Search

Norfolk hero and cricket commentator Henry Blofield announces European move

PUBLISHED: 10:32 18 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:57 18 March 2018

Henry Blofield opening the 19th Century glasshouse at Hoveton Hall. 
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY
COPY:
FOR:EDP NEWS
© ARCHANT NORFOLK 2010 (01603 772434)

Henry Blofield opening the 19th Century glasshouse at Hoveton Hall. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY COPY: FOR:EDP NEWS © ARCHANT NORFOLK 2010 (01603 772434)

© ARCHANT NORFOLK 2010

One of Norfolk’s heroes has revealed he is setting off for warmer climes.

Henry Blofield opening the 19th Century glasshouse at Hoveton Hall. 
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY
COPY:
FOR:EDP NEWS
© ARCHANT NORFOLK 2010 (01603 772434) Henry Blofield opening the 19th Century glasshouse at Hoveton Hall. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY COPY: FOR:EDP NEWS © ARCHANT NORFOLK 2010 (01603 772434)

Cricket commentator and broadcaster, Henry Blofield, has written in his column for the i that he will be moving to Menorca this year.

The 78-year-old OBE recipient has revealed he and wife Valeria have for many years been wanting to move to the Spanish island.

The commentator, best known for his work on Test Match Special, was born in Wroxham in 1939.

He attended Sunningdale School in Berkshire, before then attending Eton and after, Kings’s College at Cambridge University.

Henry Blofeld (left) outside the Dad's Army Museum at Thetford Henry Blofeld (left) outside the Dad's Army Museum at Thetford

The father of two wrote in his guest column: “The house, the front of which is painted in that lovely, different, Menorcan red, ticked eight of our ten boxes.

“That afternoon, our offer was accepted.”

Mr Blofield also discusses the renovations he will be having on his property, writing: “We will now have a good sized patio on the third floor; a staircase which looks less like the final approach to the top of Mount Everest, and French windows in the master bedroom.”

Other popular content

Sunday, April 15, 2018

A woman’s growing legacy in Norfolk is going under the hammer - but it might not be what you think.

A blossoming career teaching autistic children has been cut short for “loving, generous and compassionate” Harry Simons.

When former podiatrist Ellen Tatum was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 50, her lifelong struggle with mental ill health began to make sense for the first time.

Yesterday, 13:54

The Norfolk fire and rescue service have confirmed that all residents were safe following a house fire in Cromer yesterday.

Most Read

Sunday, April 15, 2018

A woman’s growing legacy in Norfolk is going under the hammer - but it might not be what you think.

Read more

A blossoming career teaching autistic children has been cut short for “loving, generous and compassionate” Harry Simons.

Read more
Easton and Otley College

When former podiatrist Ellen Tatum was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 50, her lifelong struggle with mental ill health began to make sense for the first time.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:54

The Norfolk fire and rescue service have confirmed that all residents were safe following a house fire in Cromer yesterday.

Read more

Writer RON JACKSON, 87, often visited Cromer’s hotels in his job as an articled clerk based in the town, as well as on social occasions. The now King’s Lynn based writer continues his tale of the ‘grand old dames’.

Read more
Prince

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 10°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Norfolk News e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter