Remenham Church

Left bank

Remenham Church
Remenham Church © Copyright Colin Bates and licenced for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
nearby pictures by Colin Bates)

1826: The Henley Guide

REMENHAM is a pleasant little village, situated near the Thames, about a mile from Henley, and nearly opposite Fawley Court and the Island.
The villa of E. Gardiner, Esq. by its picturesque grounds and beautiful situation claims notice. It is situated near the foot-path, which leads by the banks of the river to this pretty and retired spot. From hence a secluded and rural lane leads to Culham.
The manor, in the reign of Henry the Sixth, was the property of the Monfort Family. Lord Lovelace died seised of it in 1634. From this family it passed, by purchase, to the Whitlocks. Lord Hamilton was the next possessor. It is now the property of W. P. Williams Freeman, Esq.

1881: George Leslie, "Our River" -

Remenham Vicarage is passed - Some farm buildings, and a pretty farm-house with its green common ground beneath some fine trees, are next passed

1901: The Thames Illustrated by John Leland -

The rural village of Remenham, with rustic cottages and a pretty farmhouse, is on the Berkshire shore, and beyond, the hillside is beautifully wooded, and affords most delightful walks to those who sojourn at Henley.

Remenham Farm

Remenham Farm during Henley Royal Regatta, The Copas Partnership -

Remenham Farm during Regatta
Remenham Farm during Henley Royal Regatta

During Henley Royal Regatta this sign was displayed in a position where only unpowered boats were allowed by EA and Regatta rules. (It may be there permanently for all I know):

Warning Sign 2017

To quote H G Wells:

Most of these notice boards on the bank show a thoroughly nasty spirit.

And Jerome K Jerome:

... notice boards, menacing all kinds of torture, imprisonment, and death to everyone who dares set scull upon its waters - I wonder some of these riparian boors don't claim the air of the river and threaten everyone with forty shillings fine who breathes it ... as for the boards, you might, if you have five minutes to spare, and there is nobody about, take one or two of them down and throw them into the river.

Upper Thames Rowing Club

Left bank

Upper Thames Rowing Club
Upper Thames Rowing Club

Remenham Club

Left Bank. The Remenham Club is almost exactly one mile from the start of the regatta course below Temple Island. In the centre of the river three counties meet and the boundaries are shown on the Virtual Earth map. The Left bank is all in Berkshire. The Right bank is in Oxfordshire nearer Henley, and in Buckinghamshire nearer Hambleden side
1909:  The Remenham Club was founded as a base at Henley for members of various London-area clubs. These clubs, known as the Founding Clubs, are London Rowing Club, Vesta Rowing Club, Thames Rowing Club, Twickenham Rowing Club, Kingston Rowing Club, Molesey Boat Club and Staines Boat Club.
2009: They celebrated their centenary with a row past of all the founding clubs at the Royal Henley Regatta. There was a Spitfire fly past of the most spectacular flying.
I took this photo lying on my back on a punt in the centre of the river!

Spitfire Henley Regatta 2009
Spitfire celebrating Remenham Club Centenary, 2009