National Geographic : 1922 May
Photograph from "Topital." ©Central Aerophoto Co., Ltd. HENLEY-ON-THAMES ON REGATTA DAY Henley is an unimportant market town, beautifully situated at the- foot of the Chiltern Hills, and has afamous grammar school more than three centuries old. It is becoming a fashionable summer resort, but its main claim to fame is thatithas taken "regatta,"-which once applied to gondola races in Venice, and made it its own; so that boating men the world over think of a smallEnglish town, rather than the Queen City of the Adriatic, when the word is mentioned. The famous rowing event takes place early in July of each year (see text, page 495).