Where Smooth Waters Glide

An exhibition marking 250 years of caring for the River Thames

The Thames Conservancy archive and this exhibition

Why the upper Thames needed oversight

How the modern river was built

Keeping the River Clean

How pollution was controlled

Floods and Flooding

Ordinary and extraordinary events

At Your Leisure

Recreation on the river

Danger: Deep Water

Accidents, life-saving and death on the Thames

The Thames in Wartime

How the First and Second World Wars impacted the upper river

Thames People

Some of the Conservancy characters who shaped the river

After the Conservancy

The work of the Environment Agency and Thames Water today


Key dates in the history of the River

Thank Yous and Contacts

Credits, thank yous, and useful contact details

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The Berkshire Record Office holds the archives of the Royal County of Berkshire. 

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