Thursday, 26 April 2018

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THERE has been a lot of talk recently about Henley hauntings and ghosts with Mary Blandy being the name that comes up most often. Her ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

MY item about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Crowsley Park three weeks ago sparked a lot of interest among readers so this week I have ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS small area of grass next to Green Pond in Binfield Heath used to be known as Shiplake Common but these days is better known as ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

COLD Bath Stream, which runs alongside the River & Rowing Museum in Henley and flows into the Thames in Marsh Meadow, has been ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS is one of two dog’s heads on top of the gate pillars at the entrance to Crowsley Park in the parish of Shiplake that are reputed ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THERESA MAY was merely Home Secretary when she officially opened the riverside flats called Remenham Row in June 2000. There is a ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

MANY readers will have been following the signs featuring sketches of St Botolph to the snowdrop walks and the refreshing teas and ...

 

Catkins lit by spring sunshine

Catkins lit by spring sunshine

Sir, — I could not resist taking this photograph on Tuesday morning last week with some almost spring-like sunshine lighting the ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

MY two pictures this week show the effects of ageing. On the left is an old cast iron drain cover in Greys Hill, Henley, with the ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

IT is difficult to believe that this railway bridge on the Henley branch line was originally made from timber trestles. The two ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS is part of the altar in the south transept at St Mary the Virgin Church in Hambleden. It is a 16th century carved wooden panel ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

NOT far from the footpath leading under the lawns at Wittington House, near Medmenham, but on the opposite side of the river, is a ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS house is tucked away right next to Henley Bridge on the Berkshire side of the Thames where the toll-house once stood, hence its ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

I FIRST featured this old road from Mill End to Medmenham in Hidden Henley more than 10 years ago, when a padlocked gate had been ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

WITH New Year walks in the Chilterns being such a popular pastime, many readers will know the footpaths in Checkendon. When walking ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

AS we begin another new year, I thought I’d remind you of some years that have been marked by flooding. There are many flood marker ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

MANY readers, especially those fond of walking, will have seen this eye-catching Roman Catholic chapel. Christ the Redeemer is in the ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

I AM sure many of you will be aware of John Buckley’s shark sculpture protruding from the roof of a terrace house in Oxford. Nearer to ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

WIDMORE Pond in Sonning Common is well worth a visit. Records show that it existed as far back as 1673 when its owner, Thomas Stonor, ...

 

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 ...

 

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