Henley on Thames

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Many thanks to Hobbs of Henley Ltd for facilitating this camera's location and capitally funding its installation. Hobbs of Henley Ltd was established in 1870 and has continued to provide the finest hospitality afloat to its patrons. 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, although it was later extended artificially. The event became Royal in 1851. In that year Prince Albert became the patron of the regatta. Henley suffered from both parties in the Civil War. William III on his march to London in 1688 rested here, at the nearby recently rebuilt Fawley Court and received a deputation from the Lords. The period of prosperity in the 17th and 18th centuries was due to manufactures of glass and malt, and to trade in corn and wool. Whether you’re a serious match angler a specimen hunter or simply a pleasure angler, the River Thames has it all from roach and perch to barbel and chub with pike and carp too.