Wednesday, 21 February 2018

My hockey playing friend was suave like Colin Firth

My hockey playing friend was suave like Colin Firth

THE story about tragic sailor Donald Crowhurst in last week’s Diary sparked memories for Brian Scrivener, of Elizabeth Road, Henley. ...

 

Timing is everything

THERE’S never a policeman around when you want one was the message from concerned resident David Feary when he spoke at a ...

 

Sporting memory

THE winter Olympics taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will have brought back memories for Clifton Hugh Lancelot de Verdon ...

 

Romance across the bar

Romance across the bar

BRAKSPEAR has been running a “pub love” competition, hunting for couples who met in a bar. The contest was designed to tie in with ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

The voice of rowing

CONGRATULATIONS to Robert Treharne Jones who has been selected to commentate at his 15th successive senior World ...

 

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....

 

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 ...

 

Will wants merman!

HENLEY town councillor Will Hamilton showed his softer side at a committee meeting on Tuesday. When discussing whether the council ...

 

England debut beckons

England debut beckons

IF Alec Hepburn makes his full England debut against Italy on Sunday in their opening Six Nations clash there’s one man who will be ...

 

Walking book mooted

HENLEY councillors have suggested publishing a book to celebrate the town being accredited as a Walkers are Welcome destination. The ...

 

Average weather

MEAN temperatures usually vary within two degrees of the average each month but monthly precipitation is much less predictable, ...

 

Tories in mix-up

AS one of the most experienced members of Henley Town Council, David Nimmo Smith has sat through hundreds of meetings. But the veteran ...

 

Disruption drives commuter to verse

DISRUPTION on the trains from the Henley area to London has brought out the creative streak in one commuter. Dr Susan Robinson, from ...

 

Midsomer 'star' signs for Hawks

Midsomer 'star' signs for Hawks

A NEW shirt is to go on display at Henley Rugby Club — and TV viewers will come to recognise it. The blue and yellow jersey is that of ...

 

Festival's guessing game nearly over

THE line-up for this year’s Henley Festival will be revealed next week but this hasn’t stopped people having fun guessing who the ...

 

Dog-loving artist nearing his 1,000th portrait after 12 years

Dog-loving artist nearing his 1,000th portrait after 12 years

ARTIST Clive Hemsley has painted almost 1,000 portraits of Henley’s dogs — and he wants you to get him the rest of the way there. He ...

 

The adventures of Tony, the wind-assisted spacehopper

The adventures of Tony, the wind-assisted spacehopper

LAWYER Matt Richardson feared he’d lost a precious possession when Storm Eleanor battered the country last week. Tree were felled and ...

 

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