The next talk will take place on Thursday 21 November at 7.45pm in the Northcourt Centre, Abingdon OX14 1NS.
Dr Simon Wenham: More than three men in a boat: the rise and fall of Pleasure Boating on the Thames
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.
Next Local History Group Meeting:
The next meeting will be in Spring 2020 starting at 7.45pm in the Pendarvis Room at 35 Ock Street, Abingdon OX14 5AG.
For security reasons the front door is kept locked, so ring the bell and you will be let in. Go up the stairs and the Pendarvis Room is on your left.
For more information contact John Foreman, at email@example.com
AAAHS Local History Group Convenor
Please find further details in the Current Activities - Local History Group section on this site.