TQ0369 : River Thames: Truss's Island

taken 11 years ago, near to Staines, Surrey, Great Britain

River Thames: Truss's Island
River Thames: Truss's Island
The island is only about a hundred metres long and is on the west bank of the River Thames. It is named after Charles Truss, who was appointed Clerk of Works to the Worshipful Committee of Thames Navigation of the City of London in 1774. His task was to improve the navigability of the river by improving the locks and towpaths. This he did for 36 years until 1810 when he was 82 years old and he was then awarded a pension of 200 a year by the City. The inscribed stone can be seen in close-up here TQ0369 : River Thames: Truss's Island. The river is beyond the vegetation to the right.

The island suffered from years of neglect but was the subject of a major refurbishment by Runnymede Borough Council in 1991.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 5 August, 2008   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 6 August, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 034 699 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.1217N 0:30.8640W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 034 699
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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