Talk by Simon Wenham:
"The History of Salters Steamers"
Tuesday 24th March 2015 at 7.30pm
Venue: Sutton Courtenay Village Hall
Many people will have enjoyed a leisurely trip on the River Thames on one of Salters' steamers. The Thames boat firm, founded in 1858, and based at Folly Bridge in Oxford has an interesting history, not only for pleasure boating, but also for its role in wartime.
About the speaker
Simon Wenham works as a research assistant to an Oxford academic and is also on the part-time tutor panel of Oxford University's Continuing Education Department (teaching history).
His doctoral research was on the history of Salters Steamers, the Thames boat firm based at Folly Bridge in Oxford (founded in 1858).
He has also written a book: "Pleasure Boating on the Thames: A History of Salter Bros, 1858-Present Day" (published by The History Press May 2014).
He has given talks about the Thames to many different groups in the Oxford area and is also a regular contributor to Radio Oxford (on the local history shows featuring Liz Woolley). He is currently working on further writing projects connected with his doctorate.