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More than three men in a boat: the rise and fall of Pleasure Boating on the Thames

Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 7:45pm

This is a presemtation by Dr Simon Wenman as part of the Abingdon Area Archaeological and Historical Society lecture series. 

The 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. Admission for members is free. £3 for non members. 

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