Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Fifty Years Ago

SMITH Hospital, the Henley treatment centre for mentally ill children, half of whom recover sufficiently

SMITH Hospital, the Henley treatment centre for mentally ill children, half of whom recover sufficiently after care to be returned to their parents and to attend ordinary schools, is to have its own League of Friends. This was decided at a public meeting held at the hospital on Saturday and attended by about 45 people.

Leslie Hughes, of Reading Road, Winnersh, was fined £1 10s at Henley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday after 24 horses, mares, foals and a stallion were found straying on the Kidmore End road at Chalkhouse Green on the morning of July 26. The defendant pleaded guilty by letter to allowing horses to stray on the highway and expressed regret for any trouble caused.

Introducing Miss Jean Cook to members of the Henley Society at the town hall last Friday, Captain G E F Goring-Thomas said that the word “curator” conjured up a picture of an old gentleman with a beard in a setting of stuffed birds. What we actually got was an attractive, dark girl in a red frock who brought to her talk not so much erudition (which she obviously possesses) but something far more rare — gaiety.



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