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Life Afloat

An Oral History of People Living on Houseboats on the Tidal Thames

It is estimated that over a thousand people live afloat on the Thames between Teddington Lock and the Thames Barrier. These floating villages have a rich and, until now, untold history. Originally a pursuit for bohemians and those with little income, changes have taken place alongside those of London house prices.

digital:works worked with volunteers from King's College and the Geffrye Museum to conduct research and interview 28 people associated with living on the tidal Thames for this film documentary.

Commissioned by
Totally Thames

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