"joined one of the Lea boating clubs"
Bow Locks, where the River Lea joins the Limehouse Cut
GNU Free Documentation LicenseBow Locks, where the River Lea joins the Limehouse Cut - Credit: AtelierJoly, Wikimedia

The River Lea (or Lee) is a major tributary of the Thames. It rises at Leagrave near Luton in Bedfordshire and enters the Thames almost opposite the Millennium Dome, via the Limehouse Cut (close to where Jerome lived in Poplar as a child).

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