What is Ravensbourne?

It has been the name of a river for centuries.

The Ravensbourne flowing into the Thames

The Ravensbourne flowing into the Thames

To quote Strange Maps:

the River Ravensbourne rises at Caesar’s Well in Keston, flows through Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich and is joined by several tributaries, among which the beautifully named River Quaggy (also known as Kyd Brook). It ends in the Thames in Greenwich Reach (also known as Deptford Creek), west of Greenwich proper. In 1580, Queen Elizabeth I knighted Francis Drake on board the Golden Hind in Deptford Creek after his circumnavigation of the globe.

This means that when the college moves to Greenwich next year, we will be moving directly downstream.
Anyone fancy making the journey by canoe?

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