The Albion River Hymn

Dear Friends
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Wolfe (One Last Time)
Shropshire Bedlams
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25 Years Later
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A Daughter of Albion
Rupert Bear
Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
Poor Murdered Woman
In Merstham Tunnel
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They Called Her Babylon
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The Albion River Hymn
Hark The Village Wait
Hark! The Village Wait: Lyrics and Notes
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Swan Arcade
Sound, Sound Your Instruments of Joy
Two Unsolved
John 'Babbacombe' Lee
The Summer Before The War
Meet On The Ledge
Mr Fox
A Picture of Britain
Elegy Written In A Country Church Yard
The Duck Race
Morris Off

Thames Web
Thames Web

Over The Tadpole Bridge

Clivden on Thames [click for larger image]

Well, not right at this moment, but we'll get there.
There are two arguments right off the top. They are, (1) The actual source of the Thames (you have a choice of two), (2) The origins of the name, "Thames", neither of which we are going indulge in, we have our opinions, but that is not the intention of this page. This is a journey, not only through place, but also through time, it's a journey through lives as well, we'll be touching on quite a few of those, for characters abound along this great river
The sources for this page are four in number, three books and a recording. The three books are, Time on the Thames by Eric de Mare, published in 1952 and republished in 1975. The Thames, by A.P. Herbert, published in 1966, and Sweet Thames Run Softly by Robert Gibbings, originally published in 1940. All are, as you can read, older books, but it was the sentiments and observations that attracted us to these particular books, so......
The album?.......Well once again, the body of work by that man of many parts comes to the forefront, we are refering to the incredible Ashley Hutchings, of course, and the absolutely brilliant Albion River Hymn : A Celebration of the River Thames, conceived and written by A.H. and Mary Miller. It is invocative, joyous, celebratory. It flows, as the Thames flows, as stated earlier, through place and time
The Thames has always been, may it always be so...
Let us begin our journey, from the heartland of England, down to the sea..........but to quote Eric de Mare......

"On the river, hurry should still be regarded as mortal sin".

Goring on Thames [click for larger image]

The Albion River Hymn

Albion the Cat

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