A story showing the races and spectators at the Royal Henley Regatta.
Intertitle: "Royal Henley, 1920. Alternative sunshine and rain - flannels and raincoats - but British... "
L/S of two rowing eights preparing for the start of the race. Aerial shot of the race, crowds line the river banks to watch the two boats compete. High angled L/S of marquees on the the banks if the river, people mill about outside. A rowing crew can be seen lowering their boat into the river, another crew are already in the water. More aerial shots of the race in progress. L/S of a crew lifting their boat out of the water, behind them on the bank a large crowd has gathered - perhaps well-wishers congratulating them on their race win. Another boat rows into shot and pulls over to the river bank. More aerial shots of a race. L/S of three rowing eights assembling at the start of a race. Various high angled L/S of a race in progress. Various high angled L/Ss of crews lifting their boats out of the water and carrying them into marquees.
M/S, taken from a boat on the river, of people in punts and rowing boats, a woman in a nearby boat smiles at the camera. More high angled shots of the race. More nice M/Ss from inside a boat of the regatta spectators in their punts. More aerial shots of the river. M/S of spectators chatting on the river bank. M/S of the umpire's boat, a long motor launch filled with men and women. M/S of two racing boats followed by the umpire's boat. M/S of a crew in their rowing eight as it drifts in the centre of the river.
V. Good panning shot from the riverbank of the race in progress, the camera passes the backs of lots of men and women watching the race from punts at the water's edge - lots of white dresses and straw boaters - very idyllic!
Note: there are a lot of very similar, rather disappointing aerial shots of the races. The best shots are those at the end of the story which show more of the spectators up close. AH 2000.