Thursday, 09 April 2020

The Hon Caroline Mieczkowska

The Hon Caroline Mieczkowska

THE Hon Caroline Mieczkowska died, aged 86, at her Henley Park home on New Year’s Eve after a long illness courageously borne. She had ...

 

Derrick Hester — July 30, 1926-December 21, 2019

Derrick Hester — July 30, 1926-December 21, 2019

DERRICK HESTER was born in Sumatra in 1926. His father Ray had been wounded during the First World War and had to move to a warmer ...

 

Penny Cole, actress and wife of television and film star

Penny Cole, actress and wife of television and film star

PENNY COLE, an actress and producer, who was married to fellow actor George Cole, has died, aged 81. Penelope Margaret Ann Pennington ...

 

Kenny Lynch, entertainer — March 18, 1938 to December 18, 2019

Kenny Lynch, entertainer — March 18, 1938 to December 18, 2019

ACTOR and singer Kenny Lynch, who has died at the age of 81, was one of Britain’s first black entertainers and once serenaded the ...

 

Kenny Lynch, 81, dies

ENTERTAINER Kenny Lynch has died. aged 81. The actor and singer, who lived in Nettlebed, passed away in the early hours of Wednesday. ...

 

David White, press photographer and friend of pop stars

David White, press photographer and friend of pop stars

DAVID WHITE passed away peacefully on November 4 after a short illness with his son Andy by his side. During his long life as a press ...

 

Family tribute to ‘beautiful soul’

Family tribute to ‘beautiful soul’

THE family of a woman from Henley who was found dead in the River Thames have paid tribute to her “beautiful soul”. Hannah Gibbs, 37, ...

 

David Vereker Palmer — 1926-2019

David Vereker Palmer — 1926-2019

DAVID PALMER passed away peacefully at his home, Burrow Farm in Hambleden, on September 4, aged 92. During his life and career, first ...

 

Alan Phillips – June 27, 1929 to July 11, 2019

Alan Phillips – June 27, 1929 to July 11, 2019

ALAN PHILLIPS, who was born in Brighton on June 27, 1929, passed away peacefully at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading at the age ...

 

Julie Coleman, loyal worker, sports fan and music lover

Julie Coleman, loyal worker, sports fan and music lover

JULIE COLEMAN was born on November 17, 1964 at the Battle Hospital in Reading, the fourth child of proud parents Diana and Patrick ...

 

Philip Buckett — October 16, 1938-July 14, 2019

Philip Buckett — October 16, 1938-July 14, 2019

PHILIP BUCKETT, who was known for his sense of fun and good humour, has passed away peacefully, aged 80.   He was born to Walter and ...

 

Paul Bradbury — April 27, 1940-July 21, 2019

Paul Bradbury — April 27, 1940-July 21, 2019

PAUL Learoyd Bradbury, who was also known as “Bradders”, died peacefully, at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading on July 21 ...

 

Jane Brazil — July 25, 1938-May 11, 2019

Jane Brazil — July 25, 1938-May 11, 2019

JANE BRAZIL was a founder member and, for many years, chairman of the Henley group of Riding for the Disabled, which was established ...

 

Jean Rooke (née Valentine), wartime codebreaker

Jean Rooke (née Valentine), wartime codebreaker

JEAN was born in Perth, Scotland, in 1924, an only child. In 1943 she joined the WRNS in a fit of pique because her application to ...

 

Sheila Collis-Rudge — October 14, 1925-April 23, 2019

Sheila Collis-Rudge — October 14, 1925-April 23, 2019

SHEILA Mae Collis-Rudge was born on October 14, 1925, in Evesham, Worcestershire. The eldest daughter of her parents Rivett and ...

 

Mary Angela Burge — May 17, 1929-February 5, 2019

Mary Angela Burge — May 17, 1929-February 5, 2019

MARY Angela Burge, who witnessed a Second World War bomber crash into the River Thames near Wargrave, has died, aged 89. She was born ...

 

Obituary: Gordon Mintern, Regal cinema manager and organ enthusiast

Obituary: Gordon Mintern, Regal cinema manager and organ enthusiast

A MAN who managed Henley’s old Regal cinema for more than three decades and helped to shape its replacement has died. Gordon Mintern, ...

 

Carol Evans, journalist who could write about anything

Carol Evans, journalist who could write about anything

FORMER Henley Standard reporter Carol Evans was born in 1947 in Reading, where she lived in Cardiff Road and went to EP Collier School....

 

Donald Dawes, a legend and true inspiration

Donald Dawes, a legend and true inspiration

DONALD John Dawes, or Don to his family and friends, has died, aged 83. He was a well-known farmer who had lived in the Henley area ...