After a one-year absence, the Thames Traditional Boat Festival will be returning next month, with a wide range of historic vessels

The Thames Traditional Boat Festival will be returning to Henley next month (July 18-19) after a one-year absence.

And the show, which was cancelled in 2014 due to heavy flooding, has lined up a wide range of historic vessels to lure in classic boat fans, making this the largest display of classic boats in Europe.

Highlights include Bluebird K3, the vessel that Sir Malcolm Campbell used to break the waterspeed record in 1937, and 1883 passenger steamer Alaska, which will be offering trips on both days.

Other showgoing perennials include the Queen’s rowbarge Gloriana and a selection of Dunkirk Little Ships to mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Dynamo.

What’s more, the last remaining Vulcan Bomber will be performing a flypast, and a vintage cycle parade will take place on the Saturday evening.

The 2015 Thames Traditional Boat Festival will be taking place at Fawley Meadows in Henley. Advance tickets are on sale now, priced at £11 per adult for a day ticket and £20 per adult for a weekend ticket. Children under 15 go free when accompanied by a paying adult.