GRAVES unseen for more than half a century have been uncovered at St Mary’s Church in
GRAVES unseen for more than half a century have been uncovered at St Mary’s Church in Henley. Some 50 graves and tombs were revealed after the ivy covering them was removed following complaints about late-night misbehaviour in the graveyard. The work was a joint venture between the Henley Municipal Charities and the church and part of an ongoing security campaign in which an iron fence will be put up at the entrance to the churchyard in Hart Street.
Drivers have been stuck in traffic jams approaching Henley Bridge after Oxfordshire County Council contractors blocked off one lane of Hart Street. White lines have been painted on the road at its junction with Market Place and Bell Street, closing one of the two lanes coming from the bridge. The bad news for drivers is that the changes are to be permanent as the work is the latest phase in a major overhaul of the town’s roads.
Shiplake has become a hot spot for burglars. Police said there have been 19 burglaries in the village in the past year. In some cases, the intruders have stolen keys and driven off in the owners’ cars.