River Thames: locks and weirs

The history of locks and weirs and how they work.


Locks and weirs on the River Thames - How they work

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The history of locks and weirs and how they work. Also encourgaing everybody to be safe near water by giving important warnings about the hidden dangers of the river.

Published 1 February 2009