The mighty Thames - flowing in rural windings and graceful curves through wooded hills, and then making stately progress through the capital city - has always invited man to ford it. Throughout the centuries he has done just that, his artefacts ranging from pack-horse bridges to motorway crossings, via products of the canal and railway eras.
Geoffrey Phillips has recorded every ferry, bridge and tunnel crossing the Thames, from Lechlade to the river mouth, revealing a remarkable variety. Each crossing has a history of its own, and together they provide a rich seam of information, deftly mined by the author, on the ways of our forebears - and of our contemporaries, for the story of the Thames crossings continues. Lovers of the great river will find this book an invaluable companion to their explorations, and anyone with an interest in the story of man's progress will find it a fertile source of new insights.