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Swan Uppers surround Swans with their skiffs before closing in to handle them.
Swan Upping on the river Thames between Shepperton Lock and Windsor. In the third week of July each year Swan Uppers travelling in six wooden Skiffs travel the 79 miles of the River Thames to count, weigh and check the health of Swans and their cygnets.
The River Thames 19 July 2010