Monday, 11 December 2017

Hidden Henley

IN the fields near Pishill are two small disused brick buildings. The one in my picture is only just standing

IN the fields near Pishill are two small disused brick buildings. The one in my picture is only just standing but both must have been put to good use once.

The chimney indicates that perhaps farm workers used to huddle around an open fire in winter.

But I have also heard that they were built around water pumps or were a stopping-off point when patients were on their way down the valley to the W H Smith isolation hospital in Henley.

As with many of these historical examples, it is difficult to separate the legend from the facts. Can any reader provide the truth?

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