Lord Denning ©BBC

A Guardian article this week harked back to the late Lord Denning’s upbringing in Whitchurch, and The Lawn – By the kind permission of Professor Denning (Lord Denning’s son) recently host to last weekend’s WADS production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Tim Kevan writes:

Years ago when I was studying law, I wrote to Lord Denning in the idiosyncratic style of one of his judgments. Thankfully he liked it enough to invite myself and a friend to visit him and Lady Denning at their house, The Lawns, in the little village of Whitchurch where he was brought up.

It was quite a day and even at the age of 93 there was still very much a mischievous twinkle in his eye as he told stories in his gentle Hampshire accent.