East Eyot - Bird Island or Catherine's Island

The first island above Henley Bridge is known as East Eyot by the Environment Agency and locally as Bird Island. Attempting to land on Bird Island reveals a strong and rather messy insight into the reason for the name.

Henley Aerial view
Bird Island, Henley on Thames

Henley seen from upstream (from Bird Island)
lantern slide, 1883-1908, W C Hughes, research by Dr Wilson, courtesy of Pat Furley.