Steelyard: Searching for the Baltic by the Thames

8 February 2017 // Miscellany

Words & pictures: Paul Scraton Down on the pebbles between the embankment and the Thames as it hurries by beneath the expanse of Cannon Street Railway Bridge, a man with a metal detector picked his way across the stones as I shielded my eyes from the sunlight reflecting from the glass face of the Shard […]

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On Blakeney Point

5 February 2017 // Miscellany

Words & pictures: Danny Adcock It is daylight when I drive into Cley beach car park and pull up against the back edge of the shingle ridge that holds back the sea in this part of North Norfolk. Scrunching up the pebbles from the landward side, the North Sea is revealed as you reach the […]

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Sands, sounds and bearings: Maps with no land

29 November 2016 // Islands //Miscellany

Sands, sounds and bearings: Maps with no land Maps are not ways of escaping. Things were always going to turn out like this. By Jennifer Lucy Allan From a pile of unorganised papers in a box I recently unearthed a map. A metre high, and over a metre across, it was printed in 1964 for […]

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Nature, Post Brexit

20 July 2016 // Books //Miscellany

“We need – urgently need, more than ever before in our lifetimes – progressive voices to speak up for the importance of nature in Britain’s future. Should UK’s grassland, hedges, woodlands or rivers, like the Whanganui River on North Island in New Zealand, be entitled to a legal identity? Other than rewilding, what other attitudes […]

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A Public Service Announcement

22 June 2016 // Miscellany

Dear readers, In light of the fact that we are upping sticks to Glastonbury this weekend, there will not be a Caught by the River newsletter this week. Service will resume as normal next week, but in the meantime, if you too happen to be gracing the fields of Worthy Farm, make sure you catch […]

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