Sunday, 24 September 2017

Turning back the pages

WORKMEN were still busily engaged at the Kenton Theatre yesterday putting the final touches to the restoration work when the manager, Tony Barlow, held a press conference to outline the future of the venue and to talk about its general policy. To date, some £22,500 has been spent on the building and equipment, including a £1,200 safety curtain, and more money is needed from an already generous local public, who so far have subscribed £18,200. David Tapp, the architect, said it would be desirable to have another £5,000.

About 20 sows and 30 to 40 piglets were endangered by a fire which broke out at a barn at Whitecalls Farm, Nuffield, on Tuesday evening. Henley firemen, who were joined by an appliance from Watlington, attended and they found the piggery in a barn some 80ft by 40ft filled with dense smoke. All but about eight of the animals were rescued.

About 70 members and several visitors braved the cold winds to hear Dr A E M Hartley speak on “The history of Henley” at Tuesday’s meeting of the Townswomen’s Guild. This proved to be a most interesting pictorial trip round the town looking at buildings of interest and noting the different architectural styles.

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