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    Shots of a Regatta, possibly in Henley, Oxfordshire.

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    Possibly Henley, Oxfordshire.

    Shot from above looking down along the course of the races; a straight ribbon of water with spectators' boats crowded against the barriers on either side; two rowers come in followed by boat. Various shots of races and of the crowds watching from boats.

    Nice shots from above of some of the spectators' boats: people eating and drinking (in fact some people have whole tea services laid out on tables in the boats - nice shot of three ladies having tea). Some people reclining against cushions; while others stand up in the boats to watch races. Summer fashions - lots of white clothing.

    One race in which the rowers (both men and women) all stand in the boats; bend down and scoop with the oars. MS another race. MS boats on river. A team of eight oarsmen carry very long boat to water; get in and take their places; spectators with umbrellas stand on bank. More shots of crowd. Winning teams; now wearing jackets and white trousers; receive trophies.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1930
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:52:00 / 01:35:03:00
    ON 395 A

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