Butler’s Wharf Pier bids farewell to world record-breaking IDEC SPORT

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Just over a week ago we were preparing to welcome IDEC SPORT and her crew as they approached London at a rapid pace. The trimaran was well on course to break the World Sailing Speed Record for the journey from Hong Kong to London and with bags of time on their side we are delighted […]

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  • World record-breaking IDEC SPORT heading for Butler’s Wharf Pier this week!

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    We’re all set to welcome another very special visitor to the heart of London this week. The trimaran IDEC SPORT is currently attempting to set a World Sailing Speed Record for the journey from Hong Kong to London. Having set off on 18 January she has journeyed around the globe and is on course to […]

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  • On The Record: My Time In The Thames Valley Police Force

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    A look back on the force, in the words of our very own tour guide, Paul Kyberd… “Well let me start by saying, I suppose I am lucky that throughout my police career I served in three police forces, without leaving Oxford. Let me explain… on 1st January 1968, Thames Valley Constabulary was formed, amalgamating […]

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  • On the Record: The Queen’s in Oxford

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    Our Queen, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has two birthdays, her actual birthday on 21st April and another on the second Saturday of June known as the Queen’s Official Birthday.  This was first celebrated in 1748 under the reign of King George II to celebrate the birthday of the Monarch with what is now known […]

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  • On the Record: Train Day & The Great Train Robbery

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    On Saturday 13th May, it’s ‘Train Day’ with events taking place throughout the country.  Trains takes my mind back to a robbery that took place in Buckinghamshire in 1963.  In the early hours of one morning a train was stopped and then robbed of its mail bags.  Mail bags contained banknotes being returned to the Royal […]

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  • On the Record: Train Day & The Great Train Robbery

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    On Saturday 13th May, it’s ‘Train Day’ with events taking place throughout the country.  Trains takes my mind back to a robbery that took place in Buckinghamshire in 1963.  In the early hours of one morning a train was stopped and then robbed of its mail bags.  Mail bags contained banknotes being returned to the Royal […]

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  • On the Record: Train Day & The Great Train Robbery

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    On Saturday 13th May, it’s ‘Train Day’ with events taking place throughout the country.  Trains takes my mind back to a robbery that took place in Buckinghamshire in 1963.  In the early hours of one morning a train was stopped and then robbed of its mail bags.  Mail bags contained banknotes being returned to the Royal […]

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  • On the Record: Train Day & The Great Train Robbery

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    On Saturday 13th May, it’s ‘Train Day’ with events taking place throughout the country.  Trains takes my mind back to a robbery that took place in Buckinghamshire in 1963.  In the early hours of one morning a train was stopped and then robbed of its mail bags.  Mail bags contained banknotes being returned to the Royal […]

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