Friday, 21 September 2018

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EVENTS of the past few days prove conclusively that air raids, with accompanying damage by explosive bombs and incendiary fires,

EVENTS of the past few days prove conclusively that air raids, with accompanying damage by explosive bombs and incendiary fires, are possible, so “Be Prepared”. The Henley Fire Brigade, ready at all times for emergency, is in need of more support from property owners and the public generally.

The quarterly returns of the rainfall in the Henley district, published in these columns, interest a large number of readers and a few general comments upon local and other wetness will be welcomed by many of those who have studied the returns of the last three months of 1914. Although last year was but little at variance with the average number of rainy days to be expected in 12 months, such a large quantity of rain fell in December that the year was slightly below the average in the point of wetness. The total fall measured at Henley Waterworks was 27.79in compared with the average for England of 32in.

Town councillor Beck reported that the Reading Road tarmac had been inspected by Messrs Wainwright & Co’s representatives, who agreed that the defects were due to faulty tar. The firm was willing to reinstate at its own cost all the faulty portion of the road to the extent of 1,050 yards. Weather permitting, the work would be started on February 8.

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