Sunday, 22 September 2019

Where time stood still

ST MARY’S Church in Whitchurch is a much-photographed landmark on the River Thames but until now no-one had spotted something wrong ...

 

Whitchurch and Goring Heath History Society

AFTER a summer of visits, we’re looking forward to our autumn season of lectures. We begin on Thursday, September 19 when Dr Edward ...

 

Saving lives

A FREE talk and demonstration on using Whitchurch’s community defibrillator will be given at the village hall September 14 from 9.30am....

 

Estate owner’s plan for 8ft security fence angers villagers

Estate owner’s plan for 8ft security fence angers villagers

THE owner of an estate wants to erect an 8ft fence along part of the perimeter to protect himself from intruders. Council planning ...

 

Clock and bell repairs

THE clock and bells at St Mary’s Church in Whitchurch are to chime again after almost two decades of silence. They were deliberately ...

 

Parish priest to leave after eight years for new challenge

Parish priest to leave after eight years for new challenge

THE parish priest for Whitchurch and Whitchurch Hill is to step down next month. Rev Claire Alcock, who joined the Langtree team ...

 

Art of masks

WHITCHURCH’S annual art and craft exhibition will take place at the village hall in Manor Road on November 16 and 17 from 10am to 5pm. ...

 

Hall teas

A COMMUNITY tea will be held at Whitchurch village hall on September 12 from 2.30pm to 5pm. Admission is free but donations towards ...

 

New gas pipes

THE replacement of gas pipes in Hardwick Road, Whitchurch, has been completed after about six weeks. Workers from OMJ, Southern Gas ...

 

Plot vandals

TWO greenhouses on Whitchurch’s allotments have been vandalised. Large stones, a fence post and a wooden chair were used to smash the ...

 

Art cafe

THE Art Café at the Old Stables in High Street, Whitchurch, tomorrow (Saturday) will be in aid of the village’s theatre club. Visitors ...

 

River bench

A NEW bench has been installed by the Thames in Whitchurch. The curved seat, made from oak grown on the Hardwick estate in the village,...

 

Totem poles returned to school

TOTEM poles created by children in Whitchurch as part of a community art project have been returned to the village primary school. The ...

 

Upping day

THE annual swan upping ceremony, in which the Thames birds are counted and marked, is expected to pass through Goring and Whitchurch ...

 

Families flock to strawberry fair at estate’s organic farm

Families flock to strawberry fair at estate’s organic farm

RESIDENTS and visitors flocked to the annual strawberry fair at the Tolhurst Organic Partnership farm in Whitchurch. The farm, off ...

 

Theatre trip

MEMBERS of Whitchurch Theatre Club are to attend a performance of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Barbican Centre in London on Thursday. ...

 

Charities chat

A GROUP of traders from Whitchurch and surrounding villages wants to partner with a charity that it could support. The traders will be ...

 

Care home owner appeals over rebuild plan rejection

Care home owner appeals over rebuild plan rejection

THE owner of a disused care home in Whitchurch has revived its long-running battle to demolish and rebuild it. Majesticare is ...

 

New chairman

LAURA LUCAS has been appointed chairman of the Whitchurch Society. The former parish councillor, who works in public relations, takes ...

 

Road closure

THE narrow section at the western end of Hardwick Road in Whitchurch will be closed for up to six weeks from Monday. Contractors for ...

 

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