Wonderful early colour item showing people having fun on the Thames - punting, picnics, swimming etc
Rare stencil colour Pathe Pictorial item.
Titles tinted magenta - rest stencil coloured.
Introductory intertitle reads: "The River of liquid history - the flowing Thames, gliding towards the great city - " London: the Thames. View of people on the river in punts. Views taken from a moving boat. Pleasure boats. The boat goes past swimmers and under bridges. Private parties on the banks and picnics in boats. Lovely shots of women eating lunch in punts - having a picnic. Camera travels past large country houses.
Was originally an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 633.
Note: although the can is labelled "Pathetone early colour" the films in this reel are all Pathe Pictorial items, not Pathetone items. JDG suggests that this was shot in Maidenhead, Berkshire.