Sculls, skiffs and steamers: the history of Salter’s Steamers
Wednesday 15th September, 8pm
Magdalen College Auditorium, Longwall Street
Salters’, based at Folly Bridge in Oxford, is one of the most famous and long established businesses operating on the River Thames. Simon Wenham, a member of the part-time tutor panel of Oxford University’s Continuing Education Department, will explain how Salters’ played a key role in popularising pleasure boating on the non-tidal river, providing a fascinating insight into how water-based leisure developed over the past two centuries.