Sunday, 29 January 2012

London Soundmap of the capital's waterways

There is a magnificant water sound survey out (HERE) which records the sounds of natural water along London's waterways and sets them out in a grip similar to the London Underground map. Reminds me a little of Tom Bolton tracking the Fleet and the Peck in his recent book of lost rivers, where with ears to the ground and you can hear this rushing water under the roads and pavements. Some of these, like the Fleet and the Ravensbourne (possibly even the Quaggy) were navigable. I believe that either the Museum of Docklands of the British Library have old images of sailing barges coming down from Chancery Lane.