Sunday, 24 March 2019

A hundred years ago...

A WEALTHY mother and daughter were each fined two guineas for claiming more butter than they were allowed under wartime rationing. On two occasions in the past year, the pair collected a butter ration from Phyllis Court Club in Henley despite receiving another from a supplier they were registered with in London. The court said the prosecution was not vindictive but the law must apply to rich and poor alike.

Good news has been received of Sgt L Hollier, of the Coldstream Guards, from Hambleden, who is in hospital at Etaples following injury in service. A comrade writes that he is better, can use his legs and arms and that his complete recovery is expected. His many friends will be delighted with the news.

On behalf of the organ fund, a new instrument installed just over a year ago was played at an enjoyable concert given in the Henley Baptist Church. There was a very large attendance, including the Mayor Councillor W A Hobbs, who presided over the occasion. A collection was taken afterwards which totalled £7 and two shillings.

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