Thursday, 15 November 2018

100 years ago

THE chairman of the Henley Board of Guardians, referring to a communication read by the clerk

THE chairman of the Henley Board of Guardians, referring to a communication read by the clerk from “Sheerness-on-Sea”, said he could not understand the addition of the words “on-Sea”. It was surely quite superfluous and meant additional work for the clerk. Henley-on-Thames had, of course, to be described as such in order to distinguish it from Henley-in-Arden. The clerk said: “Henley-on-Thames is the proper name of the place, but to describe Shiplake as Shiplake-on-Thames is merely a fad.”

The Henley public day nursery in Reading Road, which is for the care of babies and young children up to five years of age while their mothers are at work, is now open and is under the care of a thoroughly competent matron who cordially invites all mothers to call and inspect the perfectly equipped nursery.

During the next two or three weeks the grounds of Friar Park will be at their best and are well worth a visit, not only for the visitor’s sake but for the benefit of the Mayor’s Convalescent Fund, the Gardeners’ Benevolent Fund and the Reading Hospital.





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