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Past Events - More than Three Men in a Boat

 

 

The rise and fall of pleasure boating on the Thames

 

A free Zoom talk by Simon Wenham

 

Tuesday 26th April, 7.30pm

 

The late Victorian period is often described as the 'golden age of the Thames', as it was during this time that the river was transformed into a vast conduit of leisure. It was the era of steam launch trips, Venetian fairs, regattas, picnics, carnivals and 'three men in a boat'.

 

This talk covers more than 150 years of pleasure boating and shows why some common perceptions about the river's history are misleading.

 

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