Thursday, 27 January 2022

Fifty years ago...

“YOU won’t get another headquarters for at least another 60 years, so you’d better make the best of this one.” So said David ...

 

Twenty five years ago...

FORMER mayor David Smewing stunned council colleagues by flashing a V-sign at the Henley town clerk on Tuesday. He added a blown ...

 

A hundred years ago...

IN common with the greater part of the country. Henley and district was visited by a snowstorm on Sunday. Commencing with sleet, it ...

 

Ten years ago...

TEN boats from the Henley area have been chosen to take part in the Thames pageant to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee. The £10 ...

 

Ten years ago...

A TOWN councillor has launched a one-woman campaign to ban heavy goods vehicles travelling through Henley. Councillor Laila Meachin ...

 

Twenty five years ago...

A POLICEMAN who was held hostage by a man wielding a knife has been commended for his bravery. Sgt Michael Mayne was praised for his ...

 

Fifty years ago...

“THEY’RE calling me Steve McQueen,” quipped Jimmy Lamb, landlord of the Angel Hotel in Henley on Wednesday after he had driven his ...

 

A hundred years ago...

WHILE in a number of places memorial crosses have been the modus operandi to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the Great ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

WALKING from Checkendon village towards the equestrian centre along public footpaths, you can spot several curious sights. In the ...

 

Comical condition

SO did the director-general of the BBC cause the coronavirus pandemic? You might have thought so if you were listening to comedian ...

 

Review of the year part two: Remembering loved

Review of the year part two: Remembering loved

A COUPLE with a successful restaurant have stepped in to save a village pub less than half a mile away. Liam and Ryan Simpson-Trotman, ...

 

Twenty five years ago...

THE parents of Costa del Sol murder victim Susie Kendrick are offering a cash reward for information leading to her killer. They hope ...

 

A hundred years ago...

THE town hall was the scene of unwonted gaiety on Wednesday, the occasion being the entertainment of some 150 children of the ...

 

Fifty years ago...

AT least 1,750 new office jobs will have to be created to provide for the people coming to live in the Henley area between now and ...

 

Ten years ago...

ANOTHER pub in the Henley area has closed, the third in the space of just eight weeks. The Lamb at Satwell has shut after owners Chris ...

 

Let’s support each other in next year

CHRISTMAS is celebrated in a land of deep shadow but in this darkness the light of Christ shines all the greater. However, before we ...

 

Fifty years ago...

THE award of the British Empire Medal was announced in the new year’s honours list on Saturday to Arthur Pinchin, 67, of Mill Road, ...

 

A hundred years ago...

THE season of Christmas, with its rounds of religious observances and social enjoyment, has once more passed over us but there is very ...

 

Ten years ago...

A MAN has told how he rescued his baby from his car seconds before it exploded into flames. Franz Matschy, 71, burned two fingers as ...

 

Twenty five years ago...

A HENLEY mother watched her home being destroyed for the second time in six years after it caught fire on Monday evening. Fiona Haxton ...

 

Looking for a job?

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Location Wallingford

Cranford House School is seeking to appoint the following roles: SCHOOL MATRON This is a full time role with 10 weeks’ ...

 

FULL AND PART-TIME POSITIONS

Location Henley on Thames

Recruiting for full and part time front of house staff at Bistro at the Boathouse. Good rate of pay, staff discount and ...