Sunday, 23 September 2018

Thanks for saving my honeymoon... in 1966

Thanks for saving my honeymoon... in 1966

A MAN from Nettlebed has issued a belated thank-you to staff at a Welsh port after he almost quite literally missed the boat for his ...

 

Shear obscenity...

WHEN you’re staging some old-fashioned family entertainment, you’ve sometimes got to throw in some jokes for the adults. While giving ...

 

Amusing arrival

ANYONE who was up early in Henley on Sunday may have spotted town councillor Sam Evans running through the streets with a panicked ...

 

Bravo for Bra Man

Bravo for Bra Man

THE Rewind Festival isn’t short of Eighties pop fans in outrageous costumes but one man in particular caught the eye at this year’s ...

 

How Harry’s big beans are still going strong

How Harry’s big beans are still going strong

THE full story of Henley’s own variety of runner bean, created by Harry Lovejoy, can now be revealed. Three weeks ago, I told how he ...

 

Hot topic of debate

WE have definitely experienced the warmest summer on record but the jury is still out as to whether August was the hottest in England, ...

 

Old jokes are best

A WOMAN from Henley left an open goal for aspiring comedians when she posted a question on a Facebook group this week. Charlotte Hamp ...

 

Noisy but absent neighbour

THE former Cau restaurant unit in Hart Street, Henley, is still attracting complaints about noise. A handwritten sign stuck to the ...

 

Pay back

WITH rail fares set to rise again in January, commuters are preparing to feel the pinch. Many have already complained about delays and ...

 

How Harry created Henley runner bean

DID you know that Henley has its own variety of runner bean? It was developed in the Sixties and Seventies by resident Harry Lovejoy ...

 

Food for thought

HENLEY’S regular Twitter users will know that our MP John Howell often tweets about conversations he has had with constituents. One ...

 

Hot and dry month

LAST month was probably the driest July since 1921, writes Denis Gilbert. Just 15mm of rain fell in Shiplake, less than half of that ...

 

Welcome to... zzzz

THE monthly meetings of Henley Town Council’s finance strategy and management committee might be considered by some to be, errr... ...

 

To blow or wave

THE “awakening the dragon” ceremony in Henley that we report on elsewhere this week featured a number of acts of tradition. Shifu ...

 

Milliner to Mrs May

Milliner to Mrs May

HENLEY milliner Liz Felix has surely secured the title of “hatmaker to the Prime Minister”. Theresa May has been seen in yet another ...

 

Kellie’s in the dark

FORMER Mayor Kellie Hinton wore sunglasses throughout last week’s meeting of the Henley in Bloom committee. The temperature in the ...

 

Read all about it... couple are engaged

Read all about it... couple are engaged

IT may have been just a single sentence but for one couple there was no doubt about what was the biggest news in last week’s Henley ...

 

Bill back in saddle after eye operation

HENLEY artist Bill Mundy is painting once again after having a cataract removed. The 81-year-old underwent the procedure on his right ...

 

Pub landlady crawls through mud for birthday

Pub landlady crawls through mud for birthday

AS birthday treats go, crawling through mud isn’t top of everyone’s wishlist. But the landlady of a Henley pub did that after taking ...

 

We watched film car crash into our pond

We watched film car crash into our pond

THE return of the original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car to the Henley area brought back fond memories for Bob and Jan Warner. The ...

 

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