Having recently inhabited the delightful world of Toad, Rattie, Mole and various other riverside creatures in Progress Theatre’s enchanting production of Wind in the Willows, I pondered on how much they would’ve enjoyed messing about on the River Thames in one of these sleek boats at Henley’s Thames Traditional Boat Festival.
It evokes the nostalgia of boating from a bygone era… and I can certainly imagine Mr Toad aboard the burnished Gloriana (pictured), gliding triumphantly past his gaff Toad Hall, or emitting that immortal cry “Poop Poop” as he raced down the river in the red amphibious sports number!
Next year’s Thames Traditional Boat Festival will take place 20 to 22 July 2018.
- The Progress Theatre’s “Wind in the Willows” at Caversham Court Gardens
- Thames Traditional Boat Festival