The Traditional Boat Festival

In 1977 a small group of enthusiasts from the River Thames Society held a small rally at Shepperton with a view to gathering together like-minded people to encourage the restoration and preservation of traditionally built craft. They felt that traditional boat building was dying out. From that start the Thames ┬áTraditional Boat Rally steadily grew […]

Musical Evenings

The sun shone and the weather was warm, and Henley’s Music Festival went with a swing. Together with my young friend, my cousin Paul, and his friend ‘M’ – ( no, not the ‘M’ from the James Bond films) we spent Friday evening by the banks of the river listening to George Gerswin melodies and […]

Heat and Hampton Court

We went to the Hampton Court Flower Show yesterday. It was a scorching hot day – 28 degrees. And that was the day my airconditioner in the car decided to pack up! So we sweltered. However the show was good. My young friend wanted to buy some cannas. She bought three, and today will plant […]