Tuesday, 13 November 2018

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LOUISA WISE, of Remenham, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Duke Street, Henley. Pc Loder deposed that at

LOUISA WISE, of Remenham, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Duke Street, Henley. Pc Loder deposed that at about 11pm he saw the defendant and several other people coming from the Queen’s Head. The defendant was having words with her husband and as they were using bad language and creating a disturbance, a witness tried to persuade them to go home. The husband went but Wise remained, struck at him with her hat and knocked his helmet off. As she still refused to go away, she was taken into custody. Wise, who pleaded guilty, was fined 10s.

The 2nd Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry paid a visit to Henley on Wednesday when they were accorded a civic welcome and received a reception generally which left nothing to be desired from the standpoint of enthusiasm and cordiality. The Market Place and other points of vantage were thronged with expectant sightseers, including a large number of khaki-clad warriors who were enjoying a day’s respite from the rigours of the manoeuvres now in progress.

The annual inspection of the Henley branch of the Women’s Voluntary Aid Detachment of the Red Cross Society was held at the town hall on Saturday by Major Brackenbridge, BMC. For the purposes, the large hall was converted into a temporary hospital with 20 beds and an operating theatre.

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