Sunday, 24 March 2019

Fifty years ago...

LADY Brunner, of Greys Court warned that the growth of drug-taking in Henley had been “tremendous” over the previous decade. Speaking at a meeting of the Henley Free Church council, she said people had even been offered drugs in cafés. She said taking them was a “denial of life” which threatened society and warned that the scale of the problem shouldn’t be overstated.

No serious accidents resulted from heavy snow which hit the Henley area. Many people abandoned their vehicles at the roadside and there were reports of cars skidding off the road but only one incident resulted in minor injury. Henley Grammar School and Gillotts School closed and most buses failed to reach Chiltern Edge School in Sonning Common but most village primaries remained open.

A man was fined £15 after causing a three-car crash on Gangsdown Hill, near Nuffield. He noticed too late that the traffic in front of him had stopped due to an obstruction so he braked sharply and skidded into the oncoming lane and was struck by a car coming the other way. The man, from Cheltenham, was unhurt.

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