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Glass plate negative of the frozen Thames at Henley. The last time the Thames froze properly was in 1963 but this photograph was taken much earlier when winters were colder and it was a more regular occurrence.

Photograph from the George Bushell Collection

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.

Part of negative set number 87 in George Bushell's notebook
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19th century
20th century