Wednesday, 15 August 2018

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MR Bennett, of High Wycombe, had an alarming experience the other night when motoring home from

MR Bennett, of High Wycombe, had an alarming experience the other night when motoring home from Henley. It was a dark night and while proceeding along the Marlow Road, he failed to take the bend by the drive leading to the first Fawley Court Lodge. He continued along the drive under the impression that he was still on the main road when his car met with an unexpected obstacle in the shape of the massive iron gates of Fawley Court. The car went right through one of the gates, smashing it considerably, and came to a standstill on the drive the other side.  

Children playing with matches were responsible for a rick fire which occupied the attention of the brigade and helpers on Tuesday evening. The brigade received the call at 7.30 and at once responded with the motor tractor and steamer in attendance. The rick was the property of Mr G W Turner, lately taken over by the government authorities, and was situated in a field off Vicarage Road.

We regret to report that 2nd Lt John Crisp Paterson, grandson of Sir Frank, of Friar Park, has been wounded twice while serving with his regiment, the Devons, in France. He is lying in Rouen Hospital and, we are glad to hear, is progressing favourably.





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