Monday, 24 September 2018

100 years ago

HENLEY has given an ample tribute to the lady grocer. Before the war we had 1,000 women

HENLEY has given an ample tribute to the lady grocer. Before the war we had 1,000 women in our employ, mainly engaged in clerical work. Today we have nearly 3,000 and they not only do duty at the desk but at the counter too and all praise is due to them for the manner in which they have shouldered the extra burden. Their assistance has enabled us to release nearly 2,000 men for the army.

The 122nd anniversary of Peppard Chapel was observed on Whit-Monday when a large number of visitors was present and the whole day’s proceedings were most enjoyable and successful. At 11am Sir John Thomas, accompanied by Lady Thomas, opened the bazaar. The hymn O God of Bethel was sung and a prayer was offered by the Rev C Morgan. The Pastor (the Rev B J Summersby) expressed the pleasure it gave them all to have Sir John and Lady Thomas present.

Members of the Henley Company of the 1st Battalion of the Oxfordshire Volunteer Regiment fell in at the Yeomanry Drill Hall in Market Place on Sunday for the purpose of enrolling. Several other men, who had attested and been granted exemption, also attended at the invitation of the Mayor, the company commander.





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