Saturday, 16 October 2021

Inspiring adventurer

AN adventurer gave a talk to students at Shiplake College. Charlie Walker has spent 10 years undertaking expeditions to places ...

 

Club serves up finals day (with fizz and cake)

PLAYERS of all ages took part in a finals day at Shiplake Tennis Club. Spectators were encouraged to come and watch the matches, which ...

 

School poet

A PUPIL at Shiplake College has been appointed as the school’s first poet laureate. Matthew Perry, who is in year 8, won a competition ...

 

School holds dog show and rugby festival once again

School holds dog show and rugby festival once again

A FUN dog show and touch rugby tournament returned to Shiplake College after a year off. Fieldfest, which was cancelled last year due ...

 

Service celebrates centenary of Royal British Legion

Service celebrates centenary of Royal British Legion

FORTY people attended a church service to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Shiplake and Dunsden branch of the Royal British ...

 

I’m thrilled to have won at Henley with school mates

I’m thrilled to have won at Henley with school mates

A TEENAGER from Wargrave has described winning at Henley Royal Regatta as “incredible”. Mia Vickerman was part of Shiplake College’s ...

 

Boathouse ceremony

A NEW boathouse at Shiplake College named after a former headmaster will be officially opened next month. The Davies Centre was ...

 

200 tonnes of farm straw destroyed in arson attack

200 tonnes of farm straw destroyed in arson attack

A FARMER has praised the quick response of the fire service after he lost £4,000 worth of straw in a suspected arson attack. Several ...

 

Scrumming and scrufts

A FESTIVAL with a touch rugby tournament is returning to Shiplake College. FieldFest will take place on Saturday, September 11, with a ...

 

Field blaze thought to be arson attack

Field blaze thought to be arson attack

A SUSPECTED arson attack at a field in Shiplake has destroyed 200 tonnes of linseed straw. Crews from Oxfordshire and Royal Berkshire ...

 

Singer, 87, recovering from stroke

Singer, 87, recovering from stroke

VETERAN singer Vince Hill is recovering from a stroke.  The 87-year-old, who lives in Shiplake, was temporarily paralysed down his ...

 

Children raise £400 for two charities with cake sale

Children raise £400 for two charities with cake sale

A BOY raised more than £400 for two charities by selling cakes. Cassius Cartland, nine, sold cupcakes, cookies, cold drinks and ...

 

Business pupil bids to win £10,000

A STUDENT from Shiplake College who set up his own business has entered a national competition to help it grow.   Will Taylor, 17, ...

 

Plea to dog walkers after girl is injured

THE trustees of Shiplake Memorial Hall are urging dog walkers to keep their pets on a lead after an incident involving a young child. ...

 

Two new houses too large, say villagers

PLANS for a pair of new houses in Lower Shiplake have been opposed by residents. Widbrook Property Developments, of Woodley, wants to ...

 

Clear up after dogs

A COUPLE who run a restaurant in Binfield Heath are trying to catch dog walkers that continously leave mess behind. Liam and Ryan ...

 

New wardens selected to support college chaplain

New wardens selected to support college chaplain

THE new chapel wardens at Shiplake College have been selected. Abi McCarthy and Jed Blacknell, who are 17, will be the head and deputy ...

 

Villagers relieved at pub being saved from development

Villagers relieved at pub being saved from development

RESIDENTS of Shiplake are relieved that a village pub has been saved from redevelopment. The Plowden Arms in Shiplake Cross has been ...

 

Woman complains about roadworks taking place outside her home in evening

Woman complains about roadworks taking place outside her home in evening

A WOMAN is upset after a broadband provider completed roadworks outside her home in Shiplake at night.   Maggie Edwards, of Station ...

 

Restaurant pair take over closed pub half-mile away

Restaurant pair take over closed pub half-mile away

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, ...

 

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