Henley Royal Regatta
Henley Royal Regatta was born on this day 26th March 1839 at a public meeting held in Henley Town Hall. It was decided that the introduction of an annual regatta would attract visitors to the town and be a source of amusement to the locals. The regatta lasts for 5 days over the first weekend in July. The most prestigious event is the Grand Challenge Cups for the Men's Eights which has been awarded since the regatta began. Henley, Berkshire, England
Henley Royal Regatta fashions | Science Museum Group Collection
A photograph of an elegantly dressed spectator at Henley Royal Regatta, taken in July 1933 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald. The Regatta was first held in 1839. Since 1851, when Prince Albert became the Regatta's first royal patron, it has been known as Henley Royal Regatta. As well as a venue for competitive rowing, Henley is one of the highlights of the social calendar.