L/S of a boat on a canal; we tilt up to show numerous boats moored to the banks of the canal. M/Ss of a motor launch and a houseboat on the canal as commentator says the British Waterways Rally is here.
C/U of an elderly woman talking to someone off camera; tilt down to show a badge she is wearing reading 'Steward'. She puts some old photographs into a draw in a tiny desk on the deck of a barge; a man comes out to hang some flags on the barge. On another barge a man takes a baby out of a carry cot and hands the baby's bottle to his wife. A woman feeds a donkey on another houseboat called 'The Lady Hatherton'; she then takes it inside with her child while her husband scrapes some paint from the side of the boat.
Various shots of boats in the Rally; a man fastens flags to the outside of his boat; plants and flowers and brightly-painted jugs and ornaments decorate the front of other barges.
M/Ss of the Mayor passing by as he inspects the rally from his boat; people stand on the decks of their boats as he passes. M/S of several canoes following behind the Mayor; one of them has a motor attached.
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