Sailing Barge Match on the Thames, July 1864
Engraving of a sailing barge match on the Thames, from the Illustrated London News, 23rd July 1864. This match was hosted by the Prince of Wales Yacht Club over a course from Erith to the Chapman Light and back, with 40 topsail and stumped-rigged barges taking part. Topsail barge, Matilda won first prize of an 18 cup for her owner and 10 10s for her cre."
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Group watching the Henley Regatta from boat, July 1958
A group of people including; Mr Alan Adams, Mr Robin Gibbs, Mr Tony Gibbs, Miss Rachel Chandler and Mr Denis Adams, watching the racing on the last day of the Henley Royal Regatta from a cabin cruiser named "Paris". The competition in 1958 is noted for poor weather, except for on the final day, and prizes were presented by his Excellency the Rt. Hon. Sir Eric Harrison, K.C.V.O., High Commissioner for Australia. Date: 1958
Fireboat tackling fire at Colonial Wharf, East London
A fireboat tackles a fire at Colonial Wharf, Wapping High Street, East London, 27 September 1935. This was a typical big Thamesside fire of the sort which the London Fire Brigade has tackled for over 100 years. The nine-storey warehouse was full of crude rubber and burned for four days, during which time a number of explosions took place. Sixty pumps, 20 special appliances and three fireboats, manned in all by 600 firefighters, fought the huge blaze: they successfully prevented the fire from spreading to the surrounding warehouses
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library