Monday, 20 February 2017

Valentine? It's hard to ignore the saints

Valentine? It's hard to ignore the saints

EARLIER this week, we all celebrated the feast of one of our best loved, but least known, saints, St Valentine (February 14). St Valentine, a martyr, is the symbol of the love we hold and share for others — God’s love, the love that conquers all. Next...
Yet another inconsiderate 4x4 driver

Yet another inconsiderate 4x4 driver

Sir, —What is it about 4x4 drivers and their attraction to the electric car charging bays by the toilets in King’s Road car park in Henley? They don’t park in any other unauthorised places in Henley, do they? This one’s number plate suggested that he...
Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

WITH the speaker of the House of Commons being in the news for expressing his personal opinion on President Trump’s forthcoming visit to Britain and then revealing that he voted for remain in the EU referendum, I thought I’d share this picture with...

BALTIC COTTAGE in Henley, for long the headquarters of the Henley Regatta committee, has been bought privately by Mr and Mrs Godfrey Paddick, who are residents of Henley. A sum very close to the asking price of £15,500 was paid. Mr Paddick states that...

Col Phillip King OBE, who served in the army for 36 years

Col Phillip King OBE, who served in the army for 36 years

PHILLIP KING, who won the Queen’s Medal for best student in June 1979 at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, died on January 22 ...

A £30 MILLION vision to rebuild Townlands Hospital in Henley was unveiled this week. The hospital would be demolished and replaced ...

I mistook parakeet for a furry ball!

I mistook parakeet for a furry ball!

Sir, — I thought your readers would like to see this lovely, fluffy ball. First of all, I thought someone had thrown a yellow fluffy ...

Turning back the pages - 100 years ago

AN unusual case came before Mr Justice Sargant on Friday in the Chancery Court, when Mrs Clarise Sears Ramsey, an American who has ...

Charge your car here, if there's room

Charge your car here, if there's room

Sir, — Let us put the events of 2016 behind us and forget that, contrary to the wishes of the town and those of us who had worked so ...

Your letters...

Compulsory winter tyres Sir, — I find it incredible that drivers incapable of staying on a wintery road blame everybody but themselves....

Drain was covered in coffee grounds

Drain was covered in coffee grounds

Sir, — Please can somebody explain why someone felt the need to empty coffee grounds in the street (Market Place)? Not only does this ...

Beautiful addition to wildlife

Beautiful addition to wildlife

Sir, — I photographed this Egyptian duck in Henley at the weekend. It is a beautiful addition to the river birdlife. — Yours ...

Turning back the pages

A ROW has broken out over a a plan by Jehovah’s Witnesses to build a church on a Henley park. The 80-strong congregation wants to ...

Too busy? Remember there's more to come

IT is the time of year when thoughts turn to the ski slopes, the summer holiday, or just a simple palm tree to sit under. The dark ...

FINANCIAL details about the impending Henley Festival were outlined to a packed public meeting at the town hall on Friday evening. It ...

CAMPAIGNERS are to launch a last-ditch attempt to save Henley’s derelict Regal Cinema. Supporters of the Save the Regal Trust, who ...

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Free room hire

COMMUNITY groups are being urged to use the meeting room at the Fish volunteer centre in Kennylands Road, Sonning Common. It can be used for community or committee meetings or for ... [more]

 

Trip to orchids show at Kew

THE Fish volunteer centre in Sonning Common will run a bus trip to Kew Gardens on Tuesday. The cost of the trip is £10 (free admission to the orchid exhibition) with collection ... [more]

 

Play reading

THE Chiltern Players’ next monthly play reading will take place at the Butcher’s Arms pub in Blounts Court Road, Sonning Common, on March 7 at 8pm. One of the group’s members ... [more]

 

Our flowers

CAROLINE Jackson-Houlston, of Oxford Brookes University, will gave a talk about the wild flowers of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire to Watlington Gardening Club at the town on ... [more]

 

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