Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Hospital memorial removed for repairs

Hospital memorial removed for repairs

A MEMORIAL plaque featuring the names of more than 300 soldiers from the Henley area who died during the First World War has been ...

 

Blind veteran thrilled to return to Cenotaph

Blind veteran thrilled to return to Cenotaph

A BLIND war veteran from Watlington will take part in the remembrance parade at the Cenotaph in London on Sunday. Ken Cook, 95, of ...

 

Marshals required for parade

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help marshal the Remembrance parade in Wargrave. Thames Valley Police says it will no longer provide traffic ...

 

£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 ...

 

Christmas on the front line in 1915

Christmas on the front line in 1915

THIS year marked the centenary of the end of the First World War. To mark the anniversary, here we publish a letter written at the ...

 

Choir raises £9,300 for Poppy Appeal

Choir raises £9,300 for Poppy Appeal

A CONCERT by the Aliquando chamber choir at St Mary’s Church in Henley raised £9,300 for the Poppy Appeal. The concert on the evening ...

 

Tea party held at village war memorial hall

Tea party held at village war memorial hall

A TEA party to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War was held at Peppard war memorial hall. The event was organised by the ...

 

Pupils spend week remembering the fallen

Pupils spend week remembering the fallen

IN the week leading up to the centenary of the end of the First World War, pupils at Caversham Preparatory School learned about those ...

 

Drinkers polish off 100 pints for Poppy Appeal

Drinkers polish off 100 pints for Poppy Appeal

SPECIAL events marking the centenary of the 1918 Armistice were held across the country on Sunday. But surely one of the most unique ...

 

Thank you for support, says Legion chairman

Thank you for support, says Legion chairman

THE chairman of the Henley and Peppard branch of the Royal British Legion has thanked the public for its “unprecedented” support over ...

 

Man given £25 parking fine at Remembrance service

Man given £25 parking fine at Remembrance Day service

A WOMAN has accused parking wardens of “taking advantage” of people attending the Remembrance Sunday parade in Wargrave after her ...

 

Charity shop has poppy-themed window display

Charity shop has poppy-themed window display

THE Sue Ryder charity shop in Henley created a poppy-themed window display for Remembrance Day. Staff at the Duke Street store ...

 

The Grandfather Clock, a First World War ghost story

The Grandfather Clock, a First World War ghost story

A MELLOW chime echoes along the hallway. On the last midnight stroke, the pendulum door of a grandfather clock opens. White mist ...

 

Blind Ken at Cenotaph march

Blind Ken at Cenotaph march

A BLIND war veteran from Watlington will be taking part in the march at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday. Ken Cook, 94, of ...

 

Historian tells pupils why it’s important to keep the memory alive

Historian tells pupils why it’s important to keep the memory alive

PUPILS at Rupert House School in Henley learned about life in the trenches during the First World War at a special assembly. Amateur ...

 

2,000 red, white and blue violas planted at memorial

2,000 red, white and blue violas planted at memorial

MEMBERS of Benson Garden Club grew 300 violas for a special display to mark the Armistice. The flower beds around the war memorial at ...

 

LEST WE FORGET: All the local Remembrance Sunday services and parades

LEST WE FORGET: All the local Remembrance Sunday services and parades

SERVICES of remembrance will be held in Henley and the surrounding villages on Sunday. These will coincide with Armistice Day, which ...

 

Council remembers 24 men who served in world wars at Fair Mile cemetery

Council remembers 24 men who served in world wars at Fair Mile cemetery

TWO dozen Henley men who served in the two world wars have been honoured. Members of the town council, which owns Fair Mile Cemetery, ...

 

Medals, munitions and memorabilia from conflict displayed at village hall

Medals, munitions and memorabilia from conflict displayed at village hall

A SECTION of a trench, part of a surrendered U-boat and some medals were part of a First World War exhibition held at Checkendon ...

 

Memorial for Great War dead unveiled at Townlands

Memorial for Great War dead unveiled at Townlands

A MEMORIAL plaque featuring the names of more than 300 soldiers from the Henley area who died during the First World War has been ...

 

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