Henley Archaeological & Historical Group

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The Regatta now has its own plaque!

Viv Greenwood has done it again, when her latest information plaque, this time targeting the Henley Royal Regatta and sited – appropriately – on the river bank opposite the Leander Club. The beautiful plaque was unveiled on 13 January 2024.


Do you think that you know everything about the Regatta?

  • Why did salad leaves and fruit cause a problem in 1886
  • Why was a footbridge across the Thames not needed in 1900?
  • Why was an Olympic rower barred from entry to the Regatta?

Not sure? Go and take a look!!!

Steve O’Connor – Manager R&RM, Vivienne Greenwood – Author, Mayor Kellie Hinton, Cllr Jill Dodds, Hilary Fisher – Historian, Mark Baker – Graphic Artist