Men row down the river Thames in a competition for Doggett's coat and badge.
Item title reads - First rowed in 1715! Thames watermen compete for Doggett's coat and badge. London.
An elderly man in naval uniform and triangular hat speaks through a megaphone then walks off. M/S of rowers in their boats on the river. M/S as the man with the megaphone sails past on a boat and shouts, the race begins.