Wednesday, 19 September 2018

50 YEARS AGO

STARTING in the early hours of Thursday morning, snow fell heavily in the Henley district for several hours without respite.

Henley Standard

March 5, 1965 STARTING in the early hours of Thursday morning, snow fell heavily in the Henley district for several hours without respite. Whipped by a strong easterly wind, it formed deep drifts in exposed places, making travel by road and rail extremely difficult. Traffic on main roads in South Oxfordshire kept moving, if with difficulty, but drivers on side roads found numerous hazards, particularly where slopes had to be negotiated.

On Monday evening the Mayor Councillor Mrs Monica Rowe visited the Henley sea cadets? training ship Guardian to present trophies to the outstanding cadets of 1964 and to see the cadets and girls of the nautical training corps at work. The Mayor congratulated the winning cadets and the whole unit on having been awarded an efficiency pennant for 1964 for the third year in succession.

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund has announced the appointment of a new honorary educational adviser for Oxfordshire, Air Commodore J R Morgan, of King?s Road, Henley. His job is to formulate plans for the education of those children for whom the fund accepts some financial responsibility.

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