Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
WWI memorial lunch raises £1,000 for appeal
Published 20/08/14



A LUNCH to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War was held at Shiplake Memorial Hall on Saturday.

More than 80 people attended the event, which was organised by the Shiplake branch of the Royal British Legion, including branch chairman Roger Head and chaplain Michael Seymour Jones. The guests were served cottage pie and then apple pie, all made by members of the branch.

Shiplake residents attending the lunch
Amateur historian Mike Willoughby, from Woodcote, gave a talk about his new book, Bringing Them Home, which is about local soldiers who died in the conflict, and there were readings of war poems and letters written by servicemen by members of Shiplake and Dunsden Dramatic Organisation and the Legion.

The event finished with a performance by Shiplake Community Choir, who led the diners in a singalong with numbers including Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory. Rosemary Jones, branch secretary and treasurer, said: “It all went extremely well. We had some wonderful comments and feedback about the event.”

About £1,000 was raised through ticket sales and a raffle, all of which will go to this year’s Poppy Appeal.

Chaplain Michael Seymour Jones

Published 20/08/14

MOST POPULAR
Six injured in bus crash on A4074
Browns to close after a quarter century trading
Eighth half marathon win for runner
Driver stops bike thieves boarding train
Where to go for Halloween & Bonfire Night
Driver injured in road accident
College plan to build campus on playing fields
More sites for housing named
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
High winds cause road closures
College plan to build campus on playing fields
Fire at Didcot B power station
Stoke Row driver airlifted to hospital
Duke Street to close for roadworks
Charity shop attacked over signs
Shiplake sheltered housing to close
Farewell to those magnificent flowers
Browns to close after 25 years
Communal acupuncture works out cheaper
Radio presenter hosts charity fashion show
Javelin ace tells kids to follow their dreams
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Record number tackle Freith Hilly
Robinson shines as Hawks march on
Red Kites put on five-star display
Hosts hit back in style to claim win
Teenager secures bronze
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717