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Henley on Thames Then & Now: In Colour John Pilling

Henley on Thames Then & Now: In Colour

John Pilling

Published January 1st 2012
ISBN : 9780752463643
Hardcover
96 pages
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Known around the world for its famous Royal Regatta, the Henley-on-Thames of today is a picturesque centre for the fashionable and successful. This was not always the case for this vibrant riverside town however—once a thriving river port, theMoreKnown around the world for its famous Royal Regatta, the Henley-on-Thames of today is a picturesque centre for the fashionable and successful. This was not always the case for this vibrant riverside town however—once a thriving river port, the railway boom of the 1840s took Henley’s traditional trade with it, and the town’s once beautiful buildings gradually fell into disrepair. Henley had to find a new source of prosperity—and in 1851, Prince Albert’s patronage of the Henley annual regatta was just what it needed. Oxfordshire historian John Pilling and photographer Laurence Waters have curated a selection of archive images and stunning modern photographs of Henley then and now, fascinatingly illustrating the changing face of this popular town and providing an amazing insight into its history.