Thursday, 24 August 2017

Hidden Henley

WHILE tens of thousands of people attend the Rewind Festival on Temple Island Meadows this weekend,

WHILE tens of thousands of people attend the Rewind Festival on Temple Island Meadows this weekend, the island itself will be comparatively undisturbed.

If you are fortunate enough to have been a guest at a wedding or party on this unusual and charming spot in the Thames, you may have noticed the flood marker on the side of the building which is about a metre off the ground and even further from the current river level.

The mark dates back to 1894, only a decade after the then owner Edward Mackenzie had alterations carried out and the ground surrounding the folly had to be raised by several feet due to a rise in the river level.

 Since 1987 the island has belonged to Henley Royal Regatta and is the starting point for races.

 The flood plate can be seen from a boat or even the towpath if you have very sharp eyes or binoculars.





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