Thursday, 14 December 2017

Moving gestures

IT’S good to see the spirit of giving at Christmas is alive and well in Henley. Last week, we reported how a mystery woman had paid ...

 

Sparkling Santa

WHILE driving out of Henley on Friday, something caught my eye. I was stuck in traffic in New Street outside Lilly Dry Clean. Looking ...

 

Ancient and modern

I HAD the pleasure of attending a Christmas drinks party at Stonor Park where the main house has been decorated ready for the festive ...

 

Calendar comedian

RICHARD RODWAY is clearly in the Christmas spirit. The organiser of the Henley Living Advent Calendar also acts as host on most nights,...

 

The day Ray bowled out opposition on his own

The day Ray bowled out opposition on his own

AFTER England’s heavy defeat in the first Ashes Test in Australia this week, what would the team give for a performance like that of ...

 

Strictly silver lining

DEBBIE McGEE’S spectacular success in Strictly Come Dancing has given a boost to a business in her home village of Wargrave. Active ...

 

Wrong way, PM

A SHARP-EYED driver spotted Thersea May’s entourage driving the wrong way round a roundabout in Sonning this week. Dash-cam footage ...

 

Jersey's fight over prehistoric stones

A PREHISTORIC line of stones is at the centre of a tug-of-love between Henley and the island of Jersey. Jerseyman Neil Holmes has ...

 

Gran's best friend

Gran's best friend

YOU may have read on page 4 about Tallulah the therapy dog and her visits to the Chilterns Court care centre in Henley. Well, here is ...

 

Star role

THE Henley Children’s Theatre pantomime this year will feature a tribute to one of the town’s most famous new residents. The part of ...

 

Royal peal

IF you were in Henley on Monday evening and heard the bells of St Mary’s Church being rung and wondered why, then I can tell you. It ...

 

TV gold

I WAS sad to learn of the death of actor Keith Barron at the age of 83. He was the star of Eighties sitcom Duty Free in which he and ...

 

Hawks boys' exciting day out at Twickenham

Hawks boys' exciting day out at Twickenham

THE Henley Hawks under-12s team stepped out on the hallowed turf of Twickenham on Saturday. They played a curtain-raiser before ...

 

Willow copse that provides bats for cricketers on sub-continent

Willow copse that provides bats for cricketers on sub-continent

WHEN a group of trees in a field off Mill Road, Shiplake, was chopped down recently, it might have worried passers-by or residents ...

 

Dry Leas? Certainly

THE new £450,000 changing rooms Henley Rugby Club look fantastic but they are not yet being put to good use. While the building work ...

 

The Hanged Man - the second inthe Bonefield series

THRILLER writer Simon Kernick only released his latest book this week but he has already started on the next one. The Hanged Man is ...

 

Woman searching for hero policeman

A WOMAN is trying to track down the policeman who she says probably saved her life. In the summer of 1990 Angela Graham was just 15 ...

 

Perfect farewell note

A SERVICE in memory of Dame Di Ellis, Henley Royal Regatta’s first female steward, ended on an amusing note.  Guests began filing out ...

 

Mild and dry month

OCTOBER was a mild and dry month. Temperatures were two degrees above the average with a mean minimum and maximum of 8.5C and 16.3C ...

 

When Debbie said: Paul who?

DEBBIE McGEE had never heard of her future husband Paul Daniels when she was first asked to perform alongside him, her younger sister ...

 

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