Three men without a boat on the Tyburn

There is a sunny break in the days of great and rain which is fortunate. Today I meet with Graham, Ray and Nicolas and we will walk the course of the river Tyburn – one of London’s lost rivers. It was in reality no more than a brook but became a sewer in the 19th century and was then covered over with streets and houses. We shall, however, walk as close as we can to the course of the river which will be in conduits below us.

Ray talks non-stop. But about the houses and the famous people that have lived there. And occasionally whines every so often about “taking a bus ” for the rest of the journey. But he manages the walk which is about 5½ miles which is very good.

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Outside the Tavistock Clinic, where I trained as a psychotherapeutic counsellor. This is near the source of the Tyburn.

This footbridge carries the aqueduct of the river across Regent's Canal and into Regent's Park. I though Ray might be facing Mecca but all he was doing was listening for the sound of water. Or was that laughter?

This footbridge carries the aqueduct of the river across Regent’s Canal and into Regent’s Park. I though Ray might be facing Mecca but all he was doing was listening for the sound of water. Or was that laughter?

The actual River Tyburn flows through Gray's antique market in the basement. It is all a bit tatty but this is the real Tyburn.

The actual River Tyburn flows through Gray’s antique market in the basement. It is all a bit tatty but this is the real Tyburn.

We get to Westminster where the Tyburn joins the Thames.

We get to Westminster where the Tyburn joins the Thames.

There are three good accounts of walking the River Tyburn published by the Londonist, and these are: part 1, part 2, and part 3.

 

Additionally, there is the anarchist idea of the Tyburn angling society.

 

 

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