Sunday, 28 May 2017

Dame Di Ellis, former British Rowing chairman, 1938-2017

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Dame Di Ellis, former British Rowing chairman, 1938-2017

TRIBUTES have been paid to a woman who was a stalwart of British rowing for more than 60 years. Dame Di Ellis, a former chairman of British Rowing, passed away peacefully on Thursday last week following a short illness. She was 79. She was a former...
Reviewing our own manifestos is useful

Reviewing our own manifestos is useful

AT the time of writing our country’s political parties are releasing (or leaking) their manifestos for the general election next month. These manifestos are important. They are far more than a list of promises because they give the electorate an...
Lack of April showers

Lack of April showers

GARDENERS would have been thankful for the rain of the last few days — and with good reason. With less than 3mm of rain, last month was one of the three driest Aprils in 50 years and quite a contrast with April 2000 when there was more than 14cm of...
Millie's mum crocked

Millie's mum crocked

MILLIE ROBERTS was one of the hundreds of children who took part in the Hairy Legs Challenge in Goring on Sunday. Rather than joining Millie, her mother Sarah had to cheer on the 10-year-old from the sidelines as she is on crutches and wearing a...
Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

DICK FLETCHER’S amusing letter in the Henley Standard a couple of weeks ago about McCarthy & Stone apparently reversing the flow of the River Thames reminded me of something similar. A Thames tributary called St Patrick’s Stream leaves the main river...

True hero more than once

THE 100th anniversary of the death of a Henley war hero will fall next month. Arthur Collier was a decorated veteran of two wars who ...

School made me the musician I am

School made me the musician I am

Sir, — I have been reading about the trouble that Chiltern Edge School in Sonning Common is in and hope that my story can help change ...

POSTMAN Terry Buckett has been elected Mayor of Henley for the second time in just over 10 years. A member of the Henley Residents’ ...

Your old spectacles helping others

Your old spectacles helping others

Sir, — The people of Henley and the local area have come up trumps again this year, having donated about 2,200 pairs of used ...

Turning back the pages

NEW Henley Mayor Janine Voss says residents should put Henley first and be proud of their town. Speaking at the mayor-making ceremony, ...

Your letters...

No word for such an act Sir, — I am writing to express my complete dismay at the mayhem at the Henley mayor-making ceremony (Standard, ...

Stefan silenced

HENLEY town councillor Stefan Gawrysiak is not one to shy away from speaking. But he found himself in trouble at a planning committee ...

Find inner peace in this well-kept secret

IN a couple of weeks the brilliant jamboree that is the Chelsea Flower Show will take place.  Perhaps you might be one of thousands of ...

WE are asked to announce for the benefit of those who have already notified their intention to take an allotment in the Deer Park, ...

Mayor vs marriage

NOW that Julian Brookes has completed his year as Mayor of Henley, he can look forward to a slightly easier life... probably. ...

Your letters...

Scheming has left a stink Sir, — At the mayor-making ceremony at Henley town hall on Monday one Conservative member of the council, ...

Margaret Simister, kind and loyal friend with northern wit

Margaret Simister, kind and loyal friend with northern wit

MARGARET SIMISTER, who died recently, was a Lancashire lass who, with husband Norman and children James and Joanne,  made her home in ...

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Exchange visit

Exchange visit

A food swapping event has relocated to Henley. Apples for Eggs, which previously took place in Wargrave, held its first event at the Eyot Centre, off Wargrave Road. Six people ... [more]

 

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