Thursday, 26 February 2009

Inspired by walking, accessibility and with a new interest in eco-hydrology, I was digging for information about the path of the River Fleet which runs somewhere beneath the street next to my flat.

An excerpt from Homann's map of circa 1705 shows the Fleet running past where I sit, at that time in a field, and St Chad's Well must have been a little way down, where now there is a café, where in 1772 there were reported to be a thousand people in a week drinking of the well waters.

I intend to conjure up some related ideas for a walk in April, and to think about the Fleet (and even to remember the Tuul) in the wider restoration scheme of River//Cities.

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