Working River

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Songs and Music of the River Thames

Working River is an open-ended joint project between the General Federation of Trade Unions Educational Trust and Folktree Recordings designed to collect and popularise music and verse recording the lives and deeds of those who live and work around the Thames, one of the most famous rivers in the world.

We have produced an initial CD of 21 songs to showcase just some of the music and song, new and old, that tells their stories but we believe there is much more to be uncovered and researched. We intend to create a memory bank on the GFTU website which holds what we have already discovered and seeks to add to our knowledge as and when new material emerges. This collective memory can inspire old and young to look into their past anew in order for us to understand our collective future.

Read more on the Working River project.

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