Monday, 11 December 2017

ON Wednesday, a waterman in the course of his duties discovered the body of a male infant child floating in the river near the gasometers belonging to Reading Gasworks and just inside the Henley division boundary. The body was in a very advanced state of decomposition and, so far as can be ascertained up to the present, there is no clue as to the age of the child or as to how or where it got into the river.    

From Punch’s Essence of Parliament: “The House will be delighted to welcome back to its fold Sir Robert Hermon-Hodge, whose flowing moustache, once described as ‘the best definition of infinity’, has been its pride and joy for more than 30 years.”

Corporal H Bailey, late of King’s Royal Rifles, of Park Road, Henley, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant. He is now engaged in guarding German prisoners.

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