River Thames

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The River Thames
A Key Stage 2 Resource for Rivers and Coasts
 
 
    
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The River Thames at Lechlade

 

At Lechlade the tributaries Leach and Coln flow into the Thames making the river even deeper. The Thames is now 18 metres (60 feet) wide.

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The Thames now is deep enough for canal boats.

The name Lechlade comes from a combination of the River Leach and 'lade', meaning to load.

The riverside at Lechlade was a busy wharf with boats being loaded with salt from Cheshire which had been carried down the 'Old Salt Way' by pack horse trains, and wool, stone and cheese from the Cotswolds for the markets in Oxford and London.

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