Tuesday, 25 September 2018

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AN off-duty police officer was driving towards Reading near Shiplake on Saturday night when he saw a car

AN off-duty police officer was driving towards Reading near Shiplake on Saturday night when he saw a car in front in which one of the passengers was holding on to the roof and had the upper part of his body outside and his legs through the open window of the nearest door of the two-door four-seater convertible. At Playhatch the officer stopped the car and found that there was not only a driver but another five passengers and a man in the boot.

Henley’s postmaster Mr J N Hulme revealed on Wednesday that total postings for the area have already exceeded the record. Between December 13 and Tuesday, letters and cards which went through the office’s franking machine totalled 329,000 compared with 305,000 in the same period last year.

Mr H R N Rickett, chairman of the committee of management of Henley Royal Regatta for the past 14 years, presented the annual report to the meeting of stewards. It was revealed that, although 1965 receipts rose by £5,174, the surplus on the year, £1,458, was only about £300 more than 1964’s £1,131. Mr Rickett has already announced he will be relinquishing the post because of pressure of other work and will be succeeded by Mr J L Garton.



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