To celebrate this magnificent feat of engineering, Bowes Park’s very own Click Camera Club are exhibiting a collection of photographs inspired by the New River as it is today.
These photographs show some of the life, communities, landscapes and architecture of this historic river, four hundred years after it was completed.
The exhibition is open from Tuesday 24 September – 6 October 2013
Photograph below: Mums Lounge by Mary Sweeny
ll the way through - but the New River section is at 25:10
Sadly in the podcast the presenter - the otherwise dependable N Quentin Wolf - mistakes the New River for a Canal ... not the much loved "Flowing Resevoir" that runs through our neighbourhood.…
because it looks and smells bad?
It is a health hazard.
This is the Thames Water number to ring to request an urgent cleanup.
(This is free: beware, other Water Board numbers cost you £6 to ring).
Press button 1 for reporting water leaks (There is no designated extension that covers the The New River.)
Be patient with the time it takes to talk to a (very nice) real person and to get the request logged. She’ll request someone from the Ground Maintenance team to call you within 24 hrs.
I did this today and am expecting a call.
The more people log their complaints, the better.…
n River Festival September 2013, celebrating 400 years of the New River, a man-made conduit which slopes gradually from Hertfordshire to London and still supplies drinking water to the capital, even today! It includes a map and clue trail, numerous fascinating facts and insights about the New River, and a wildlife spotting game called 'Wingo'!.
The clues in the puzzle, the facts, and the Wingo game all encourage participants to look around them as they explore the stretch of New River Pathway from Finsbury Park to Clissold Park. There are prizes to be won until the deadline of 31st January 2014. There is a prize for a family, and another for a school, anywhere in the UK.
Click here to get free copies of the trail.
ng street, helping to clear up waste food.
On New Year's Day a couple of Canada Geese were sleeping off their late night New Year revels on the New River. Both had their heads tucked in their backs, and were gently floating down the river - see my photo.
Let us hope that 2020 will be a good year for our local birds and for the New River.
Happy New Year to all in Bowes Park and Bounds Green.…