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References for Hobbs of Henley (the book)

Full references for the book Hobbs of Henley are shown below. (Please note that the full list is still being compiled and some references are still to be confirmed. Further references will be posted in due course)

INTRODUCTION

  1. Page 4, poem: Hickman and Kinch, A Guide to Henley and its Vicinity (Henley-on-Thames, 1838).
  2. Page 4, genealogical study: Family tree in the possession of the Hobbs family. The author did his own separate study in order to search for some of the ancestors.
  3. Page 4, 1621 agreement: Balliol College archive (E.12. Hambleden, 67b.) George, Archbishop of Canterbury, Francis Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Albans, Sir Edward Coke and Nicholas Bacon, executors of Dame Elizabeth Pyriham, to Thomas and William Hobbs, assignment of same 1621.
  4. Page 4/5, information on William Hobbs and his family: D. V. Palmer, ‘History of Burrow Farm’ (unpublished, 1994), pp. 36-9, 46-7 and 111-4.
  5. Page 5, Posse Comitatus: The Buckinghamshire Posse Comitatus (1798) (http://www.bucksrecsoc.org.uk/BRS-VOLUMES/brs-vol-22.pdf)
  6. Page 5, Margaret Hobbs: Death certificate of Thomas Hobbs in the Buckinghamshire Record Office.
  7. Page 5, last wharfinger: 1861 Census.
  8. Page 5, Thacker: F. S. Thacker, The Thames Highway: Volume II: Locks and Weirs (London, 1920), Aston Ferry.
  9. Page 5, obituary of Henry Hobbs: Bucks Herald, 7 June 1890.
  10. Page 5, Mill End Wharf: Ann Flinders Petrie, ‘Yewden Manor and Greenlands’ (Henley Archaeological and Historical Group). 
  11. Page 5, death of William Hobbs: Reading Mercury, 28 March 1840.
  1. Page 6-7, family tree: Parish records (birth, marriage and death certificates) and census material.
  2. Page 8, contract: see number 3 (above).
  3. Page 9: Burrow farm map: Balliol College archive, map of Burrow Farm, Hambleden (E.12.74 and 75).
  4. Page 10: Emily Climenson, A Guide to Henley-on-Thames (Henley, 1896).
  5. Page 11, photo of Harry Hobbs: Hobbs of Henley (copyright).
  6. Page 12, photo of Old Ship House: Simon Wenham (copyright).
  7.  Page 12, licensing record from the Oxfordshire Record Office.
  8. Page 12, almshouse: Henley Standard, 30 October 1903.
  9. Page 12, 1892 date: Ed Burrow and Co Ltd, Henley-on-Thames: official guide (Cheltenham, 1936), p. 46.
  10. Page 12: 1870 date: Oxfordshire Directory 1958-9, p. 275.
  11. Page 13, Heywood: Abel Heywood, Guide to Henley-on-Thames (Henley, 1882), p. 16.
  12. Page 13, trains: S. Townley, Henley-on-Thames: Town, Trade and River (London, 2009), p. 141.
  13. Page 13, Thames Conservancy: Thames Conservancy, The Thames Conservancy 1857-1957 (London, 1957), p. 9.

Chapter 1

  1. Page 14, opening quote: www.thames.me.uk/s01010.htm (accessed 28 August 2019).
  2. Page 14, riverside taverns: S. Wenham, Pleasure Boating on the Thames: a History of Salter Bros Ltd, 1858-Present Day (Stroud, 2017), p. 22.
  3. Page 14, upper Tidal Thames: D. Blomfield, ‘Tradesmen of the Thames: Success and Failure among the Watermen and Lightermen Families of the Upper Tidal Thames 1750–1901’ (Kingston University PhD thesis, 2006), pp. 90–2, 259–61.
  4. Page 14, pilgrimage for anglers: C. Dickens, Dickens’ Dictionary of the Thames (London, 1885).
  5. Page 14, punts moored up: A. Heywood, Abel Heywood’s Guide to the Thames (London, 1882), p. 12.
  6. Page 14, fisherman: E. Climenson, A Guide to Henley-on-Thames (Henley-on-Thames, 1896), pp. 78-80.
  7. Page 14, A. E. Hobbs: See numerous references in The Fishing Gazette in the early twentieth century and the collection of fish held in the River and Rowing Museum in Henley.
  8. Page 14, Webb’s Wharf: Kelly’s Directory of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire (1887), p. 639 (he is not mentioned in 1891).
  9. Page 14, steam tugs: E. Climenson, A Guide to Henley-on-Thames (Henley-on-Thames, 1896), pp. 81.
  10. Page 15, no mention: A. Heywood, Abel Heywood’s Guide to the Thames (London, 1882).
  11. Page 15, statistics showing the popularity of the river: See S. Wenham, ‘Oxford, the Thames and Leisure: a History of Salter Bros, 1858-2010’ (Oxford University DPhil thesis, Michaelmas term 2012), pp. 119-34.
  12. Page 15, Abel Heywood: A. Heywood, Abel Heywood’s Guide to the Thames (London, 1882), p. 12.
  13. Page 15, population: Census returns for 1881 and 1901.
  14. Page 15, Molesey Lock: J. and E. R. Pennell, The Stream of Pleasure: a Month on the Thames (London, 1891), p. 125.
  15. Page 15, Boulter’s Lock: see Wenham, ‘Oxford, the Thames and Leisure’, p. 124.
  16. Page 15, The Thames Trip: see Wenham, ‘Oxford, the Thames and Leisure’, pp. 134-159.
  17. Page 15, Tensions: see Wenham, ‘Oxford, the Thames and Leisure’, pp. 137-8.
  18. Page 15, Leslie: G. D. Leslie, Our River (London, 1881), p. 123. ‘Bean-feasters’ were those who attended an annual outing provided by a company for its employees, where typically beans and bacon were eaten.
  19. Page 15, Camping: see S. Wenham ‘The River Thames and the Popularisation of Camping, 1860–1980’, Oxoniensia LXXX (2015), pp. 57-74.
  20. Page 15, Bisham Abbey: The Standard, 10 June 1884.
  21. Page 15, Thames Preservation Act: The Law Reports: the Public General Statutes Passed in the Forty-Eighth and Forty-Ninth Years of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria 1884-5, vol. 21 (London, 1885), p. 393.
  22. Page 15, Pall Mall Gazette: The Pall Mall Gazette, 1 October 1886.
  23. Page 16, 12 companies: E. Climenson, A Guide to Henley-on-Thames (Henley-on-Thames, 1896), pp. 60-1.
  24. Page 16, Interwar work: See various editions of Salter’s Guide to the Thames, e.g. J. H. and J. A. Salter, Salter’s Guide to the Thames (Oxford, 1923), p. ixxviii.
  25. Page 16, Evening News: quoted in Henley Standard, 4 August 1922.
  26. Page 16, 1925 advert: TBC
  27. Page 16, 1940: Hobbs’ Archive, Director’s Book, 13 April 1940.
  28. Page 17, punts being the most popular at the regatta: G. E. Mitton, The River Thames from London to Oxford (London, 1902), p. 92. See also stock mentioned in 1925 advert and Burrow’s Guide to the Thames (London, 1920), p. 43.
  29. Page 17, Evening News: quoted in Henley Standard, 4 August 1922.
  30. Page 17-8, Lock to Lock Times: Lock to Lock Times, 4 July 1891.
  31. Pumping station reference 1902: TBC.
  32. Page 18, 4am: Henley Advertiser, 4 July 1885.
  33. Page 18, magistrates wanting to reduce drinking hours: TBC
  34. Page 18, Wigglesworth: N. Wigglesworth, The Social History of English Rowing (London, 1982), p. 96.
  35. Page 18, prices ruling high: Abel Heywood’s Guide to Henley-on-Thames (1882), p. 12.
  36. Page 18, 1909 fees: Henley Standard, 17 December 1909.
  37. Page 18, Marian at the regatta: see for example Henley Standard, 12 July 1902.
  38. Page 18, E. Climenson, A Guide to Henley-on-Thames (Henley-on-Thames, 1896), p. 71.
  39. Page 18: Royal Engineers: At nearby Wargrave Hall, see https://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/clubs-and-associations/102144/wargrave-local-history-society.html.
  40. Page 18, end of WW1, Henley Standard, 15 November 1918.
  41. Page 18, air-raid sirens: Henley Standard, 25 May 1945.
  42. Page 18-19: S. Wenham, Pleasure Boating on the Thames: a History of Salter Bros Ltd, 1858-Present Day (Stroud, 2017), pp. 97-9.
  43. Page 19: Swimmer canoeists: Interview with Tony Hobbs, 20 May 2019.
  44. Page 19-20, Sunrise Serenader, http://www.wargravehistory.org.uk/B-17.html
  45. Page 20, Stuart Turner: Henley Standard, 11 May 1945.
  46. Page 20, Second golden age, S. Wenham, ‘Oxford, the Thames and Leisure: a History of Salter Bros, 1858-2010’ (Oxford University DPhil thesis, Michaelmas term 2012), pp. 209-12.
  47. Page 20, 1970: TBC.
  48. Page 21, Townley: S. Townley, Henley-on-Thames: Town, Trade and River (London, 2009), p. 173.
  49. Page 21, Marsh Lock: Thames Water Statistics 1976, p. B6.1.
  50. Page 21, Britons defeated: J. H. B. Peel, Portrait of the Thames (London, 1967), p. 14.
  51. Page 21, Thames Water Authority, Henley Standard, 22 December 1978.
  52. Page 21, Exploiting tourism: see for example Henley Standard, 8 February 1980.
  53. Page 21, McKeever: Henley Standard, 27 June 2003.
  54. Page 21, Thames Waterway Plan: Thames Waterway Plan 2006-2011 (2005), p. 56
  55. Page 21, Steamboats: see chapter on passenger boats.
  56. Page 21, Thames guidebook: Royal Thames Guide (London, 1899), p. 137.
  57. Page 21, Rosetta: R. L. Wheeler, From River to Sea: the Marine Heritage of Sam Saunders (Newport, 1993), pp. 67-9. .
  58. Page 21, Petrol Storage: Henley Standard, 29 April 1910.
  59. Page 21, The late 1920s: Advert 1927.
  60. Page 21, ‘Spivs’: Henley Standard, 13 August 1954.
  61. Page 21, 1984 incident: Henley Standard, 18 May 1984.
  62. Page 22, 1970: Reading Evening News, 29 January 1870.
  63. Page 22, Rivertime: https://www.hobbsofhenley.com/information-services
  64. Page 22, Financial Times: Financial Times, 4 October 2013.
  65. Page 22, Olympics: https://www.hobbsofhenley.com/information-services
  66. Page 22, Proudlock: Henley Herald, 19 December 2018.
  67. Page 22, Henley Boat Club: https://www.hobbsofhenley.com/information-services
  68. Page 23, 1985 date (should be 1958): Hobbs Archive Director’s Book, 9 August 1958, 2 March 1963 and 1 May 1964.
  69. Page 23, 1968 season: Hobbs Archive Director’s Book, 27 May 1969 (reporting on the previous year).
  70. Page 24, hot weather: Henley Standard, 15 July 1994.
  71. Page 24, hot weather the following year: Henley Standard, 25 August 1995.
  72. Page 24, marine caravanning, S. Wenham, ‘Oxford, the Thames and Leisure: a History of Salter Bros, 1858-2010’ (Oxford University DPhil thesis, Michaelmas term 2012), p. 161-3.
  73. Page 24, Salter’s Steamers Ltd Archive, A Minute Book of the Thames Hire Cruiser Association 1956-1964.
  74. Page 24, 1959: Hobbs’ Archive, Director’s Book, 30 May 1959.
  75. Page 24, Girl Lutena, Henley Standard, 26 April 1968.
  76. Page 24, Thames Cruising Guide: The Thames Cruising Guide, pp. 6-19.
  77. Page 24, White Merlin, Henley Standard, 10 July 1953.
  78. Page 24, Explosions: Henley Standard, 27 April 1973.
  79. Page 24, Le Sabot: Hobbs’ Archive, Director’s Book, 18 July 1973.
  80. Page 26, Fire: Henley Standard, 30 July 1976, 25 July 1997 and 24 May 2009.
  81. Page 26, Hoseseason’s: S. Wenham, ‘Oxford, the Thames and Leisure: a History of Salter Bros, 1858-2010’ (Oxford University DPhil thesis, Michaelmas term 2012), p. 161-3.
  82. Page 26, Tony on licence fees: Henley Standard, 14 December 1979, 5 December 1980.
  83. Page 26, Linssen cruisers: Henley Standard, 4 March 2013, 21 May 2015.
  84. Page 27, famous people: Interview with Peter Herbert, 4 May 2019.

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