Tuesday, 20 October 2020


In 1914, the Henley Standard was known as 'The Henley and South Oxfordshire Standard'. Here we bring you excerpts from our extensive archive of news, views, anecdotes and much-needed humour published during World War One.
Publication date: 7th August 1914


We are requested by Mr. Henry Fane, the prospective Unionist Candidate for South Oxfordshire, to state that in consequence of his being ordered to rejoin his regiment, the Coldstream Guards, which is ordered for active service, he is unable to fulfil his engagements in the Constituency during the present month. Mr. And Mrs. Fane had arranged to visit a large number of parishes and attend a number of meetings which now of necessity must be postponed until the close of the war.


The Henley Waterman’s and Fisherman’s Regatta, which was to have been held on Wednesday, August 26th, has been abandoned.


The Henley Lads’ Brigade were to have gone for their annual week’s camp at Ryde, Isle of Wight, to-day (Friday), but on account of the War it has been decided by the officers and managers to abandon the camp for the present at any rate. Not only would there have been considerable difficulty in getting to the spot selected, but it was also felt that it would not be right to spend the money with the dark days that may have to be faced in the near future.

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