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    Rowing crews racing and people picnicking in punts on the river at Henley.

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    Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

    Title: "HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA. Mixed weather - and results - at World's greatest river festival".

    High angled shot of a crew launching their rowing eight into the River Thames. M/S of the crew in their boat. M/S of several punts full of people relaxing on the river, they are being entertained by musicians playing violins, banjos and guitars.

    High angled L/S of rowing eights racing, punts and rowing boats full of spectators are moored at each bank. M/S of the rowing eights racing. High angled L/S of the race. M/S of the rowing eight rowing past the pavilion.

    The first section of this story is then repeated.

    M/S of people relaxing in their punts on the Thames, they are being entertained by musicians (one is 'blacked up'). High angled L/S of a crew carrying their racing eight and lowering it into the river, the crew are then seen setting off and rowing down the river.

    More high angled L/Ss of rowing eights racing down the river passing large crowds of spectators. Various panning shots follow people punting down the river. Panning shots across empty punts moored at the river edge. More shots of people punting.

    More M/Ss of the rowing eights racing. More shots of the people relaxing in punts being entertained by musicians. M/S of a rowing crew pushing away from the bank and rowing down stream. More high angled L/Ss of the race, the two rowing eights are followed by a boat full of race officials.

    M/S of people eating a picnic in a punt. More high angled shots of the race. M/S of a rowing crew carrying their rowing eight out of a marquee, we see them launching their boat on the Thames. C/U of the crew sitting in their boat. M/S of the same crew rowing down river.

    More shots of musicians entertaining the people on the punts. More shots of rowing eights rowing and racing on the river.

    Note: many identical shots of are repeated in this story several times.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:40:00 / 01:47:21:00
    G 1100

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