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Henley Standard

May 6, 1966

ALTHOUGH the purchase price was not revealed, it was publicly announced at Tuesday’s meeting of the borough council that it has bought Marsh Meadows, the area of riverside land running from Mill Meadows to Mill Lane. The view was expressed that the transaction would be of benefit to the public.

At a sitting of the magistrates at Henley on Thursday, Michael Green, 41, of no fixed address, was fined the sum of £1 for drunkenness. On Wednesday evening, police were called to the Hong Kong Restaurant in Duke Street where Pc Harman found the defendant slumped over a table. When Green got out into the street he took a bottle of wine from the pocket of his overcoat and drank some of the contents. When charged with being drunk, Green said: “That’s quite right.” Insp Doncaster said the defendant had 29 previous convictions for drunkenness.

April rainfall measured at Longlands by Mr J E Chalcraft totalled 4.34in, this being the greatest amount he has for the month in records going back to 1914. There were only four days on which no rain was recorded, three of these being the last three days of the month. Snow fell on the 13th, 14th and 15th.

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