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Picture of driftwood catching boat

Picture of rubbish on the foreshore

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There's always rubbish washed up on the Drawdock here. Driftwood from the Thames is seen as a nuisance now, but it used to be used for firewood by some people in Blackwall. I also wanted to tie in the theme of floating rubbish to connect the West and East London walks together; of course much of the rubbish here had come through Hampton Court on its way. Perhaps this rubbish is a visible reminder that the current of the Thames connects different times and places, as much as it divides London.

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