|Crowds flock to the Great River Race and Swim|
Chiswick Pier packed to watch annual Thames event
This annual event is run from Ham House, Richmond along a 22 mile course to Island Gardens/Greenwich and has become the biggest and most prestigious event of its kind in Europe. Any traditional style, coxed passenger carrying boat may take part.
The Mayor of Hounslow was transported in fine style and great speed from start to finish.
The results of the race were as follows: