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Ten Bridges

A beautifully evocative three-mile glide along the Thames from bustling docks to bohemian Chelsea.

Documentary 1957 15 mins


The plaintive songs and accordion playing of Cockney buskers Wynn and Bill set the mood in this evocative 1950s journey along the Thames. As the camera plies the river from early morning to nightfall, it captures tantalising glimpses of dockworkers unloading cargo at St Mary Overy's Wharf; a young lad gathering driftwood, the bright lights of Battersea funfair, and riverside barges at Chelsea.