An ode to the Thames introduced by Neil Nunes:
39 channel Immersive soundscape created from local field recordings from the Thames shoreline
BBC archive radio features exploring the Thames histories and lives of people working on the River
The River Thames flows through London and has been an important thoroughfare for trade and transportation for centuries. The Strand takes its name from the middle English word ‘strond’ meaning sea-shore or shore, owing to the fact that it was once the shoreline of The Trames. The earliest known inhabitants of the Thames Valley were the Celts, who settled in the area around 1000 BC. In the centuries that followed, the river became an important commercial and strategic route, with the Romans establishing a number of settlements along its banks. The Thames also played a key role in the development of London as a major city, with the construction of docks and other infrastructure along its shores. Today, the river remains an important part of London's identity and history.