Two colour photographs showing the Q.E.3 boat. One of Four "Yorkshire Dories". The boat depicted was owned by Geoff Allum, who with his cousin were the first two man crew to row from the Canaries to the West Indies in 1971 taking a total of 73 days, this record stood for 23 years. The boat crossed the Atlantic three times. Its is 19ft in length, 5ft wide, 4ft high.
Framed photograph of Thomas Gray of Henley on Thames and Sarah Elizabeth Collings of Nettlebed.
A hand written note glued to the back of the frame reads:
'Thomas Gray of Henley on Thames and Sarah Elizabeth Collings of Nettlebed. Whose dress will have been made by herself as she was employed by a court dress-maker on Bell St. Henley.'
Copy of a black & white photograph taken at White Waltham Airfield during the Second World War, labelled "SOE Pick-Up Trial, White Waltham Aerodrome, for ML Aviation (Slough/Langley)"
Original owned by the Museum of Berkshire Aviation Trust.
Black and white negative of a car.
The image depicts the front of a Squire car with registration plate JB5568, with trees and railings behind. This car was X101 prototype with a Venden Pras body. Photographed March 1935.
A George Bushell Collection (Part of negative set number 311 in George Bushell's notebook]
George Bushell came to Henley in 1919 and took over the task of taking photographs of Henley and its surroundings from two predecessors, called Marsh and Marshall. Bushell died in the 1960s but his business was carried on by his son and grandson. It is his grandson, also called George Bushell, who has donated this important collection of photographs and glass plate negatives to the Museum. This unique collection provides a fascinating view of the changing face of Henley and the Thames over the last century.