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Royalty on the River


Published on 24 Apr 2013 14:45 : 5 comments : 739 views

Over five generations of the Hobb family have run the Thames boat rental company Hobbs of Henley. In our latest YouTube video Jonathan and his father Tony reveal how Hobbs have been involved in Henley Royal Regatta and how their boats transport members of the British Royal Family.

 

Watch their story now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwhLaT2-ZuU

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by Shweta on 24 Apr 2013 15:47 :
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by Caldervale on 24 Apr 2013 20:23 :
Read with interest, "Royalty on the River". No connections to either family, Royal or Hobbs, but possess some recording of the recent Royal event which could be similarly titled except that would be unlawful as a breach of copyright.
My own little effort recorded for personal use only, whilst comfortable in the old armchair and miles away from the actual event with eyes glued to the T.V. set.
Royal Diamond Jubilees are not a regular event & had no intention of missing this one.
I did learn from the experience that Tower Bridge, on the river Thames only opens to full height in salute to the ruling monarch of the realm when the boat in which the ruling monarch is travelling passes through Tower Bridge.
Noted the ex L.M.S. steam loco, "Princess Elizabeth", standing somewhere on the line honouring Her Majesty. Remember Hornby producing a model of it when the present Queen was a Princess. Pleasant memories indeed. Caldervale :-D :-D :-D
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by Caldervale on 24 Apr 2013 20:25 :
Read with interest, "Royalty on the River". No connections to either family, Royal or Hobbs, but possess some recording of the recent Royal event which could be similarly titled except that would be unlawful as a breach of copyright.
My own little effort recorded for personal use only, whilst comfortable in the old armchair and miles away from the actual event with eyes glued to the T.V. set.
Royal Diamond Jubilees are not a regular event & had no intention of missing this one.
I did learn from the experience that Tower Bridge, on the river Thames only opens to full height in salute to the ruling monarch of the realm when the boat in which the ruling monarch is travelling passes through Tower Bridge.
Noted the ex L.M.S. steam loco, "Princess Elizabeth", standing somewhere on the line honouring Her Majesty. Remember Hornby producing a model of it when the present Queen was a Princess. Pleasant memories indeed. Caldervale :-D :-D :-D
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by Caldervale on 30 Apr 2013 11:05 :
I have inadvertently duplicated a comment about "Royalty on the River" and have tried without success to remove one with the intention of leaving the remaining one
as it is. I cannot see any to remove comments. "Delete" has no effect either. Unable to edit. All attempts of any nature are thwarted. Previous messages have been sent in similar vein which seem to be a complete waste of time. Caldervale
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by Caldervale on 30 Apr 2013 11:05 :
I have inadvertently duplicated a comment about "Royalty on the River" and have tried without success to remove one with the intention of leaving the remaining one
as it is. I cannot see any to remove comments. "Delete" has no effect either. Unable to edit. All attempts of any nature are thwarted. Previous messages have been sent in similar vein which seem to be a complete waste of time. Caldervale