A pictorial guide to the River Thames

Lyd Well

Lyd WellPooh's dry ditch was soon joined by the water from Lyd Well, an old Roman well about a mile away from the source. He could see the water bubbling up from the well. The water from the well provided the first continuous flow of water.

Pooh climbed back into his boat and continued his journey down the Thames.

Under a wall
Pooh sailed through a hole in a wall, that crossed the water by Lyd Well.
Leaving Lyd Well behind him, Pooh knew from now on he would not find another dry patch. The Thames would continue to flow and grow as it headed towards the North sea.

Did you know? .....

From here until it reaches Oxford, the Thames is called the Isis. This may be an abbreviation of the Latin name Tamesis. When Julius Caesar invaded Britain in 55BC he wrote in 'De Bello Gallico' of the river Tamesis.

The Isis may also be named after the Egyptian fertility goddess, sister and consort of Osiris, god of the underworld and judge of the dead.

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