Friday, 21 September 2018

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A LIFE peerage has been conferred upon Sir John Hunt in the birthday honours list, published

A LIFE peerage has been conferred upon Sir John Hunt in the birthday honours list, published on Saturday. Sir John, leader of the expedition which conquered Everest in 1953, receives the peerage in recognition of his services to youth as director of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, about which he talked at the time of its launch to members of Henley Rotary Club. He lives at Highway Cottage, Aston.

The lawn of St Mary’s Rectory provided a delightful setting for a display of folk dancing given by local dancers on Monday evening for the Young Wives’ Group of St Mary’s Church and their visitors. The team was led by the chairman of the Henley group, Mr A J Blackwell, and included Daisy Bayliss, Margaret Day, Cherry Leaver, Shirley Weyman, Bill Burroughs, Eric Clifton and Geoff Giddings.

During the past week a further £49 3s 6d has been received towards the cost of the illuminations and fireworks display during the regatta week, making a total of £117 12s. The estimated cost of these attractions this year is £300, so a further £183 is needed. The committee urgently appeals to residents and businesses for contributions in order that these traditional attractions may continue.





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