NO CASH, NO SPLASHWORKING RIVER: AN ORAL HISTROY OF LONDONS BOAT YARDS

NO CASH, NO SPLASH

The project has been run by the Thames Festival Trust, in partnership with the Museum of London, supported with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Working with 25 fantastic volunteers, we’ve interviewed 28 men and women who have worked in London’s boatyards and shipyards, from ages 18 to 87 years old, recording their memories of the yards, their training and skills, and the changes that have happened to this industry during their working lives.

These audio interviews are being placed within the collections at the Museum of London, and have also been the basis of two exhibitions of this history in September 2017, one along the Southbank outside the National Theatre, and the other in a specially converted boathouse exhibition space on Richmond Riverside as part of Totally Thames festival.