Page 135. " 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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Page 144. " The town itself is a famous old place "
Thames at Reading
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThames at Reading - Credit: Chris Wood
In Jerome's day, Reading was known as an industrial town, but it has had a long and eventful history.

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