Monday, 20 August 2018

Blinded by pride, root of hypocrisy

Blinded by pride, root of hypocrisy

LISTENING to the radio in the morning before writing this, I heard something which caused a marked slowdown in the intake of coffee, toast and marmalade. It was a politician defending Boris Johnson’s dubious burka joke by pointing to Jeremy Corbyn’s...
Twenty five years ago...

Twenty five years ago...

A WARGRAVE shop was saved from being burned down by a passer-by who spotted a fire and raised the alarm. Firefighters from the village station tackled the blaze at the Barbara Easton womenswear outlet in High Street. The only damage was a shattered...

Fifty years ago...

Fifty years ago...

THE management committee of Henley Royal Regatta was considering expanding the 80ft wide course to include more than two lanes. The project, which was not pursued, would have involved excavating a large amount of land at Poplar Point, an area of the...

A hundred years ago...

A hundred years ago...

A MOTORIST was fined £5 and had his licence endorsed by magistrates for driving at a “terrific speed” through Henley town centre. John Cooper, of Remenham Place, was charged with driving at about 40mph along Friday Street and turning into Thames Side...

Pay back

WITH rail fares set to rise again in January, commuters are preparing to feel the pinch. Many have already complained about delays and ...

How Harry created Henley runner bean

DID you know that Henley has its own variety of runner bean? It was developed in the Sixties and Seventies by resident Harry Lovejoy ...

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS fine house in Fawley has some large lettering on its frontage but I have not been able to find out to whom or what it refers. The ...

Your letters....

Time to ban barbed wire Sir, — For the second time in four months, while walking my dog, I have come across a deer impaled on barbed ...

Divine feeling to summer sunset

Divine feeling to summer sunset

Sir, — I thought you would like to see this photograph taken on Monday evening last week from our garden in Lower Assendon. I thought ...

Respect? Cyclist threw water at my car for tooting him

Respect? Cyclist threw water at my car for tooting him

Sir, — This year there has been a rapid growth in the number of cyclists of all ages. Cycling is much better for both your health and ...

Ten years ago...

A ROBBER armed with a knife threatened to kill a Henley trader for £190. The hooded man opened the till at Takhar Wine Mart in Greys ...

Like a French poet, it’s good to dream

DO you sometimes dream in the dark cold days of winter of having a wonderful summer holiday in some exotic location — inspired, ...

A hundred years ago...

THE fourth anniversary of the declaration of war against Germany was observed at churches across Henley. St Mary’s in Hart Street was ...

Food for thought

HENLEY’S regular Twitter users will know that our MP John Howell often tweets about conversations he has had with constituents. One ...

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

A MEMORIAL plaque in a church is a special privilege reserved for exceptional cases. There can be none more deserving than Sir Steve ...

Look what fencing Hamble Brook does to beautiful view

Look what fencing Hamble Brook does to beautiful view

Sir, — I was upset that you did not publish more pictures with your report (Standard, July 27) of how Hamble Brook looked a year after ...

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