House boat dwellers in Chiswick are featured.
Various scenic shots of river scenes - horses grazing on the riverbank, a swan swimming on the surface, a riverside church, etc. Panning shot of large number of houseboats. C/U of a sign reading "Amazon" then pan down to show a bottle of milk at the bottom of some wooden steps. We are about to meet a "colony of barge-dwellers in Chiswick".
A young boy rides a bike into shot, gets up and runs up a gangplank to deliver a newspaper. A city gent leaves his boat with briefcase in hand and climbs into his car. He drives off. Another city gent walks down a rickety bridge as he waves goodbye to his wife. A young boy rows a small boat to take his father to shore. Two young girls run off to school down a little bridge from a boat. Housewives (or boatwives) do their chores - swabbing the decks and scrubbing the mats.