Look closely at the sign and you will see that some wag has added a comment! This workshop by the bridge has been building hand-crafted Thames style skiffs and punts for over 100 years. At the moment they have two brand new Thames racing punts in building. The magnificent typical Thames pleasure skiff in the picture has just been rolled out after a refurbishment. Looking closely I would guess it is 100 yrs old, or not far off. The great Victorian engineers brought one underground and two overground railway lines to Richmond, and for 130 years the riverside at Richmond has been easilly accessible to young gents from all over London to enjoy the river and serenade their sweethearts whilst showing off thier muscles as the row skiffs like this, hired from alongside the bridge. It's the same, even today.