Thursday, 21 June 2018

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DESPITE changeable weather conditions over the weekend, this year’s Wargrave and Shiplake Regatta proved to be

DESPITE changeable weather conditions over the weekend, this year’s Wargrave and Shiplake Regatta proved to be a great success and a record entry produced some exciting results. There was a total of 175 races, which was 44 more than last year. Probably the biggest surprise was that renowned competitors Ronnie and Colin Howard failed to gain any trophies.

While her husband Sidney was gaining two medals at the regatta, Mary Rand, Olympic gold, silver and bronze medallist, was winning a gold medal for England in the Commonwealth Games women’s long jump in Kingston, Jamaica. Her winning jump of 20ft 10½ in was 13¼ in short of her world and Olympic record jump in October 1964.

The end of 53 years of service with one firm came to a close on Friday last with the closure of the James Froud & Son sawmills at Assendon. Mr F S Heath commenced work with the firm in June 1913 as a young lad and had been employed there ever since, except when he was away on service in the First World War. Mr Heath lives with his wife in the same house in Stonor where he was born 69 years ago. In his younger days he was a prominent member of Stonor Cricket Club.





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