Object Detail

Object Name
Lord Desborough's Thames Conservancy cap. Lord Desborough was an accomplished amateur punter and also chairman of the Thames Conservancy from 1904 - 1937. A mile long cut in the River Thames near Weybridge bears his name.

The Thames Conservancy was given control of the river from the source to Yauntlet Creek in 1866. In 1909 the the Port of London Authority was created to manage the tidal river.
Accession No
River Thames
Associated Period
20th century