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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. 
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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 ThetfordHenry 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.”

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