Saturday, 22 September 2018

Turning Back the Pages

NOW that the floods have subsided, the 69th and 70th Field Companies Royal Engineers billeted in Henley have been able

NOW that the floods have subsided, the 69th and 70th Field Companies Royal Engineers billeted in Henley have been able to make greater progress with their pontooning on old Father Thames and their work has been watched with considerable interest. Although the floods have practically disappeared, there is still a very strong stream running which has made the work of moving the pontoons and securely fastening them in mid-stream more difficult.

Mr Lock, stationmaster at Henley, has received from his son, Tpr A J Lock, who is at the front, several interesting war trophies, including a Uhlan’s helmet, a 3in shell, a timing fuse and a German knife.

The contract for the rebuilding of Wargrave Parish Church has been secured by Messrs Walden & Cox, of Henley, and we understand that the work will start in the course of the next week or two.

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