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Teddington Lock in the Summer

Teddington Lock in the Summer

Teddington Lock is looking absolutely stunning at the moment. The lock keepers are very proud of their patch, and they keep it immaculate throughout the year. But in the summer, thanks to a long-standing partnership with Squires Garden Centre, they always excel themselves – and this year is no exception.

Teddington marks the point where the Thames becomes tidal and the Lock, an island built in 1810, is the lowest full-tide lock on the river. And it was from here, in 1940, that the boat-builder Douglas Tough organised and assembled 120 private boats to join in Operation Dynamo, which helped rescue more than 385,000 British and Allied soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk. To this day the boats are known as the ‘Little Ships’, and some of them are still to be seen in fine working condition on the river.

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