TQ7052 : Speeding up the Medway

taken 10 years ago, near to Teston, Kent, Great Britain

Speeding up the Medway
Speeding up the Medway
The joyriders in this speedboat,who were clearly breaking the 5 knot speed limit on the river, seemed unaware of the damage that their heavy wake was doing to the bank. They risked prosecution: see LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) . The buildings on the hill behind are Tutsham Hall TQ7052 : Oast House at Tutsham Hall Farm, West Farleigh, Kent.
River Medway
The River Medway is 70 miles long and flows almost entirely within Kent. It rises in Ashdown Forest and joins the Thames near Chatham. Apart from the Thames it has the largest catchment area in southern England. The river is navigable as far as Tonbridge by large craft and as far as Penshurst by small craft. There are 11 locks on the river, between Allington and Tonbridge. The river is tidal to Allington Lock. The River divides Kent in two, those born west of the river are known as Kentish Men, whilst those born east of the river are Men of Kent. The river was used as a line of defence against possible invasion during WWII.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Monday, 23 March, 2009
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 703 529 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.0012N 0:26.3377E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 703 529
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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