Henley-on-Thames Then and Now.

Pilling, John and Waters, Laurence.

Picture of Henley-on-Thames Then and Now.
This picturesque centre is of course known around the world for its famous Royal Regatta. These wonderful photos illustrate the changing face of this popular town and provide an amazing insight into the history of this part of Oxfordshire.

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Description

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, 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.

Book Details

Author Pilling, John and Waters, Laurence.
Format HC
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Imprint The History Press Ltd
Number of Pages 96
Illustrations Illustrations (some col.)
Publish Date 1/11/2011
Catalogue HIS01
Catalogue book number 451