11th September - 17th October
62-66 Bermondsey Street
London, SE1 3UD
Open Mon-Sat, 10-6
A selection of plant-life collected downriver of The City, found growing dustily on the peninsula, in the shadow of its banks. Rooted in the crevices, growing doggedly at the edge, by the old Surrey Docks - the silvery / gold rush of water.
Harvested by Louis and Sheila in Rotherhithe on Wednesday 9th September at around about noon.
“You cannot take the Thames with you. It has always been the river of commerce. The watercress-growers of Gravesend, the biscuit-bakers and store-shippers of Tooley Street, the ship-chandlers of Wapping, the block-makers and rope-makers of Limehouse, all owe their trades to the Thames…” p.539 Peter Ackroyd London The Biography (2001)