Laurie Bolger, poet and founder of The Creative Writing Breakfast Club, worked with young people linked to the river to create a new poem, celebrating the Thames’ past, present and future.

The poem, This River, has been developed to mark the completion of the refreshed Thames Vision 2050, the PLA's updated development framework for the tidal River Thames.


  • Beauty Marshall, Port of London Authority
  • Sean Ross, Thames Festival Trust
  • Tommy Allison, Port of Tilbury
  • Rosie Johnson, Port of Tilbury
  • Storm Smith-Suckoo, Trinity House
  • Chloe Russell, Thames Estuary Partnership
  • Tashi Spence, Fulham Reach Boat Club
  • Annabel Taylor-Munt, Thames Festival Trust

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