Pleasure Boating on the Thames

Pleasure Boating on the Thames A History of Salter Bros, 1858-2010

Paperback (05 May 2014) | English

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THE RIVER THAMES above London underwent a dramatic transformation during the Victorian period, from a great commercial highway into a vast conduit of pleasure. Pleasure Boating on the Thames traces these changes through the history of the firm that did more than any other on the waterway to popularise recreational boating. Salter Bros began as a small boat-building enterprise in Oxford and went on to gain worldwide fame, not only as the leading racing boat constructor, but also as one of the largest rental craft and passenger boat operators in the country. Simon Wenham's illustrated history sheds light on over 150 years of social change, how leisure developed on the waterway (including the rise of camping), as well as how a family firm coped with the changes brought about by industrialisation - a business that, today, still carries thousands of passengers a year.

Book information

ISBN: 9780750958332
Publisher: The History Press
Imprint: The History Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 797.109422
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 494g
Height: 157mm
Width: 234mm
Spine width: 12mm