Tuesday, 20 November 2018

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March 29 1963: “WHERE can I play?” — the question posed to the public on behalf of the children who

March 29 1963: “WHERE can I play?” — the question posed to the public on behalf of the children who are patients at the Smith Hospital in Fair Mile, Henley, — was answered in no uncertain terms by the sponsors and supporters of Henley’s Midnight Matinee last Friday. The function raised a record £3,000, the total required for the provision of a playroom/gymnasium at the hospital.

A Vauxhall Velox car driven by Alfred James Bishop, from Beaconsfield, overturned on the main Henley to Oxford road near the Fox public house at Bix at about 8.30pm on Sunday. Three passengers, his wife Gladys, daughter Caroline and son David, received injuries and were treated at Henley War Memorial Hospital. The vehicle was severely damaged.

Despite pleas from some members, Henley Rural District Council decided not to extend the Sonning Common sewer scheme by providing a line to take in properties between Peppard post office and the Unicorn public house, where there are 20 houses and a school. The public health committee reported that owners of the houses and Peppard Parish Council supported the extension.

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