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Thames Ditton

Thames Ditton

Photographer: Sedgfield, William Russell

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866

Shelfmark: 10358.d.2

Item number: 4

Length: 10.8

Width: 9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Passing the charming lawns of Ditton house (Capt. Emmett) and of Boyle Farm (Lord St. Leonards) we come to the quaint little village of Thames Ditton, a favourite resort of anglers, who make the Swan Inn, shown in our view, their head-quarters. Theodore Hook used to visit Ditton for fishing, and enjoyed the hospitality of Lord St. Leonards, then Sir Edward Sugden. Thomas Tagg, a fisherman well known in this neighbourhood, used to accompany Hook on his angling excursions. In his 'Ode to Ditton,' Hook has some agreeable verses referring to these quiet hours."

Descriptive letterpress from 'The Thames Illustrated by Photographs'

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