Saturday, 17 February 2018

Our magic day at Twickenham

Our magic day at Twickenham

A RUGBY-loving couple got to go behind the scenes with England as they beat Wales at Twickenham. Carly Hadfield, who is captain of Henley Rugby Club’s women’s team, and her husband Jim, a Hawks player, met several past and present England stars and...
Like parking, your actions affect others

Like parking, your actions affect others

SOMETIMES, in situations of dire need, I am left in charge of the church office. Not the money, of course, although I am allowed to fiddle with the photocopier. Once the heat and light are switched on (and barring emergencies), there isn’t much to do...
Out of the ordinary

Out of the ordinary

THE mean temperature of 5.5C in January was an anomaly of more than one degree. Climate change? Figures taken over any 10-year period would seem to confirm this. The actual temperatures ranged from -4.3C to 13C and there were only eight frosts...
Fifty years ago...

Fifty years ago...

FOUR local schools were broken into on Monday night and money totalling about £20 was stolen. The schools were the Henley Grammar, where the thieves made use of the building work going on there to get in, Gillotts, Trinity and Sacred Heart. Police...

The voice of rowing

The voice of rowing

CONGRATULATIONS to Robert Treharne Jones who has been selected to commentate at his 15th successive senior World Championships/Olympics. The Leander Club press officer is a well-known voice in rowing circles and can often be heard doing the...

100 years ago...

SHORTLY before Christmas, Mr T Leslie Mason, of the Royal Oak Inn, had on view a gigantic pumpkin weighing 48lb. He gave it to some ...

Cheating challenge

NOW that “Dry January” is over, many people will be back on the booze. But I wonder if any of them took up the offer on a sign outside ...

Chocolate money...

CHRIS HOLLINS, the BBC presenter who lives in Rotherfield Greys, helped set a record on a celebrity edition of ITV quiz show The Chase....

10 years ago...

POST offices in and around Henley have escaped closure, according to a Post Office “hit-list” published this week. There were fears ...

25 years ago...

ANGER and regret has followed the shock resignation from the town council this week of Henley Residents Group leaders Kru and Gill ...

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS is part of the altar in the south transept at St Mary the Virgin Church in Hambleden. It is a 16th century carved wooden panel ...

Turbulent waters at Marsh Lock

Turbulent waters at Marsh Lock

Sir, — My wife and I regularly park at the free car park in Mill Lane, Henley, and visit Marsh Lock before taking the towpath to ...

Your letters...

Your letters...

Sir We wanted to share with you this flock of Aegithalos caudatus or long tailed tits, who arrived at our garden bird feeder during ...

Your letters...

Mistreatment of vulnerable Sir, — My mother, Jennifer Baird, is 83 and has advanced Alzheimer’s disease and can now barely walk. Her ...

Tragic tale of yachtsman

Tragic tale of yachtsman

MOST of us have mementoes tucked away in a drawer or attic but rarely do they regain their original significance. Not so Noel ...

Let's be like angels to one another

WHO are our personal angels? Is it the person who took the trouble to find my telephone number and call to tell me that he had found ...

A hundred years ago...

SHORTLY before Christmas, parcels of comforts were dispatched to the Henley boys on active service. The funds for the purchase were ...

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Debbie in topper form for charity

Debbie in topper form for charity

DEBBIE McGEE is backing a charity fund-raising campaign in memory of her late husband Paul Daniels. The ninth annual Wear a Hat Day, which is organised by Brain Tumour Research, ... [more]

 

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