Thursday, 21 September 2017

Try doing the dishes to enhance your life

Try doing the dishes to enhance your life

I REALLY love washing up!  After many years of finding it a chore, that realisation, indeed revelation, has come as a surprise. However, looking back, the love has always been there, perhaps not in the action itself but more in the circumstances...
Romance and reality

Romance and reality

FORMER X Factor star Lucie Jones, who represented the UK in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, has just got married — with a little help from Henley. Her husband is Ethan Boroian, who was a fellow contestant on the reality TV show in 2009. The...
David's a good egg

David's a good egg

DAVID EGGLETON is a true knight of the road. The Henley town councillor is often in his van as he runs a house clearance business and always stops to help when he come across an accident. A few weeks ago he helped police officers to direct traffic...
Homeless but proud

Homeless but proud

READERS who remember Martin Allen, the homeless man who spent a few weeks in a shop doorway in Henley market place last year, may be interested to know he’s now living in Windsor — but is still on the streets. The 46-year-old lived and worked in...
Wartime intelligence veteran returns

Wartime intelligence veteran returns

Sir, — This is a 93-year-old war veteran revisiting the scene of 1944 secret intelligence work. WAAF Betty Dominy (née Heard) worked at Danesfield House, then RAF Medmenham, interpreting secret aircraft reconnaissance photographs at a crucial period...

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

REGULAR readers of this column will know that the ruins of this old church near Bix have undergone stabilization work recently. The ...

Victorian enterprise

THE landlords of the Flowing Spring pub at Playhatch are trying to make the best of it while the road outside is closed to traffic. ...

Dancing fun on a damp afternoon

Dancing fun on a damp afternoon

Sir, — Hurst Morris People (HuMp) demonstrated the part of Morris dancing in rural culture by performing for the crowds at the Henley ...

Turning back the pages - 25 years ago

ORGANISERS of a rave have lost their appeal to stage the massive open air party at Ipsden for 10,000 youngsters next month. ...

Turning back the pages - 100 years ago

PRIVATE W G Smith, son of Mr and Mrs Smith, of 76 Reading Road, has been promoted to Lance-Corporal as a musketry instructor of the ...

Turning back the pages - 50 years ago

FAVOURED with an ideal September day and offering a wide-ranging programme designed to provide something of interest for almost all ...

Turning back the pages - 10 years ago

HOBBS of Henley’s historic boatyard buildings could become a bar and restaurant. The boat hire company wants to turn the 135-year-old ...

Your letters...

Neighbours should help Sir, — Interesting logic from South Oxfordshire District Council leader John Cotton. On the one hand, he agrees ...

Harvesting gratitude

LIVING in a mainly rural area around Henley, we cannot fail to be aware how farming plays a key role in our community. Perhaps it’s by ...

Club's world beaters

ALTHOUGH the Polar Row in which Olympic champion and former Leander captain Alex Gregory was taking part was called off before the end,...

Is this your child's cuddly toy bunny?

Is this your child's cuddly toy bunny?

Sir, — Would you consider putting this little lost soul’s picture in the paper? I found her in Henley two weeks ago and I am sure some ...

Your letters...

Your letters...

Sir, — I have always been inspired by this wonderful saying by Edmond of Abingdon, one of the first professors at Oxford in the 13th ...

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Hundreds visit car boot sale

Hundreds visit car boot sale

HUNDREDS of people attended a car boot sale in Wargrave to raise money for the local branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. More than 70 sellers set up stalls at the ... [more]

 

Empty shop could become flats

PLANS to turn a former antiques shop in Wargrave into four homes have been backed by parish councillors. Wargrave Antiques in High Street closed last year when owner John Connell ... [more]

 

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