in the footsteps of Henry Taunt - logo of the book "Thames Revisited" by Graham Diprose & Jeff Robins
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Houses of Parliament
Houses of Parliament 1875

Houses of Parliament 1875, photograph by Henry Taunt, reproduced by permission of Oxfordshire County Council OCL10950/52

Houses of Parliament 2000
Houses of Parliament 2000, copyright Graham Diprose & Jeff Robins

"Few, if any, up-river oarsmen proceed lower than Putney down the river, as the traffic, combined with the tides, takes away all the pleasure which might be derived from the journey. "

Henry Taunt 1885

Having once attempted to travel from Hammersmith to Westminster in a small dinghy with a very temperamental outboard motor, one must agree! It was relief, in the end, to be washed ashore near Wandsworth Bridge by the wake of a tug and five lighters..

Graham Diprose 2007

See Taunt's image on its original map.

The text above are sample extracts from the book; entries for each location are more extensive.


Outline of the River Thames: the area covered by Henry Taunt’s documentary photographs and maps from the source at Thames Head to the Houses of Parliament