In Pictures: Rain fails to sink spirits as boat fans gather at festival

The Thames Traditional Boat Festival is a celebration of all that is best in British boatbuilding.

Press Association
Last updated: 19 July 2019 - 2.02pm

Visitors to the Thames Traditional Boat Festival in Henley-on-Thames were trying not to let the rain spoil their enjoyment.

The annual event is a celebration of all that is best in British boatbuilding and craftsmanship.

Thames Traditional Boat Festival
(Andrew Matthews/PA)
Thames Traditional Boat Festival
(Andrew Matthews/PA)
Thames Traditional Boat Festival
(Andrew Matthews/PA)
Summer weather
(Andrew Matthews/PA)
Thames Traditional Boat Festival
(Andrew Matthews/PA)
Thames Traditional Boat Festival
(Andrew Matthews/PA)
Thames Traditional Boat Festival
(Andrew Matthews/PA)
Thames Traditional Boat Festival
(Andrew Matthews/PA)

The weather was not much better across the rest of the country.

People walk in the rain in central London
People walk in the rain in central London (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Summer weather July 19th 2019
(Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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