Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Caitlin’s rocking all over the world

Caitlin’s rocking all over the world

SHE started by hiding them less than a mile from her home but dozens of small painted rocks made by a Henley girl have now made it to all corners of the world. Caitlin Donaldson has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a form of cancer that affects white...

God is not silent to innocent suffering

God is not silent to innocent suffering

WITH so much suffering in the world, surely there cannot be a God. This is the profound response of many who have been surprised that suffering comes to innocent people and who feel this makes believing in a good God nonsensical. We see TV stories...
Willow looks like bird of paradise

Willow looks like bird of paradise

Sir, — Maybe I am mistaken or in need of a visit to the opticians. However, it is possible my camera has caught an image of something rather strange. Could it be that this photograph is of a genetically modified form of pussy willow and has become...
Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THERE has been a lot of talk recently about Henley hauntings and ghosts with Mary Blandy being the name that comes up most often. Her story and Blandy House have often featured here but for those who don’t know she was convicted of murdering her...
Fifty years ago...

Fifty years ago...

MORE than £1,500 damage was caused by a fire at Tile Barn Farm, near Henley Grammar School, on Good Friday afternoon, in the absence of the owner, Mr W T Borlase. Henley police have stated that the fire, which gutted the barn, was probably started...

Ironic...

IT was surely ironic that while people were attending the unofficial Sikh community festival in Henley’s Marsh Meadows on Saturday, ...

Twenty five years ago...

A SERIES of explosions which wrecked a Henley man’s car were caused by a homemade bomb, police have revealed. They say the device, ...

Ten years ago...

FANS of James Bond and Amy Winehouse were in for a treat this week as the two arrived in Henley on the same day. The singer, who is ...

A hundred years ago

ON Tuesday morning, snow fell heavily in Henley and district, it being more than a foot in depth beyond Nettlebed and in the ...

Lost pub walkers

THE first of a series of dogs walks organised by Dan Redfern, new landlord of the Cherry Tree Inn in Stoke Row, was a big success. ...

Your letters...

Your letters...

Disgusted by detritus Sir, — We walk by the river every day. We were completely shocked by the amount of litter left by visitors to ...

Crufts joy

Crufts joy

PAUL and Julie Humphreys, from Henley, were delighted when their nine-year-old Irish setter Abbi won the veteran bitch class at this ...

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

MY item about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Crowsley Park three weeks ago sparked a lot of interest among readers so this week I have ...

Look what that rain brought in...

Look what that rain brought in...

Sir, — We had a puddle of epic proportions in our village after last week’s rain. As you can see, it attracted some unusual wildlife. ...

Our parish roads are a disgrace but no one seems to care

Our parish roads are a disgrace but no one seems to care

Sir, — I write regarding Henley and Harpsden parishes uniting for yet another neighbourhood plan (Henley Standard, April 6). I ...

Your letters...

Leave off my lights Sir, — Thank you to Mr N Robinson, of Peppard Road, Sonning Common, for his suggestion of floodlighting Henley ...

Cold start to spring

OIL production in Alaska has been hit because they’ve had their warmest winter on record. Their machinery will only work in freezing ...

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