


Mapledurham Lock

Lock Cottages

Mapledurham Mill


River Traffic

The Marina

The Aldermaston Pipeline

River Wildlife

Angling and Fishing

A Backdrop for Movies

Other waterways and features

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