Glass plate negative of an old Henley Royal Regatta Programme of 'entrances' for the Grand Challenge Cup, Town Challenge up and the District Challenge Cup on July 1st & 2nd 1840.
A George Bushell Collection (Part of negative set number 162 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.