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Inland boating Gallery

Choose from 43 pictures in our Inland boating collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping. We are proud to offer this selection in partnership with Historic England.


Thames pleasure craft CC73_00991 Featured Inland boating Print

Thames pleasure craft CC73_00991

Cleeve Lock, Goring, Oxfordshire. A group of people enjoying a pleasure ride on the steam-powered boat The Fashion, circa 1900. The party is waiting in the lock, with the lock keepers cottage in the background. By this time lock receipts for pleasure boats had become a major source of income for the river authorities

Pulls Ferry, Norwich SED01_01_01 Featured Inland boating Print

Pulls Ferry, Norwich SED01_01_01

Pull'??s Ferry, Norwich, Norfolk, 1854. William Russell Sedgfield (1826-??1902), albumen print. William Russell Sedgfield included this image, produced using the waxed paper process, among his entries at the 1855 Photographic Institution exhibition in London. The 15th-century water gate adjacent to Pull'??s Ferry protected the channel that had been dug to carry building materials from the River Wensum to the site of Norwich Cathedral. Even at the age of 16, Sedgfield was keen to use Fox Talbot'??s new calotype process, and, after training as an engraver, he turned to photography in the early 1850s, adopting the waxed paper, wet collodion and dry collodion processes. He became ??one of the most critically acclaimed photographers of his generation?? and his photographs illustrated a number of books published during his lifetime, including Ruined Abbeys and Castles of Great Britain by William and Mary Howitt, which also featured work by Francis Bedford and Roger Fenton

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Henley Regatta CC72_00130 Featured Inland boating Print

Henley Regatta CC72_00130

HENLEY-ON-THAMES, Oxfordshire. Crowds of onlookers on the bank of the river and boats moored close by during the Regatta, an important social and competitive event held each year on the Thames since 1839. Photographed by Henry Taunt in 1902

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Boat, Edwardian, Event, People, River