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Glass plate negative of the Royal Barge, on the River Thames at Henley, with regatta crowds in the background on the bank cheering as it goes past.

A George Bushell Collection (Part of negative set number 95b 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.
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19th century
20th century