Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Green is pancake day racetrack

Green is pancake day racetrack

PUPILS, parents and teachers at Stoke Row Primary School took part in the annual Shrove Tuesday pancake races in the village. Dozens of youngsters took turns to run the length of the course on the village green, flipping their pancakes mid-way before...
£13,000 for appeal

£13,000 for appeal

ALMOST £13,000 was raised in Wargrave for last year’s Poppy Appeal with door-to-door and bucket collections. At a meeting of the local branch of the Royal British Legion, long service awards were presented to Maggie Hobbs for 20 years, Jane...
Brave boy’s belated Christmas between cancer treatments

Brave boy’s belated Christmas between cancer treatments

A BOY battling cancer enjoyed a belated Christmas dinner with his family after spending more than five weeks abroad having treatment. Charlie Ilsley, 11, was stuck in Turkey with his mother Toni over the festive period and New Year. He was due to have...
Runaway horses spooked by fireworks

Runaway horses spooked by fireworks

HORSES which escaped in Checkendon and ran across a cricket field may have been spooked by fireworks. The three animals got out of their field and crossed a road before running on to the pitch in Parkside. The incident happened on New Year’s Eve...
40 attend lunch hosted by Parkinson’s UK branch

40 attend lunch hosted by Parkinson’s UK branch

MORE than 40 people attended a Christmas lunch organised by the Henley branch of Parkinson’s UK. The event took place at the Christ Church Centre in Reading Road and among those to attend were Henley Deputy Mayor Ken Arlett and his wife Dorothy. The...

When the royals tried to censor my playing cards

When the royals tried to censor my playing cards

EXACTLY 25 years ago this Christmas, an idea was born. In the little village of Turville Heath, high in the Chilterns, a stone’s throw ...

Company donates £400 worth of presents to children’s hospice

Company donates £400 worth of presents to children’s hospice

INVESCO in Henley donated Christmas presents to Oxford children’s hospice Helen & Douglas House. Each year the charity puts together a ...

10th Christmas concert raises £5,300 for charity

10th Christmas concert raises £5,300 for charity

THE 10th annual Spirit of Christmas concert held at the Christ Church Centre in Henley raised £5,300 for Muscular Dystrophy UK. More ...

Pride as local people receive New Year's Honours

Baby food boss awarded OBE in New Year’s Honours

THE founder of an organic baby food company was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list. Paul Lindley, 52, who lives near Henley,...

Living advent calendar just short of fund-raising record

Living advent calendar just short of fund-raising record

THE 2018 Henley Living Advent Calendar raised the second highest total in the event’s eight years. The 24 nights of entertainment from ...

Chilly dip for Christmas

Chilly dip for Christmas

SIXTY-THREE swimmers took the plunge at the traditional Boxing Day dip in Henley. They swam 70 metres across the River Thames from the ...

Silversmith students stage jewellery exhibition and sale

Silversmith students stage jewellery exhibition and sale

JEWELLERY and decorative items made by silversmith graduates was put on display to the public. The annual Christmas exhibition and ...

Shoppers donate 700 meals

SHOPPERS in Henley donated 723 meals to a charity food collection scheme. Customers at the Tesco supermarket off Reading Road were ...

Crunch... The Dean of Windsor sends his love

Crunch... The Dean of Windsor sends his love

SHORTLY after our return from the Crooked Billet, the Ford Anglia went bang and had to be put down. Allwood was sad to see it go; this ...

School’s festive fair fund-raiser

School’s festive fair fund-raiser

DOZENS of children attended a Christmas fair held at Crazies Hill Primary School. The event, which was organised by the school’s ...

Hamper winner to share goodies with family

Hamper winner to share goodies with family

THE winner of the Henley Standard’s competition to win a Waitrose Christmas hamper worth £100 will share it with her daughter. June ...

Turkey, tinsel and treats for party-goers at 60+ club

Turkey, tinsel and treats for party-goers at 60+ club

ABOUT 60 people attended a Christmas party held at the Henley 60+ Club on Monday. The traditional meal of turkey with all the ...

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Out of this world

Out of this world

PUPILS in Year 6 at Goring Primary School told stories to the younger children. The reception and year 1 children were split into groups and listened to stories including the ... [more]

 

Work party

THE Friends of Watlington Hill will hold a work party on Sunday, March 24. Volunteers should meet at the National Trust car park on Watlington Hill at 10am. For more information, ... [more]

 
Playing a part

Playing a part

PUPILS at Robert Piggott Infant School in Wargrave dressed as literary characters including Where’s Wally, Harry Potter and Paddington Bear. The children came to school in their ... [more]

 

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