Educational film all about the river Thames.
British Instructional Films Ltd presents a Classroom Film.
Map of Britain and Ireland. C/U on south of England to show the path of the River Thames. Zoom in to the Cotswold Hills area. Scenic views of the Thames and the Cotswold Hills. Small rivers on their way to meet with the Thames. Bridges, St John's Lock. Views of lock in operation. Water levels changing. C/U of name on boat - "Coquette". Lock opens. Lock-keeper waves to the camera. Swans on the river. Farm machinery and haystacks on the banks of the river. Cows, sheep, ducks. C/U of Oxford on the map. Top shot of Oxford. church, bridge, boats on the river, views from the boat as it travels around Oxford. Large country houses. Top shot of the city. Shot of steam train travelling along the bank. Yacht. Map focuses on Reading. Shots of the docks.
Shots of a rowing race (Henley?). Pleasure boats. Industrial areas by the Thames. Battersea Power Station with smoke coming from chimneys. Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Boat going under bridge. Tower Bridge. Dockland area of London. Large cargo ships. Tugs. Various vessels. Shot of map widens out to show whole of Thames' path.