- Leaving Benson lock towards Wallingford -
It is difficult to date this picture but the length of the lady's dress would indicate either side of the First World War.
It is however interesting, in that a punt pole is in use, in the traditional manner. Generally, in the Benson area, due to the depth of the water, punt poles were rarely used, the punt being propelled by paddles. This was invariably the case in the 1940s and 1950s.