Wednesday, 04 August 2021

A hundred years ago...

ON Sunday, just before 2pm, Mr Ernest Hobbs, of Messrs Hobbs & Sons, gave information to Mr F S Lowe, the commodore of Henley Sailing ...

 

Ten years ago...

AN elderly couple are appealing for the return of five ornamental dwarfs stolen from their front garden. Francis and Elizabeth ...

 

Twenty five years ago...

THEY went for gold and that is what oarsmen Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent will be bringing back to Britain after their searing ...

 

Fifty years ago...

HENLEY police were called to Gillotts School in Henley on Friday, the last day of term, after two youths were seen near the bicycle ...

 

Fifty years ago...

PHRASES like “being submerged in a sea of plastic” were heard at Tuesday’s meeting of the borough council when the public health ...

 

A hundred years ago...

ON Sunday afternoon, July 10, as Mr J Preston jnr was walking near Shiplake Lock, he heard cries for help and running to the lock, saw ...

 

Ten years ago...

FIREBOMBS, drug dealing and vandalism could be the result of an improved skate park in Henley, claims a town councillor. Will Hamilton ...

 

Twenty five years ago...

HENLEY’S dwindling crew of retained firefighters are being stretched to the limit. With numbers at the Henley station down to just ...

 

A hundred years ago...

ON Saturday evening the Henley fire brigade were called to a fire at The Pits in Fair Mile. The burning refuse had set fencing alight ...

 

Twenty five years ago...

FUNDRAISERS in Henley have missed out on a royal regatta windfall after unauthorised charities moved in on their customers. Festive ...

 

Fifty years ago...

IT was drinks on the house at the Cherry Tree in Stoke Row on Wednesday last week, when more than 100 villagers and friends joined ...

 

Ten years ago...

A REVIEW of the “abysmal” district council elections has been branded insufficient by councillors. The election count and AV ...

 

Twenty five years ago...

THE River & Rowing Museum has come under fire for choosing “Museum-on-Thames” as the new name of its showpiece project. Henley ...

 

Ten years ago...

A MAN who carried out an armed robbery at a Henley bank has been jailed for eight years. Palvinder Bains escaped with £22,000 after ...

 

One hundred years ago...

AS the luncheon interval on Saturday — the final day of Henley Regatta — drew near, everybody was expecting the arrival of the Prince ...

 

Fifty years ago...

BETWEEN 200 and 300 people went without their bingo this week and two of the town’s football clubs are set to lose their major source ...

 

Ten years ago...

THE huge police operation to combat drunken violence during Henley Royal Regatta has been hailed a success. A total of 45 people were ...

 

Twenty five years ago...

A LIFESIZE sculpture of two rowers holding a boat above their heads could be the centrepoint of a new pedestrianised Market Place in ...

 

A hundred years ago...

THERE is no doubt that whatever other sport may decline, the premier sport of all, as represented by Henley Regatta, shows no evidence ...

 

Fifty years ago...

DESPITE the heavy June rainfall and the exceptionally high river towards the end of the month, which interfered with the construction ...

 

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