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Outing on the Thames

An interwar outing on the River Thames with a reminder of the Great Western Railway's influence in Birmingham.

Amateur film 1933 9 mins Silent

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An outing from the Midlands to Henley on Thames to enjoy the rowing and then continuing along the river passing sights in the City of London before ending at the River Crouch at Burnham. The starting point is the long lost Birmingham Snow Hill railway station with steam power of the Great Western Railway to the fore. Also look out for a trip on the fondly remembered Salter Brothers' steamer, purveyors of pleasure cruises on the Thames since Victorian times.

The film-maker, W.H. Williams, was from Wootton Wawen in Warwickshire.