Monday, 11 December 2017

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THE river in Henley has been a significant visitor attraction for many years. The town became more accessible to tourists after the ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

AS far as I know, this spot is not way-marked so it not particularly easy to find. The ornamental well or water source in the woods ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

WHAT happens when part of a road is by-passed and the original road becomes a cul-de-sac or lay-by? There are several examples of this ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

PROBABLY the best known feature of Henley is the iconic bridge (c 1786). It was configured by William Hayward who frequently expressed ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

IF you have been watching Celebrity Hunted on Channel 4 you may have recognished this scene. As they bid to evade capture, the Made in ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THE road outside the St George & Dragon pub and restaurant in Wargrave is usually very busy but it’s unlikely that passing drivers ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THE Angel on the Bridge in Henley must be one of the most photographed pubs in the country. And one of the Brakspear pub’s most famous ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THE churchyard at St Bartholomew’s in Lower Basildon has this prominent sculpture of two young brothers who drowned in a branch of the ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

IT may be coincidence but since I featured this a few years ago an explanation sign has been placed for visitors to read the rather ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

CAVERSHAM Court Gardens are next to the River Thames and popular with both visitors and locals. Back in the 12th century this was the ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

REGULAR readers of this column will know that the ruins of this old church near Bix have undergone stabilization work recently. The ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

DAX AIKEN wrote in to ask about this unusual memorial stone, which he spotted while on a family walk along Fair Mile, Henley. The ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

DID Isambard Kingdom Brunel visit this Shiplake pub? During the 19th century, the Plough Hotel, as it was then known, was the ...

 

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HIDDEN HENLEY has been a weekly feature in the Henley Standard since January 2000. It is the brainchild of photographer Martin Cook ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

I BELIEVE these barns in Harpsden with old printer’s die adorning their outer walls are unique. Although I’ve featured them before, I ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

HERE is another curiosity to be found at a local church, this time it’s St Peter and St Paul’s in Shiplake. Take a good look at the ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

ENCOUNTERING this curious but beautiful little structure came as a complete surprise to me. Not knowing of its existence, I was ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

NATURE certainly is full of surprises! This picture shows the hose reel at Shiplake lock pump-out station. This is where boats pull up ...

 

Hidden Henley

THIS photograph was taken back in 2011 when there were still several of these old cast marker posts to be seen alongside the Thames ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

WITH Chilterns walks becoming ever more popular for health and recreation, many readers will know the footpaths of nearby Ipsden and ...

 

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