Thursday, 23 November 2017

Willow copse that provides bats for cricketers on sub-continent

Willow copse that provides bats for cricketers on sub-continent

WHEN a group of trees in a field off Mill Road, Shiplake, was chopped down recently, it might have worried passers-by or residents that perhaps this was to make way for new housing. But environmentalists can rest easy as the wood is actually going to...
Growing gratitude

Growing gratitude

AS Christmas advertising begins in earnest, and I am aware of the things I don’t yet have but like the look of, I find myself easily feeling ungrateful for the many wonderful things I already enjoy. This is in marked contrast to the attitudes of so...
Dry Leas? Certainly

Dry Leas? Certainly

THE new £450,000 changing rooms Henley Rugby Club look fantastic but they are not yet being put to good use. While the building work at Dry Leas has been completed, some of the new facilities are out of order. The physiotherapy room, toilets and the...
Headline

Headline

THRILLER writer Simon Kernick only released his latest book this week but he has already started on the next one. The Hanged Man is the second offering in the Shiplake author’s Bonefield series and features seven victims and three killers. His next...
Last few rays of sunshine

Last few rays of sunshine

Sir, — While walking Rosie, the grand-dog, on a perfect autumn morning, we passed this line of furled umbrellas at Henley Piazza in Mill Meadows. The scene summed up that end of season feeling as we move from autumn into winter, while still enjoying...

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

PROBABLY the best known feature of Henley is the iconic bridge (c 1786). It was configured by William Hayward who frequently expressed ...

Roger Sayer: rower, Rotarian and family man with warm heart

Roger Sayer: rower, Rotarian and family man with warm heart

ROGER SAYER was born in Ossett, West Yorkshire, in 1942. He was the eldest child of Clinton and Margaret and was followed by his ...

Moorings drowning in monochrome

Moorings drowning in monochrome

Sir, — I thought I’d share this picture that I took while walking the dog along the river approaching the Hobbs boatyard in Henley. ...

Late bloomers are a joy to behold

Late bloomers are a joy to behold

Sir, — Colour is always a bonus at this time of year with the dark evenings and winter approaching. These flowers are growing in a ...

Top Dog helped reunite rescue sisters

Top Dog helped reunite rescue sisters

Sir, — I entered my dog Bronte in this year’s Henley’s Top Dog competition. Although she didn’t win, I received many messages ...

Turning Back the Pages: 25 years ago

A NEW Waitrose supermarket will open in Henley in the spring of 1994, subject to the Environment Secretary not “calling in” the plans. ...

Turning Back the Pages: 10 years ago

PLANS for a park and ride site off Remenham Hill have been revealed by an Oxfordshire county councillor. Peter Skolar claims Reading ...

Turning Back the Pages: 50 years ago

WHEN he presented his seventh annual report as headmaster of Gillotts School at speech day on Wednesday, Mr R W Pritchard said the ...

Turning Back the Pages: 100 years ago

THERE was a gathering at the Henley Technical Institute on November 9, which was of a very interesting nature for such a function has ...

Your letters...

Not what it says on tin Sir, — I am writing to you to add some colour to the planning application P17/S3332/FUL. Description: Change ...

Woman searching for hero policeman

A WOMAN is trying to track down the policeman who she says probably saved her life. In the summer of 1990 Angela Graham was just 15 ...

Let's all be grateful for the gift of peace

WE will remember them. Remembrance Sunday is a difficult and poignant balancing act for clergy and civic leaders. It is absolutely ...

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