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Pencil drawing of Henley on Thames by Claude Buckle

pencil drawing of Henley Bridge by Claude Buckle

Henley-on-Thames is a town and civil parish on the River Thames in South Oxfordshire, England, about 10 miles downstream and north-east from Reading, 10 miles upstream and west from Maidenhead. Claude Buckle captures Henley Bridge a five-elliptical-arched stone road bridge built in 1786. The church of St. Mary can be seen in the pencil drawing and features a tower built in the 16th century. Henley is a world renowned centre for rowing. Each summer Henley Royal Regatta is held on "Henley Reach", a stretch of the river that is naturally straight. Claude Buckle also painted a picture of Henley Regatta see below. Created in 1934.
Water Colour painting of the famous Henley Royal Regatta
Henley Royal Regattas is one of the best known regatta in the world and is both one of the highlights of the summer sporting rowing calendar and a major social event.