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12. The Thames, from Richmond to Tower Pier and a Trip on the Royal Sovereign.
The Glencoe, registered at Rochester. A Thames sailing barge. (Also below.) For once, Hans Richard’s identification is wrong: the building was Shell Mex House when he photographed it in 1954. It was built on the site of the Hotel Cecil in 1930-1931. Perhaps Hans Richard was using a 1920s Guide to […]
13. With the Day Trippers at Southend on Sea, the Carnival & Wendy.
Hans Richard has carefully cut out – from a magazine beer advertisement – a look-a-like Oliver Hardy, of Laurel & Hardy. The glass being raised is Double Diamond pale ale, part of a 1954 advertising campaign by the brewers. He reprises the tag line “A Double Diamond Works Wonders” in his spread on the […]