Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Turning back the pages

THE body of George Hill, 55, a carpenter, of New Street, Henley, who had been missing from his home since December 26, was recovered from the Thames near Fawley on Wednesday. It is surmised that while returning home he lost his sense of direction owing to the darkness and fog and accidentally walked off the towing path into the river. An inquest will be held.

We congratulate Lady Warren of Shiplake on the honour that has just been given to her husband, Norcote Hastings Yeeles Warren, on whom the King has been pleased to confer the honour of knighthood. Sir Norcote is head of the Bank of Bengal in Calcutta and since the outbreak of war has displayed the highest foresight and energy in dealing with many unusually difficult situations. Sir Norcote is an oarsman who was frequently to be seen on the river during the summer of 1914 before his recall to India by the Government.

Henley and district farmers’ jumble sale in aid of the British Farmers’ Red Cross Society and the local Red Cross Hospitals took place at Henley market yesterday, Messrs Simmons & Sons acted as honorary auctioneers. There was a good attendance and a capital entry of live and dead stock, corn etc.

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