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Person drowns at Shadwell Basin

By on July 20, 2016 in News with 0 Comments
Person drowns at Shadwell Basin

Unconfirmed reports today of a person drowned in Shadwell Basin. The photo below of large numbers of people swimming in the Basin last year shows the numbers who are attracted to the water when it’s hot.Unfortunately despite the air temperature making the water look inviting it is very cold and can catch the unwary off […]

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Kingfishers spotted at Shadwell Basin

By on July 6, 2016 in Kingfisher, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Kingfishers spotted at Shadwell Basin

Kingfishers have been seen early in the morning at Shadwell Basin. It seems these amazing birds are best spotted at first light up until around six a.m.If you don’t know what first light is – we can’t help you.The Shadwell Basin anglers have spotted them very recently so they should still be around.It is not […]

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Turks Head Company announces plan for Wapping lido

By on October 22, 2015 in News, Planning
Turks Head Company announces plan for Wapping lido

Jon Aldenton’s Turks Head Company has unveiled a £3.5m plan for a Wapping Lido which aims to use the south side of Shadwell Basin to create a 50 metre-long swimming pool with changing rooms and café/restaurant on Brussels Wharf.This project also involves the Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre.The Turks Head Company (THC) intends to submit […]

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Great Crested Grebes on Shadwell Basin

By on April 7, 2015 in Wildlife with 0 Comments
Great Crested Grebes on Shadwell Basin

Good to see a pair of Great Crested Grebes (Podiceps cristatus) on Shadwell Basin this morning.Lets hope they manage to nest properly this year so we can see some grebelets to go with the swanlets. (Let’s not dwell on the fate of the ducklets…)Grebes are famous for their mating ritual where they give each other […]

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Two kingfishers seen hunting on Shadwell Basin

By on April 6, 2015 in Kingfisher, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Two kingfishers seen hunting on Shadwell Basin

Kevin is back! And the Wapping Kingfisher has brought a friend. Two (yes – two!) kingfishers were seen at around 9 am this morning zooming around the water on a glorious morning on Shadwell Basin.In the (grainy) pic above you can see one of the kingfishers having a rest before flying off again.Lee of Shadwell Basin Fishing […]

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