Wednesday, 19 September 2018

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MISS S Jewell, in the employ of Mrs Ames, received on Thursday last week a letter from her brother in

MISS S Jewell, in the employ of Mrs Ames, received on Thursday last week a letter from her brother in Vancouver, British Columbia, that was posted in Canada on May 20 last. The reason for its long delay is that it was with the mail on board the ill-fated Empress of Ireland that sank. The bag containing the letter was, however, recovered by divers in September and although the envelope is somewhat soiled, the letter itself shows practically no evidence of having been under water.

We regret to announce the death of Mr Joseph Putman, which took place at his residence in Friday Street, on Monday, after an illness of considerable duration. The deceased, who was in his 56th year, was well-known in Henley and South Oxfordshire generally and carried on business as a tent manufacturer at Henley and Thame. He was sole tent contractor to the Henley Royal Regatta stewards and during the past 30 years he executed a large number of contracts for the Government with the supply of tents and camp equipment for the army.

The high altar of the parish church has been further beautified by the addition of a handsome new reredos, the gift of an anonymous donor. The reredos is made of oak and consists of a solid oblong frame which covers the space between the top of the altar and the east window.

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