• The River Lea

  • Humans and nature

    "In this actual world there is then not much point in counter-posing or restating the great abstractions of Man and Nature. We have mixed our labour with the earth, our forces with its forces too deeply to be able to draw back and separate either out." - Raymond Williams (1980)
  • Favourate Quote:

    We end, I think, at what might be called the standard paradox of the twentieth century: our tools are better than we are, and grow better faster than we do. They suffice to crack the atom, to command the tides. But they do not suffice for the oldest task in human history: to live on a piece of land without spoiling it." - Aldo Leopold (1938)
  • Lea Valley and River Photos


    Blossom over the canal

    Willow flower

    Long story to tell

    The Wolfman with his F8 wolf

    Early Spring Blossom

    Leaping Salmon sculpture

    Thoughtful Robin

    Frosty nettles

    Bargee garden

    More Photos


These two maps demonstrate the rapid industrial and suburban development between the 1850s and the 1890s in the West Ham section of the Lower Lea Valley.

GIS Industry Map 1850s

GIS Industry Map 1893

One Response

  1. Great blog.

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