Wednesday, 19 September 2018

A hundred years ago

THE Henley Christmas fat stock sale was held in the market yesterday. Despite the dismal weather, there was

THE Henley Christmas fat stock sale was held in the market yesterday. Despite the dismal weather, there was a good attendance and trade was good, prices ruling fair. The supply of stock, however, showed a slight falling off as compared with last year’s. The ordinary prize list was suspended, competition being limited to the Silver Challenge Cup presented by Sir Frank Crisp for the best butcher’s beast exhibited by a tenant farmer, which was won by Mr H H Hinton, of Frogmill Farm.

A well-attended meeting was held at the Congregational Hall on Friday afternoon to consider the question of obtaining offers of women’s services to take the place temporarily of those men called to the colours. The Mayor, Councillor Luker, presided and was supported on the platform by Mr A R Lloyds, Miss Makins and Miss J Cooper.

On Monday evening persons who happened to be in the village of Wargrave had the satisfaction of seeing what a seaplane looks like. It was being taken by road as it was too big to be carried by rail. According to accounts furnished, it had been met with various obstacles on its journey, most of which were satisfactorily overcome.



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