“deceased watford player of the month”

Announcing our “Deceased Watford Player Of The Month” for November You may not have heard of him, but he was an international Hall Of Famer… You can read about him here. Thanks for listening to Hornet Heaven. Olly & Colin.

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Some of our listeners have been wondering whether the story about Watford captain Johnny Meadows (in Series 19 Episode 2) was true or made up. It was true. We’ve written up a short factual account of it here. Separately, we’ve also found another interesting true story (that we thought about writing an episode around) that […]


series 19 CONCLUDES

The season finale is now available. You can listen to the new episode below or download it as an MP3 here. FALLING IN LOVE (S19 E4) In Autumn 2022, residents of Hornet Heaven reveal what made them fall in love with Watford FC. (34 minutes)

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series 19 EPISODE 3

The 3rd of our 4 episodes in 4 days is out now. You can listen to the new episode below or download it as an MP3 here. MOVING ON (S19 E3) In 1922, Watford FC’s move to a new stadium provides a much-needed lift. (21 minutes)

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series 19 CONTINUES

We’re releasing 4 episodes in 4 days. Episode 2 of Series 19 is now available. You can listen to the new episode below or download it as an MP3 here. LAMPER’S INFERNO (S19 E2) In 2018, a new arrival takes a circuitous route to Hornet Heaven. (36 minutes)

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series 19 out now

The 19th series of Hornet Heaven has begun. You can listen to the first episode below or download it as an MP3 here. A GOOD IMPRESSION (S19 E1) In November 2022, a recent arrival in Hornet Heaven turns out to have an unusual talent. (22 minutes)

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Hornet Heaven’s 5th Birthday

In July 2016, Colin Mace sat down at a microphone and started to read the first Hornet Heaven story ‘The Turnaround’. I’ll never forget the moment. Colin’s narration was spellbinding. Five years on, there have been 69 Hornet Heaven stories. We’ve covered styles and genres as diverse as supernatural thriller, comedy, radio play, horror, musical, […]

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Volume Four of our paperback series is now available to add to your Watford bookshelf. It contains the stories from Series 9, 10 & 11 plus the Cup Final Specials. (There’s also a corresponding e-book.) It’s only available from Amazon. Click here to visit the page for all four volumes.    


RIP Trefor Jones

We’re feeling bereft at the passing of Trefor Jones — the historian and statistician who did so much to discover and document the history of Watford Football Club. Trefor compiled the magnificent archive that is — which he’s left as an astonishingly rich legacy for all Watford fans. We couldn’t have written our stories […]

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