|Aerial view of Deptford Creek from the Thames. © NMM|
The local poetry and creative writing competition inspired Lewisham residents of all ages to write poetry about local rivers that flow into the Thames.
The River Quaggy
This river rises on Bromley Common and flows through Bromley, Mottingham and Eltham where it joins the Ravensbourne. The Quaggy has a long history of flooding.
|Lewisham residents in Deptford Creek. © NMM|
This Thames tributary rises at Franborough and flows northwards through Bromley and Lewisham into Deptford Creek.
The mouth of the Ravensbourne that flows directly into the Thames.
The River of Words competion was a collaboration between the Creekside Centre, Lewisham Council, Deptford and the National Maritime Museum.