Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Two talks in one

A BOAT builder from Goring will be the subject of a public lecture next Friday (January 30) at 7.30pm.

A BOAT builder from Goring will be the subject of a public lecture next Friday (January 30) at 7.30pm.

Mike Hurst, of the Goring and Streatley Local History Society, will discuss the life of Samuel Saunders at South Stoke village hall.

Mr Saunders lived in Goring in the late 1890s and built the steam-powered umpire’s launch Consuta for Leander Club in Henley.

He later moved to the Isle of Wight, where his venture became Saunders-Roe, a leading marine engineering company. A plaque celebrating his achievements was unveiled at the Royal Mail sorting office by Goring bridge last year.

The evening also includes a talk by South Stoke resident Mark Taylor about his father’s life in the Royal Navy during the Second World War.



Entry costs £5, including refreshments.

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