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The Royal opening of the Thames Barrier.

The Royal opening of the Thames Barrier.
Opening of the Thames Barrier.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H0358
Description: The official opening of the Thames Barrier with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. Although this took place in May 1984, the barrier was first used in February 1983 after becoming operational in October 1982. Construction of the barrier had begun in 1974.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 8 May 1984
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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