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Phyllis Court, Henley by G. H. Davis 1926 Featured 1 Aug 2019 Image

Phyllis Court, Henley by G. H. Davis 1926

Detailed diagrammatic illustration by G. H. Davis in The Illustrated London News of Phyllis Court, a so-called riverside country club at Henley, showing extensions and improvements made in 1926. The ILN likens it to the American country club at a time when increasing car ownership and improved road networks was making motoring to entertainment complexes a fashionable pastime. The inter-war period saw many existing inns, hotels and riverside clubs extend their facilities, while a number of roadhouses began to appear along main arterial roads. G. H. Davis's cross-section shows Phyllis Court to be catering to the desires of its upmarket clientele. Among the rooms visible are the conservatory added to the restaurant, a cocktail bar, chauffeurs room and a network of catering rooms and kitchens.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans