Sunday, 23 September 2018

100 years ago

ROBINS are noted for the curious places they select in which to build their nests and

ROBINS are noted for the curious places they select in which to build their nests and rear their young and each spring we hear of new and varied selections by Mr and Mrs Redbreast. This year Mr E F A Pratt, of St Mark’s Road, has just discovered a nest with five eggs, built in the small opening of an ordinary carpenter’s plane. This old disused plane is lying on a shelf in his garden shed secreted somewhat behind a bunch of netting.

Sonning Lockhouse, which is supposed to be more than 100 years old, is in danger of disappearing as a proposal to rebuild it is under consideration by the Thames Conservancy. For 65 years it was occupied by the late lock-keeper, Tom Sadler.

The Hambleden troop of boy scouts had the melancholy privilege of paying the last honours to their assistant scoutmaster Allan Deane, whose body was laid to rest at Hambleden cemetery on Thursday last week. Appointed an officer at the formation of the troop more than five years ago, Mr Deane was beloved by every past and present scout. He was struck down in the heyday of youth by a disease, the pain of which he bore for nearly three years with exemplary cheerfulness and a patient heroism.





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