Nearly 80 visitors joined us on The Edwardian, moored at Butlers Wharf Pier, to explore the theme Why do we love Shad Thames? The event was part of Totally Thames Festival and we were given a warm welcome from Thames Luxury Charters who hosted us on one of their boats. We had a chance to hear from four speakers, all of whom had different but fascinating histories in the area: Joseph Robson and Jacqueline Jubert who set up AVR and Anise Gallery on Shad Thames; architect Jonathan Dransfield who has worked on many of the converted buildings and whose office in the shape of a pyramid makes an unusual contribution to the area; and Jon Byers who, after working for an estate agent in the area, returned a few years later to set up his own business, Anderson Rose. They were all united in their enthusiasm for the area and were also honest about their concerns going forward, especially since the Design Museum closed here in June 2016.
After making the most of photo opportunities from the boat, we took a leisurely walk around the area. It gave us the opportunity to discover some of the places highlighted in the new Shad Thames Trail and to point out new developments coming up.
Many thanks to our hosts, our speakers and everyone who came along for making it such a great morning. This was our tenth event celebrating Shad Thames and we are already looking forward to the next one!
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