Hi again. The final part of our four-part story is out now. You can listen in all the usual places and here: https://audioboom.com/posts/8296668-the-old-enemy-part-four-s20-e4 If you prefer an MP3, you can download one here: https://audioboom.com/posts/8296668-the-old-enemy-part-four-s20-e4.mp3?download=1 Thanks for listening to Hornet Heaven. Olly & Colin.
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125 years ago today we lost a football club. Watford St Mary’s were sacrificed for the greater good of football in the town. Since then, they’ve been the forgotten branch of Watford FC’s history. It’s time to put things right and remember them. Below is an early team photo of St Mary’s, not long after […]
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Hello everyone. The third part of our four-part story is out now. You can listen in all the usual places and here: https://audioboom.com/posts/8295910-the-old-enemy-part-three-s20-e3 If you prefer an MP3, you can download one here: https://audioboom.com/posts/8295910-the-old-enemy-part-three-s20-e3.mp3?download=1 Part four will be released on Coronation Bank Holiday Monday. Thanks for listening to Hornet Heaven. Olly & Colin.
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Hello everyone. This month’s “Deceased Watford Player Of The Month” was awarded a knighthood. (If you’re thinking it can’t have been for football, you’re correct.) You can learn about him here: https://is.gd/VMs9LX 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 […]
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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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Now that there’s no VAT on e-books in the UK, we’ve been able to reduce the price of all four volumes of our stories. They’re now just 99p each. They’re on Amazon here: https://is.gd/HHKindle
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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.
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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 http://www.watfordfcarchive.co.uk — which he’s left as an astonishingly rich legacy for all Watford fans. We couldn’t have written our stories […]
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Series 10 Episode 2 — about replica shirts — was inspired and informed by a sporting history article written by Watford fans Chris Stride and Nick Catley on how, over time, replica football shirts have become adult leisurewear. You can read the paper HERE.
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