Ian Hendry + Janet Munro – Rowing On The Thames Near Their Home Called, ‘Sphinx’, Located On Pharaohs Island, London [c.1963-1965]


Another great find from the 1960s, Ian hendry and Janet Munro rowing on the River Thames. If you look closely, you can also see their pet poodle on the riverside!


Picture: Ian Hendry + Janet Munro, rowing on the Thames near their home on Pharaohs Island [c.1963-1966]

Pictures above: ‘Sphinx’, Pharaohs Island, River Thames, Shepperton, London

Jimi Hendrix – Partying In The Pool at Sphinx in the 60s?

Jimi Hendrix may have been a guest at a party held by Ian and Janet at Sphinx in the 60s and even swum in the pool – according to an anecdote from a neighbour:

“The impressive property was home to Avengers actor Ian Hendry and his actress wife Janet Munro in the 1960s before they split, and was also the setting for director John Boorman’s two semi-autobiographical films – Hope and Glory in 1987 and Queen and Country in 2014.

According to the current owner, Andrew Muir, who has lived in the property for six years, there were plenty of wild parties during the 1960s, with one neighbour claiming to have swum in the pool with Jimi Hendrix.”

Source: Surrey Live

Further Reading:

You can read more about Ian Hendry and Janet Munro and their time living in ‘Sphinx’, Pharaohs Island in the articles below:

Ian Hendry + Janet Munro – Engagement + Wedding Photographs [1963]

Ian Hendry – Rowing Home Across The Thames [1966]


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Neil Hendry
Editor, Official Tribute To Ian Hendry

Further Reading

A detailed account of the life and work of Ian Hendry in the new biography:

Read: ‘Send in the Clowns – The Yo Yo Life Of Ian Hendry’ by Gabriel Hershman

Send In The Clowns - The Yo Yo Life of Ian Hendry




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