Wednesday, 27 May 2020

A hundred years ago...

A FARMER from Stonor was summoned before magistrates for allowing a dead bullock’s carcass to remain unburied for an unreasonable time. Police told Henley Magistrates’ Court that the animal had been left for up to a month or more and was being devoured by birds. The defendant apologised but said he couldn’t bury it due to labour shortages.

Last week a burglary took place at Henley Golf Club in Harpsden. The professional’s shop was broken into and many pounds worth of new golf balls belonging to Mr F Rhodes, the resident professional, were stolen. The collection box for a new war memorial in Henley was also taken.

Mr and Mrs Fleming, of Nettlebed, have placed a memorial granite tablet in the village church in memory of their son Valentine Fleming DSO, the MP for Southern Oxfordshire. Mr Fleming, a major in the Queen’s Oxfordshire Hussars, was killed in action at Gillemont Farm, Epehy, France, in May 1917.

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