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Strand-on-the-Green 1878

Strand-on-the-Green 1878, photograph by Henry Taunt, reproduced by permission of Oxfordshire County Council, HT02343

Strand-on-the-Green 2000
Strand-on-the-Green 2000, copyright Graham Diprose & Jeff Robins

"Strand-on-the-Green, below Kew Bridge, has no noticeable features...

The river here is crossed by a fine lattice railway bridge, just below the islands."

Henry Taunt 1885

The differences between the old and new photographs are subtle. Kew Bridge was rebuilt with fewer arches in 1903; the distant waterworks chimney now marks the Kew Bridge Steam Museum and shares the skyline with modern tower blocks. The City Barge pub in the foreground had its riverside frontage restored after it was largely destroyed in a Second World War bombing raid.

Graham Diprose 2007

See this image on its original map.

The text above are sample extracts from the book; entries for each location are more extensive.


Outline of the River Thames: the area covered by Henry Taunt’s documentary photographs and maps from the source at Thames Head to the Houses of Parliament