Friday, 21 September 2018

100 years ago

ASSENDON Spring, which we reported last week as having nearly reached Oxford Place cottages, very quickly made

ASSENDON Spring, which we reported last week as having nearly reached Oxford Place cottages, very quickly made further progress and during Friday night reached the culvert by Mr Trim’s yard, from whence it flows under the road into the pond in the grounds of Phyllis Court.

There are many women in Henley who would like to take their part in the Women’s War Work movement but who find it impossible to do so without child care. With a view to surmounting this obstacle, we understand that it has been decided to open a crèche, or day nursery, in the town, where mothers going to work may leave their babies for the day for a very nominal charge.

A Henley man has been accounted worthy of mention by the general commanding the First Army at the front for an act of courage, Driver A E Clements, ASC, 35th Division. At about 4pm on Sunday, March 19, 1916, at Lestrem, two horses harnessed to a GS waggon took fright at a passing motor car and bolted. Driver Clements, at great personal risk, stopped the horses while in full gallop just in time to prevent them rushing into a convoy of motor lorries, thus averting a serious accident.





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