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The Tiger’s Claws

by | 30th, June 2004

‘WE’VE wrestled alligators, bungee jumped from a Boeing 747 and seen Vanessa Feltz in a swimsuit, but even we at Anorak Towers have never queued for Wimbledon tickets with the Henmaniacs.

Hands up for cake?

HRT Tim Henman’s legions of fans are not to be mingled with lightly. And the Guardian has spotted a load of them standing in line for tickets to see their idol.

There’s Jo Ward, 43, from Cambridge. “I have been coming here for 20 years and I am determined to watch Henman play,” says she.

“We get through the night by talking or playing games,” she continues. “It’s great fun because many of us who queue through the night have got to know each other over the years.”

It all sounds like jolly good fun, indeed – until you read in the Times just what passes for fun in the Wimbledon queue.

The Times says that so far this year, 17 people have been arrested trying to smuggle weapons into the club.

A zero-tolerance

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