Sunday, 23 September 2018

Fifty Years Ago

Fifty Years Ago: SOARING land prices in the Henley Rural District Council area were described as being “exorbitant beyond all measure”

Fifty Years Ago:SOARING land prices in the Henley Rural District Council area were described as being “exorbitant beyond all measure” at the council meeting on Tuesday. The Hon Sherman Stonor criticised the finance committee for paying £12,650 for 2.6 acres of land between Grove Road and Kennylands Road, Sonning Common. The land is to be used for a new caravan site. Maj Stonor told members he was horrified when he saw the cost.

Christine Vincent, of Albert Road, Henley, was delighted when her daughter Rebecca, aged 10 months, was selected as the bonniest baby in the one year and under section of a competition at the Butlin’s holiday camp in Bognor Regis last week. Rebecca was awarded a cup and silver holder. “There were so many beautiful babies in the competition I never dreamed I’d win,” said an excited Mrs Vincent.

The Henley Savings Bank in Hart Street will suffer a withdrawal of labour in September as a result of an unresolved dispute between the National Union of Bank Employees and the employers’ council over salary scales and arbitration machinery. The bank is a branch of the Thames Valley Trustee Savings Bank, which will close on Saturday, September 14. The decision was announced on Tuesday by the general secretary of the union.

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