Thursday, 20 September 2018

50 Years Ago...

A STORY of indomitable and outstanding courage in the face of adversity came to an end in a

A STORY of indomitable and outstanding courage in the face of adversity came to an end in a ward of the Battle Hospital, Reading, on Saturday, when Elizabeth Leaver, of Cromwell Close, Henley, died after a fight which would have ended in an earlier death for almost any other person. Mrs Leaver lost her husband in a tragic road traffic accident 15 years ago, was a diabetic with a heart condition and during the past five years had both legs amputated above the knee. Despite this disability, the 78-year-old was an inspiration to all who knew her. At her Henley home, seated in a wheelchair, she performed all the housework, cooking, washing and ironing.

Henley firemen were called to help fight a fire in a barn at Foxhill Farm, Dunsden, at 1.30pm on Sunday. Firemen from Sonning and Reading also attended the blaze, which destroyed the barn and the two combine harvesters inside it. The Henley firemen were not able to leave the farm until after midnight. The damage is estimated to be in the region of £12,000. 

The canteen at South Oxfordshire Technical College was broken into between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning but only about £2 in cash and some potato crisps went missing.





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