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Queen of Thames Steamer, 1930s
 
   
Queen of Thames Steamer, 1930s
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Brief Description: Huntley & Palmers works outing aboard the Queen of Thames steamer, Reading
Subject Date: 1930s
Creator: A. Griffiths
 
Full Description: The first annual 'aquatic excursion' was in July 1855 when 200 employees and their families travelled by river to Park Place, near Henley. Trips were taken in subsequent years to Coombe Lodge near Basildon. Three Reading based pleasure boats were hired : 'Queen of the Thames', 'Prince of Wales' and 'Princess Royal'. Bands played onboard and there were archery contests, cricket matches and tea in the grounds. These large scale outings ended after 1919 when statutory holidays were introduced, though smaller departmental trips like one shown here in the 1930s continued.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: River Thames, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 12.7cm, Width: 30.3cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, transport <water>, recreation <holiday>, people, steamer, Queen of Thames
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.130.445
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_130_445~1_785-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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